Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Onion Biscuits | Blogger C.L.U.E. Society


I believe Colonel Mustard did it in the dining room with a candle stick. Do you love the game CLUE?  I grew up playing this imaginative board game that produced many outcomes based on the roll of the dice and the order of pulling cards.  Much like this classic game, the food blogging world is taking a spin on the concept for a brand new online cooking club called – Blogger C.L.U.E. Society.

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It is somewhat of a surreptitious society for food bloggers that involves secrecy, fun, challenges and playing the game well with our fellow members.  Each month there is a theme and you must dig through your assigned blog to find a recipe you want to duplicate and must keep it secret for an entire month until the second Wednesday of each month when the grand reveal happens.  For our inaugural post to kick off the Blogger CL.U.E. Society we were challenged to find a recipe that we want to serve for Thanksgiving.

I was thrilled to receive Christy Majors blog called Confessions of a Culinary Diva.  She is food and wine enthusiast who loves the Cooking Channel and reading cookbooks – she is my kind of gal. Christy loves to travel and share her love of food and wine on her blog but is a banker by day.  She has a ton of delicious recipes to choose from and I have to admit I jumped on her blog several times before making a decision.  I simply swoon for a great biscuit and when I came across St. Germaine des pres Onion Biscuits, I knew I had my recipe secured AND a side for Thanksgiving.

I actually had to dig a bit for the recipe, since it was a French Fridays with Dorie challenge but after a quick Google search, that recipe was mine.  I guess I took the “CLUE” portion literally this month.  After making the recipe, I made a few tweeks and the end result was pure buttery goodness with a hint of caramelized onions.  In a word – divine!  Thank you Christy for the inspiration and the great recipe to have for this upcoming Thanksgiving!


Onion Biscuits

Makes 12

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

7 Tablespoons Butter
1 Small onion, 1 Cup finely diced onions
2 Cups Flour
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
2 teaspoons Sugar
½ teaspoon Salt
½ Cup Milk + 2 tablespoons for brushing on top

In a skillet, add 1 tablespoon butter and melt over medium heat.  Next add the diced onions and sauté until lightly golden brown.  Remove from heat and cool down in the refrigerator.

In a large bowl, add the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder.  Stir until combined.  Next dice the 6 tablespoons of butter in to small cubes and add to the dry ingredients.  Using your fingers, break up the butter into very small pieces.  Add the chilled sautéed onions and mix.  Add the milk and using your hands, bring the mixture together until it forms a ball.

Line a baking sheet with parchment and put the ball of dough.  Press down the dough until it forms a square that is about one inch high.  Use a sharp knife the cut the dough into 12 squares.  Place each square about 2 inches apart and lightly brush the top of each one with the milk.

Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown.  Enjoy!


Check out the other Blogger C.L.U.E. Society member's posts:

Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Kate from Kate is Cooking        
Christiane from The Mom Chef        
Debra from Eliots Eats        
Lisa from Authentic Suburban Gourmet     
Ramona from Curry and Comfort
Janet from From Cupcakes to Caviar
Christy from Culinary Diva        
Alice from A Mama Baby and Shar-pei in the Kitchen     
Azmina from Lawyer Loves Lunch    
Kelli from Kellis Kitchen  
Kim from Liv Life   
Susan from Create Amazing Meals
Aly from Cooking in Stilettos
Lea Ann from Cooking on the Ranch      
Kathy from Bakeaway With Me        
Anna from Anna Dishes       
Stacy from Food Lust People Love   


19 comments:

  1. SO glad you went on the hunt for this recipe, Lisa! It looks amazing...and perfect for the Thanksgiving table! Thanks for cooking along with us today...feels like old times :)

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  2. Wow, you did take the game part of the challenge to a new level. I think it's awesome that you dug around until you found the recipe! It looks absolutely delicious.

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  3. I love the sound of these biscuits. And next to some ham or bacon for breakfast ….. swoon. Great pick for our first post. And nice to find your blog.

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  4. Hi Lisa, I'm Ramona from Curry and Comfort and also a member of the C.L.U.E. Society. I am not the best baker so I don't make a lot of biscuits. Now you and Christy are making me want to go and get flour all over my kitchen because I love the idea of jazzing biscuits up with onions. These biscuits would make a great addition to the Thanksgiving table. Looking forward to getting to know you and your blog better over the coming months.
    ~ Ramona

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  5. I'm thrilled to be a part of this group and so happy that you chose this recipe - because my husband says I eat more onions than anyone he has ever known............so these are right up my alley!

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  6. These look just perfect! I love Christy - you got a great blog right off the bat!

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  7. Scrumptious biscuits! Fabulous game, too. :D

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  8. It’s nice to meet you Lisa! You have a lovely blog! I’m sure I’ll be hunting through it in the future! Love your choice for today! Glad you went on the hunt for the recipe! I belong to FFWD and don’t remember making these! It might be the onion thing…my husband doesn’t do onions he can see! Love Christy’s blog!

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  9. Wow! You really did dig deep and take the CLUE Challenge to an entirely new level.

    So glad you found Dorie's recipe - now I can't wait to try the tweaks you made and serve these biscuits again.

    Looking forward to cooking along with you and digging into your site - I feel like I need a sick day so I can stay home and read all the fabulous posts and recipes!

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  10. Oooh, caramelized onions in a buttery biscuit sound like heaven to me, Lisa! Good sleuthing to find the recipe!

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  11. Lisa, I'm a biscuit maniac and these look so simple and good. Love the savory twist with the onion.
    Hope you are well my friend. I imagine you're going to have a delicious Thanksgiving.
    xoxo
    E

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  12. I love that our posts start out in a very similar manner (great minds!). Also, I'm super glad that you made biscuits because you are the scone/biscuit queen in my mind. Love the savory twist to these!

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  13. These biscuits look so good, Lisa. I think they are a must make for Thanksgiving!

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  14. These look so good. I am a firm believer that one can't have too much bread items at Thanksgiving. These would be perfect for leftover turkey sandwiches. Glad to be a part of CLUE with you.

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  15. Oh my don't those look good!! I think I could probably clear a plate all on my own. So excited to be in the group with you Lisa!! Yes, one day I'm coming to one of your cocktail paties, even it it is only virtually!

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  16. These would be perfect for Thanksgiving, Lisa!!! I'm so glad I got your blog. And, even though I was giving out the assignments, it totally wasn't rigged! We made your apricot meatballs tonight and will have them with the kids Friday evening. They're just as scrumptious as the Brussels sprouts recipes! thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful recipes!!!

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  17. Deeeelicious. I'd make a double batch to have leftovers for mini turkey & cranberry sandwiches, or a breakfast of biscuits & sausage gravy. What a great kickoff to the C.L.U.E adventure!

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  18. These biscuits bring me back to the ones you made for the Blogger Cookie Exchange last year. Delicious! Hope you are doing well, Lisa!

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  19. We are major biscuit fans here and I love using add ins in them. This sounds right up my biscuity alley! I look forward to getting to know you better in C.L.U.E. and seeing what you make!

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