Sunday, January 20, 2013

(Stuff to go with) Soup Sunday

Yes, yet another Sunday shall pass without me posting a Soup from the Krazo Acres recipe box.

Although I didn't make one of my soups, I did end up making Mama Pea's Cream of Mushroom Soup last night.  And if you've never had homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup, I'm telling you that you are missing some seriously sensational soup.  I followed Mama Pea's recipe almost to a T.  I ended up doubling the recipe and adding two cloves of garlic.  Everyone had seconds (or thirds).

Tami over at 500 dollar tomato was yammering yesterday about her husband's buffet addiction and subsequent purchase of a package of Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuit mix so that got me to thinking.  Scary, I know.

Since I couldn't manage to do an original Soup Sunday recipe, I figured I could at least crank out something to accompany a soup....namely homemade Cheddar & Garlic biscuits!

You can use Bisquick or homemade biscuit mix.  Here's a recipe for the homemade mix:

4 1/2 cups flour, 2 Tbsp. sugar, 4 Tbsp. baking powder, 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. oil, 1 tsp. salt.  Combine dry ingredients first, then slowly pour in the oil and mix until the consistency of, well, baking mix.

Cheddar & Garlic Biscuits

3 1/4 cup baking mix, 1 cup cold milk, 1/4 cup cold butter, 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1/4 cup melted butter, parsley, garlic salt.

Cut the cold butter into several pats & then blend into the baking mix with a pastry knife or fork until it's pretty much even throughout the mix.  Then add the cheese & garlic powder & combine.  Add the milk and mix with big honk'n spoon just until blended (it will be pretty stiff & sticky).  Plop biscuits onto baking sheet & place in oven pre-heated to 450 degrees for 10 - 13 minutes.  As soon as they come out of the oven, brush melted butter on the tops & sprinkle on some garlic salt & parsley.
Mama Pea's Cream of Mushroom Soup &
Homemade Cheddar Garlic Biscuits
(Minus the butter topping & parsley, I forgot!!)
Yes, I know that you'll have leftover biscuit mix if you made the homemade recipe.  Just keep it in a zippy bag in the freezer or fridge & when you got the hankering for just a few biscuits, just add some milk, stir it until it looks biscuit'ie, then pop it in the oven.


  1. Looks delicious! I have never made either...

  2. Yum! I am bookmarking Mama T's recipe and have signed up to follow her blog. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I am making her Mushroom Soup tomorrow! You can never have too much soup! Maybe I will try to GF your biscuit recipe, although I am still recovering from GFing Nancy's Crustless Cranberry Pie recipe - to DIE for!

  4. A few years ago Chicken Mama set out to duplicate Red Lobster's biscuits . . . and she ended up with a recipe much like yours. Just as good as the restaurant's! I have it in my recipe box and have made it many times.

  5. Oh yeah...This was what I was waiting for! Thanks for the recipe CR. It's bookmarked now!

  6. Looks delicious, Thanks for the recipe, i will try to make this too.

  7. Homemade cream of mushroom soup, oh my! Off to check it out now! I love those biscuits from Red Lobster, thanks for giving us a homemade version!! :)