Biscuit Recipes for KFC, Red Lobster & Hardee's
Oh, those beautiful Biscuits!
Nothing so warms the tummy as do the biscuits from some of our favorite restaurants. They transform us from our fast-paced daily lives to a better more homey place from our past. The cinnamon flakiness from Hardee's, the buttermilk richness from Kentucky Fried Chicken and the king, the Cheddar biscuit presented by Red Lobster. I know that I always order a dozen cheddar biscuits to take home with me following a meal at Red Lobster. The wonderful warm cheesy and tender centers full of cheddar goodness,...mm-mm....what a treat!
Sometimes time or the pocketbook wont allow for a retreat to a restaurant get-away. If only we could throw together a few ingredients at home to enjoy these tasty treats. Well, now we can! I have provided the secret recipes from these three famous biscuit making restaurants for you to have and hold as your very own. Enjoy the indulgent flavors and warm memories these bundles of 'yum' bring to your table!
KFC Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe
KFC—also known as Kentucky Fried Chicken—currently in more than eighty countries world- wide was established in 1930 by Harland Sanders at his restaurant Sander's Court & Cafe′ in Corbin, Kentucky. He started using a pressure fryer in 1939 which allowed him to quick cook his magic recipes, thus getting his customers fed in an expeditious manner. Colonel Sanders developed his famous Original Fried Chicken Recipe in 1940. The chicken needed some side items to nestle up against so mashed potatoes and gravy and the buttermilk biscuit were created, the biscuit surprisingly becoming the most popular of all. As the reigning champ, the flaky, buttery buttermilk biscuit is the number one item on the KFC menu (besides the Chicken of course). One taste and you will understand why!
Ingredients For KFC Biscuit Recipe
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2/3 cup buttermilk
Instructions For Making KFC Biscuits
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Sift together the dry ingredients into a large bowl.
- Cut in the shortening. (Using a pastry cutter or wide-tine fork, press the shortening in with the dry ingredients, leaving it somewhat granular).
- Make a well in the flour mixture and add the buttermilk. Gently knead the mixture with your fingers until thoroughly combined and a soft dough forms.
- On a floured surface, pat the dough to a ½" thickness and cut with a biscuit cutter or the rim of a glass.
- Place the biscuits on a cookie sheet and bake for about 12 minutes, or until golden brown (do not overcook).
♥-The recipe makes about 9 biscuits- ♥
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HARDEE'S Cinnamon "Flake" Biscuit Recipe
The sweet creamy icing on these hot baked cinnamon biscuits is something closer to heaven than love itself. Hardee's first hamburger stand popped its doors open in 1960. The mission statement was quite simple and direct: char-broiled burgers and milk shakes at the very economic price at the time of fifteen cents. The Cinnamon "Flake" Biscuit came along much later and today has become a center piece for the chain. The recipe is intense, but so is the resulting treat!
Ingredients For Hardee's Cinnamon Biscuits
- One 13-ounce box of bran flakes
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2½ cups biscuit mix, plus extra as needed
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- ½ cup dark raisins
- ½ cup buttermilk (To make your own buttermilk: For this recipe, combine 1/3 cup milk with 1 teaspoon lemon juice or white vinegar.)
- ½ cup tonic water
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (the good stuff, not imitation)
- 2 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- Pinch of salt
- 1½ cups confectioners' sugar
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Instructions For Making Hardee's Cinnamon Biscuits
- preheat oven to 400°F. Grease two 8-inch round cake pans.
- To make the "Flake" mixture, empty the box of cereal into a blender. Add the cinnamon and brown sugar pulsing on high for around 3 seconds, until the mixture is crumbled but not powdered.
- Place mix into a small bowl. Stir in the melted butter with a fork. Set aside.
- To make the biscuit dough, using a 2-quart mixing bowl, stir the biscuit mix together with the granulated sugar and raisins.
- Pour the buttermilk, tonic water and vanilla into the biscuit mixture. Mix with a fork until all of the liquid is absorbed, then knead it in the bowl with your hands, adding enough biscuit mix to make the dough smooth and prevent it from sticking to sides of the bowl.
- Break the dough into 5 portions in the bowl. Sprinkle the "Flake" mixture over the dough and then work it in until most of it is evenly distributed throughout the dough.
- Divide the dough into 12 equal parts and shape each portion into a ½-inch-thick patty. Arrange the patties close together in the prepared cake pans. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden.
- While the biscuits are baking, make the icing: in a small bowl with an electric mixer set on high speed, beat the melted butter, vanilla, sour cream, salt, and confectioners' sugar until smooth.
- When the biscuits are done, remove the pans to a wire rack and coat the tops of the biscuits with the icing.
♥-The recipe serves 4 to 6 -♥
RED LOBSTER Cheddar Biscuit Recipe
Light, airy, and mighty tasty defines the garlic-cheese biscuits from Red Lobster, what a beautiful drop of sunshine for your pallet. In 1968 Bill Darden opened the first Red Lobster in Lakeland, Florida. Two years later, the company had grown throughout the southeastern United States and was fast becoming the leader in seafood casual dining. More than 680 of the theme oriented restaurants are now serving these delightful garlic-cheddar biscuits all over the U.S.!
Ingredients For Red Lobster Biscuits
- 2 cups biscuit mix
- ½ cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
- 2/3 cup milk
- 4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- Parsley flakes, for sprinkling
Instructions For Making Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits
- Preheat the oven to 450°F.
- Stir together the biscuit mix, Cheddar, and milk until a soft dough forms. Beat with a wooden spoon for about 30 seconds.
- Spoon onto a greased cookie sheet. Smooth down the tops to prevent hard points from forming.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the tops are brown.
- While the biscuits are baking, melt the butter in a pan and stir in the garlic powder.
- Once the biscuits are done, brush the butter on the tops, sprinkle with parsley flakes, and serve hot.
♥-This recipe makes 10 biscuits-♥
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