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Walnut Biscuit With Blue Cheese

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Delicious appetizers that freeze well.
Ingredients
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 , minced
  Fresh thyme 2 Teaspoon, chopped
  Cold butter 6 Tablespoon, cut into small pieces
  Purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Milk 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), toasted and chopped
  Blue cheese 3 Ounce (Room Temperature)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon (Room Temperature)
Directions

Melt the butter and olive oil in a small saucepan. Add the onions and cook over medium heat until they begin to caramelize and take on a light brown color, about 8-10 minutes. Add a pinch of salt and the thyme, and stir into the onions. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

Preheat the oven to 425° F. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in mixing bowl. Add the butter, and blend with your fingertips or a pastry cutter until the butter is the size of small peas. Add the caramelized onions and walnuts, then gently mix to incorporate. Combine the beaten egg and the milk together, and then add this to the bowl. With a pastry scraper or a spatula incorporate to form a shaggy ball. Do not overwork the dough. Turn out the ball onto a lightly floured surface. Dust the top of the dough with a little more flour and press or roll it to a ¾ inch thickness. Cut out the biscuits with a 1½” round cutter. Place the biscuits on a parchment lined sheet pan. Press the scraps of dough together, and continue cutting. Bake the biscuits for 12 to 14 minutes until golden brown.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl mash the blue cheese and the butter with the back of a soup spoon until it is of a spreadable consistency. When the biscuits are ready, cut them in half horizontally, and spread a little of the blue cheese in the middle.

Enjoy with a glass of Cakebread Cellars Dancing Bear Ranch, Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Channel: 
American
Cuisine: 
Appetizer
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
10
Subtitle: 
carmelized onion and walnut biscuits with blue cheese butter
Biscuits usually remind you of tea time! But these biscuits are elegant appetizers that pair beautifully with a glass of wine! Pastry chef Tom shows in the video how to get this beautiful dish going!

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