Good Ol’ Fashioned Southern Biscuits- Bobby Flay Style

What is the one thing you hope to taste when visiting the South?  For me – Delicious, buttery, flaky, and maybe a bit fatty……good ol’ fashioned biscuits.

To eat a true biscuit in the South, you really need A LOT of butter, and some buttermilk to make them complete.  So this recipe will not work in a healthy form…..just enjoy one at a time…..MAYBE two if it is a splurge day!

Since I still need to get a fun biscuit cutter for my next fun kitchen gadget, I used a large scoop.  I think my list of kitchen gadgets is getting out of control.  I may need  a second kitchen soon….

Do you have a crush on a famous chef?  I definitely do!!!  Watching Bobby Flay’s shows, interviews, and reality shows on FoodNetwork- he is truly a kind soul, who is passionate about food.

Hubby and I are hooked on his new show Barbeque Addiction on FoodNetwork.  When you watch Chef Flay on BBQ Addiction, he is totally himself, and makes you giggle.  I guess when you get to do what you love, and share it with others, it would be more than just work!

The recipe I share today is adapted from Chef Bobby Flay.  I have seen him make biscuits many times, and love his recipes.  The recipe I adapted is from his Black Pepper Biscuit recipe.

Yields 11

Homemade Scallion, Garlic and Cheese Biscuits

Buttery biscuit full of garlic and cheese in every bite!

15 minsPrep Time

15 minsCook Time

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4 cups AP flour
4 tsps baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
12 Tbsp cold salted butter, cut into small pieces
2 cups half and half (add slowly, you may need less than 2 cups)
1/4 cup scallions
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 cloves minced garlic


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease baking sheet with cooking spray.

In kitchenaid mixer - mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt on slow speed, and for only a couple turns to mix ingredients. Then mix in cubed butter and mix on slow speed until it is incorporated into the flour, let it mix in until the flour looks like coarse meal. Next, add in half and half until batter comes together and is slightly loose. Add in scallions, garlic, and cheese.

Scoop out batter onto sheet pan, bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown, depending on oven, and how big you make the biscuits. The batter makes 11 large biscuits.



I did not have buttermilk, so I used half and half instead. You could definitely use buttermilk instead for this recipe.


No really do you have a crush on a famous chef, time to fess up here and now!

Have you made southern biscuits?


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  • I love Bobby Flay too. These biscuits look amazing!
    • Bobby Flay is more than fantastic! Thank you so much:-) Hugs, Terra
  • I have not had a cheese biscuit in you have me craving them. Love the garlic and scallion in them too.
    • Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • i made something similar last year and loved them. I have to try your version as well. They sound delicious. Thanks Terra! 
    • Oh I love finding different recipes, it makes making each treat so much more fun! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  •  Oh my yum! One? Two? - If I made these without company company I would finish off the plate. So guess I need to invite some company over stat huh?
    • LOL! They do stay in the fridge I say make them anytime, LOL! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
    • LOL! They do stay in the fridge I say make them anytime, LOL! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • i could scoff down quite a few of these delish biscuits :D Cheers Choc Chip Uru
    • LOL!!!! I had a couple and I was totally okay with that:-) Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • Yuuuuuuum!!! Oh how I want 3 of these!
    • Well then I must make them again I guess:-) Thank you so much my friend! Hugs, Terra
  • I'm trying to remember if Bobby won the biscuit challenge on Throwdown (I wish that show was still on!).  No matter - the garlic, scallion and cheese in these is more than enough to make me want to make them! xo
    • Oh I can't remember if he won either, I need to find that episode now! Biscuits pretty much ROCK! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • I would gobble these in a minute!! Fantastic recipe, Terra! 
    • Awww, thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • Terra, I totally agree with you about the kitchen gadget thing, I'm forever finding something I HAVE to have, pretty soon I'll need an annex just for my fun "stuff". Love these biscuits, I grew up in the north but have certainly learned to love a good biscuit after moving south 30 years ago!
    • There is something about living in the South that makes you want biscuits....with gravy, LOL! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • These southern biscuits are totally droolworthy!
    • They were pretty delicious! Thank you so much, Hugs,Terra
  • Oh Terra, these look so so good!I love the texture and flavors in these beauties :)I would love some right now for my breakfast :)
    • Thank you so much! They were really delicious:-) Hugs, Terra
  • diabeticFoodie
    I don't eat biscuits often, but I just can't completely give them up. An upside-down drinking glass works great as a biscuit cutter!
    • I never even thought to use a glass for my biscuit cutter.....that is so brilliant!! Thank you for sharing that fun tip:-) Hugs, Terra
  • Ooh I don't make these flaky biscuits hardly ever & I love Bobby Flay! :)
    • Great minds think alike, Bobby Flay ROCKS!!! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
    • Great minds think alike, Bobby Flay ROCKS!!! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • I love cheddar cheese biscuits and love the addition of scallions and garlic! These look so perfect for a bbq or a picnic. Gotta try these babies!
    • Oh definitely, they would be perfect for a bbq and pinic.....or just because LOL! thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • kitchenriffs
    Nice recipe!  I make biscuits several times a year, but have never made a cheese one.  I usually cut my biscuits into squares with a sharp knife - no piecing together the bits of dough after you cut rounds so you can cut more biscuits.  But the round ones look better.  I finally broke down this year and bought a set of round and square cutters with a double edge (the second one is fluted).  So round biscuits may make an appearance on our table!  Good post - thanks.
    • You have never made a cheese so need to make some:-) That is a great idea to cut your biscuits into squares, a perfect shape for a sandwich too! Thank you so much, Take care, Terra
  • Hello, a first time visitor here - you have a lot of delicious recipes here. I'd be back for sure. And this biscuit recipe looks to die for!
    • Thank you SO much for your kind words! The biscuits were way too good:-) Take care, Hugs, Terra
  • I have never had these but I've heard of them and I know they're really popular.  I think cooked with buttermilk they would have a wonderful flavour xx
    • Oh definitely, with buttermilk they would be fantastic:-) Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • a bit fatty?!?!? Ah, I'll take a lotta bit fatty :D I'll be in NC in Oct. and the FIRST thing on my list is a biscuit! :D 
    • LOL, perfect splurge treat while you visit NC;-) Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • justonecookbook
    Biscuits with cheddar and scallions sounds great!!! It's perfect for brunch! I'd put extra cheddar in there... yum yum...
    • Extra cheese is always the right answer! Thank you So much, Hugs Terra
  • Ilke
    I like making them if we have people over for breakfast. I don't have cutter as well, I use one of my large water glasses :) I don't think I have a crush on any chefs..Hmm.. Maybe I should find one. I did watch an interview with Bobby Flay and his wife (a TV show actress). They asked her if Bobby impressed her with the first dinner she made for her when they started dating. She said when Bobby invited her over for the first time for dinner, she was expecting a big, fancy meal but she found the best grilled cheese sandwich. I thought that was very good move by him :)
    • "Keep it simple" my hubby always says! Bobby is pretty fantastic, and funny, a perfect combo to me! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • Ilke
    I meant "he" made for her.