The Local Palate Newsletter
Sign up to recieve news, updates, recipes, cocktails and web exclusives about food culture in the south

Share this article via email

Subscribe

Subscribe
Click Below for
a FREE trial
- and -
save 62% NOW

Subscribe to The Local Palate
Click Now For a FREE Trial Issue Palate Teasers eNewsletter Subscribe Send as Gift Customer Service App Store Google Play

Sign up

Sign up to receive fresh recipes, gourmet getaway guides, and other tasty treats in your inbox.

Caramelized Onion and Gruyère Biscuits

Advertisement

Ingredients

1 medium yellow onion

4 ounces plus one tablespoon butter, shredded, divided

8 ounces Gruyère cheese, shredded

3¼ cups all-purpose flour (preferably White Lily)

2 tablespoons baking powder

2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1½ cups half-and-half

Directions

  1. Cut onion into small dice. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a medium saucepan. Add onion and caramelize over medium low heat. Set aside to cool.
  2. Combine shredded butter and cheese and chill.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, thyme, and salt.
  4. Cut cheese and butter into dry ingredients until combined.
  5. Add onion and half-and-half and mix to form dough.
  6. Roll out on a floured surface to ½ inch thick and then cut into 1½-inch biscuits.
  7. Place biscuits on a parchment-lined sheet pan and bake in a 375-degree oven for 15 minutes or until lightly brown. Alternatively, if you would like to give unbaked biscuits as a gift, place sheet pan in the freezer to let unbaked biscuits freeze. Once they are frozen place a square of parchment paper between the biscuits. Wrap in parchment and tie with baker’s twine or place the frozen biscuits in a cast iron skillet and wrap in a tea towel to present to your favorite host or hostess. Tie a small bundle of fresh thyme to the top of either the parchment-wrapped biscuits or the cast iron skillet. Keep frozen until they are delivered.
Print Recipe