Design to Dish: Garlic-Cheddar Biscuits

Written by Melissa of  Lulu the Baker

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A few years ago, we threw a big birthday party for a friend on some property we own (which we’re finally building a house on—hooray!). She had always wanted a big dinner out in the middle of an open field, so we set up long tables and strung globe lights across our empty acreage. We had a traditional East Coast-style seafood boil, and they’ve become something of a family tradition ever since. Whether you go high end with lobster and king crab legs, or down-home with crawdads and shrimp, the beautiful nautical-inspired details below will make for a whale of a dinner party (terrible seafood pun intended)!

To go along with our seafood boil theme, I made some restaurant copycat Garlic-Cheddar Biscuits. They’re so flavorful and buttery, and are the perfect addition to this utensil-free feast. Keep reading for the recipe!

1. Regatta Party Invitations from Minted
2. DIY seafood seasoning party favors from Celebrations At Home
3. Rope napkin rings from Burke Decor
4. Garlic-Cheddar Biscuits, recipe below
5. Cajun seafood boil how-to from Lulu the Baker
6. DIY rope-wrapped vase from Southern Living
7. Nautical table settings from Love Maegan

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Garlic-Cheddar Biscuits

2 1/2 cups Bisquick
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
4 Tablespoons cold butter, cut into about 8 chunks
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
3/4 cup cold milk
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
a pinch of salt

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Combine Bisquick and garlic powder in a food processor. Add cold butter and grated cheddar, and pulse until the mixture has a crumbly texture. Add the cold milk and pulse just until the dough comes together. Drop by large spoonfuls (I like to use my ice cream scoop) onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 15-17 minutes. Meanwhile, combine melted butter with dried parsley, garlic powder, and salt. When biscuits come out of the oven, brush them immediately with the melted butter mixture (be sure to use all of it!). Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving. Makes 12-18 biscuits.

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