Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Quick and Easy Garlic Cheese Biscuits

One of the early recipes I posted here was for a quick bread my home-ec teacher (a millions years ago!) used to call "bachelor rolls" . The short-and-sweet version of this is 1 c flour, 1/2 c milk, and 1/4 c mayonnaise. Mix it all together, put in a muffin tin, and bake a 450 for 10-15 minutes.

I made these not long ago for the first time in a long time, and they're really more like a rough biscuit instead of a roll. The texture reminded me a lot of some cheesy garlic drop biscuits I made last year from a Martha White mix, so I decided to see if I could tweak it just a bit and make my own garlic cheese biscuits--and from scratch, yet, can you believe it? I looked at some recipes on-line just to see what kind of proportions of cheese-and-garlic to other ingredients to use, and came up with this version--quick and easy always, made from common, on-hand-for-most-of-us ingredients, and delicious, to boot:

  • 1 c self-rising flour
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 1/4 c mayonnaise
  • 1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 t garlic powder

In a small mixing bowl, stir the garlic powder into the flour. Add the mayo and milk, stirring to combine, then stir in the cheese. Divide into a cooking-sprayed or lightly greased muffin tin. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until the biscuits are browned.

I want to make this one again, but I need to tweak it just a bit. My husband thought the cheese was too strong--I used mostly cheddar cheese with just a bit of Mexican blend. I don't think it was the cheese, though. I think it was the mayo that was a bit too strong--to be honest, I was throwing this together and I may have been just a bit heavy-handed with the mayo. And to top it all off, I was at the bottom of my garlic powder and I don't think the garlic was fresh and strong enough.

In conclusion--a keeper, but I'm going to try these again with fresh garlic powder and maybe only 3 tablespoons of mayo and see how they turn out.

This post is linked to:

Meatless Monday at Sweet and Savory

Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam

Tuesday at the Table at All the Small Stuff

Tempt my TummyTuesday at Blessed with Grace

Until next time, good cooking, and good eating!


  1. The photo makes them look delicious so if you find that your changes make a difference, would you share that, please.

    I want to try them and I will see what I think. I was thinking, maybe a different cheese might blend differently with the mayo.

    Thanks for sharing this with my Meatless Mondays.

  2. The picture looks great, I bet the mayonaise makes them extra good!

  3. Oh they look wonderful! Thanks for linking your post to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

  4. I'd definitely give this one two thumbs up! I just love biscuits, and it's been a long time since I've had any garlic cheese biscuits. And yours look delicious!

  5. Those look good. I have made garlic cheese biscuits before, but I'm going to try your recipe next time and see how they turn out. Hey, any excuse to make biscuits is all I need...