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Cheddar Bay Drop Biscuits

Cheddar Bay Drop Biscuits
Cheddar Bay Drop Biscuits are full of flavor and light as air. These are inspired by your favorite Red Lobster Biscuits Recipe with cheddar cheese, buttermilk, fresh parsley and Old Bay Seasoning. Perfect for a quick dinner side dish or holiday feasts!



  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Platinum Yeast
  • 1/3 cup warm water (110-115°F)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup butter (cold & cut into cubes)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped Fresh Parsley
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • Flaked sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Combine yeast and pinch of sugar to warm water. Stir to dissolve; set aside for 5 minutes or until foamy.
  • In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, remaining sugar and Old Bay Seasoning. Using a pastry blender, cut cold butter into dry ingredients until butter is the size of peas.
  • Stir in buttermilk and yeast mixture. Stir in cheddar cheese and parsley. Do not over mix. Using hands mix dough until it just comes together into a large ball.
  • Generously spray baking sheet with nonstick spray. Place a second baking sheet underneath to prevent bottoms from getting too brown.
  • Measure 1/4 cup of dough, form into a mini patty shape that is flat on top. Transfer to baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. Space each biscuit 2 inches apart.
  • Mix melted butter and 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning.
  • Bake biscuits 10 minutes. Brush with melted butter mixture and sprinkle with flaked salt. Bake 2 additional minutes, or until light golden brown. Serve warm.


Recipe by Wonky Wonderful.

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Review & Comments

Sandy | Reply

Can I let these rise a little before baking?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Sandy,
Due to the chemical leaveners, we’d recommend not letting it rise. However, feel free to experiment on your own!

Happy baking!

Kim Bradford | Reply

Can this be made in a bread machine and then baked as biscuits in the oven? If so how would I do it?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Kim,
Because this is a no-knead recipe, and the butter needs to be cut into the dough, a bread machine would not be suitable for this recipe.

Happy baking!

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