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Cheddar Scallion Potato Buns #bloggersCLUE



I recently had the chance to go on a sort of scavenger hunt on a blog I'm very familiar with (and you may be also!!). How did these gorgeous cheddar scallion buns come about and what does it have to do with bloggers C.L.U.E?  I was searching for something with potatoes and I found it!  So what was this hunt all about?


The hunt was for a group I just became a part of called blogger C.L.U.E. and the blog I was given to search through was my dear friend Lizzy's from That Skinny Chick can Bake! I know many of you know Lizzy, as do I, for her fabulous desserts (I think chocolate when I think of Lizzy!), but I also know she's part of French Fridays with Dorie (I used to be a part of that group!!)and our baking group: #TwelveLoaves. So wouldn't you know that her potato recipe I chose was an incredible and perfect loaf she baked for #TwelveLoaves: Potato Bread.


I made the recipe as Lizzy instructed and I have had issues in the past in photographing that perfectly risen loaf. I can't figure out what it is, I think I'm too picky, and I need more practice in photographing loaves, it's that simple. So I opted for rolls and I thought how to make them a little different. I did a riff on this recipe and used sweet scallions, cheddar and dill in the filling. Can I tell you how amazing that filling combo is? You may be as crazy as I am for a great bread with cheese. But when you have a great bread, like this potato bread that Lizzy shared, filled with cheddar, scallions and I can't forget to mention all the glorious fresh DILL! Yes, I think fresh dill is glorious. I know, it's silly.

But seriously, the scallions and dill together are so good...add in all that cheddar cheese. Honestly, once it was baked, it seemed like it needed double the cheese. I don't know how I would've rolled it to cut it because it seemed filled enough with the filling as it was.

The blogger C.L.U.E (Cook, Learn, Undertake, Eat) Society meets every month in a game of mystery, intrigue, and fun! We are given a theme and secretly assigned another member's blog; our mission is to hunt through our assigned blog to find a recipe that fits the theme through our eyes. We then head into the kitchen and recreate the recipe and post together on reveal day!


I am always interested in solving a good mystery, so it was only natural that I would be loving this food blogging group: blogger C.L.U.E!,

Today is reveal day, and this month's theme is: POTATOES. Join me in reading about the food hunted down this month in the #bloggerCLUE member's kitchens! While you're on Lizzy's site, don't miss her rich frosted brownies (I am still strong with my giving up chocolate for Lent...so I am dreaming here, big time!), and some more chocolate in these fantastic chocolate lava cookies! Phew, now back to the potatoes!!


Potato Recipes from my Blogger CLUE friends:


Check out these fabulous potato or starchy recipes from our March participants!


Cheddar Scallion Potato Buns

by Savoring Italy
Prep Time: 1 1/2- 4 hours
Cook Time: 30-40 minutes

Ingredients (9 buns)
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast (I love Red Star Platinum yeast)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1¼ to 1½ cups lukewarm water or potato water (boiling water from potatoes). Use the larger amount of liquid in drier, winter months
  • ¾ cup (12 tablespoons) butter, at room temperature
  • 2½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes (from about ½ pound potatoes)
  • 6½ cups all purpose flour (King Arthur preferred)
filling
  • 1/2 cup scallion
  • 1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese (or provolone)
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of black pepper
Instructions
Beat together all of the dough ingredients, using the paddle attachment of your stand mixer for 4 to 5 minutes at medium-high speed, stopping the mixer to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. The mixture should start to become smooth and a bit shiny.

Switch to the dough hook, and knead the dough at medium speed (only if your mixer will tolerate it) for 7 minutes, stopping to scrape the dough into a ball a couple times.

Scrape the dough into a ball (it will be sticky), and place it in a lightly greased bowl or large greased plastic bag. Refrigerate overnight, or for up to 24 hours.

Remove the dough from the refrigerator.

Punch down the dough. Dump the dough out onto a floured surface, roll out the dough into a 10-by-18-inch rectangle. Spread the cheddar mixture over the dough, leaving a 1-inch border on the sides. Brush the borders with water. Tightly roll the dough into an 18-inch log, rolling toward the clean border; pinch the seam to seal.

Cut crosswise into 12 generous 1 1/2 inch pieces.

Arrange 6 pieces in each prepared pan.

Cover the pans with lightly greased plastic wrap, and allow the dough to rise until comes about 1" over the rim of the pan. Since the dough is cold, this will take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours
Heat oven to 350°F.

Uncover pans and bake buns until they are golden-brown and bubbly, 30 to 40 minutes.
Transfer to a wire rack and let cool 10 minutes.

38 comments

  1. These look amazing and your photography spot on!!!
    ps. Where can I find outmore info on the C L U E bloggers group?

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  2. Oh, you are SO darned sweet, Lora! Thanks for the marvelous introduction!! And you've taken my ordinary potato bread and made it into one of your show stopping breads. These buns look spectacular!!! I'm so glad you've joined us. xoxo

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  4. I have yet to see a recipe of Liz's that I didn't want to try! Add this one to the list. Those are some seriously beautiful buns, Lora!

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  5. […] Cheddar Scallion Potato Buns by Lora from Cake Duchess […]

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  6. What a great flavor combination!! I am a big dill fan as well and your photos make my mouth water.

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  7. Oh my goodness - these look so fantastic.........anything in an iron skillet is better anyway!

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  8. […] Cheddar Scallion Potato Buns by Lora from Cake Duchess […]

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  11. Breads and rolls are such a weakness....I could make these my whole meal! Beautiful buns!

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  12. I need to make these, I just can't even stand how bad I want to eat one...or 4 :) YUM!

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  13. They look amazing! I am drooling over here.

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  14. It's so nice to have you in the group, Lora. These potato rolls look so appetizing. Can't go wrong with cheddar and scallions for a great flavor boost--love these!

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  15. These are gorgeous- lovely photos & the recipe sounds like a must try!

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  16. I would love to have that pan in front of me right now. Potato bread of any kind is a favorite in our house, so I know these would disappear lickety-split (I love that filling).

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  17. Just from looking at these luscious rolls I would have never thought mashed potatoes was in them! They sound fabulous, what a fun game!

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  18. Seriously good eats here!!!!!

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  19. What a fun group! I love the idea of the C.L.U.E. club! What a great recipe choice. These look wonderful! I love any yeast bread that includes scallions and cheese.

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  20. Those look magnificent!!! We just pulled a loaf of beer bread out of the oven. Cheddar and green chile beer bread. I am so wishing I'd added the dill that is in the fridge...

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  21. Wow! These potato buns are beautifully delicious looking! Love the filling!

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  22. Glad you are part of the group! These look and sound simply stunning. I would eat 3 or 4 at one sitting for sure. Great choice!

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  23. Wow... these buns are beyond gorgeous! Great choice for the reveal! :)

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  24. […] Cheddar Scallion Potato Buns by Lora from Cake Duchess […]

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  25. Welcome aboard, Lora! I'm thrilled that you're a part of the group. Wow....what a pan of buns. I love that you worked around the photography issue by changing up the loaf that way. They look delicious.

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  26. Scallions, cheddar, and dill! Yes!! Love the idea of making the loaf into savory rolls. Fantastic!

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  27. Good Morning Lora!! I'd say you have Potato Perfection here... what glorious buns these are! I don't see them lasting very long in my kitchen. I have a feeling they wouldn't make it to dinner if I set them out early.

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  28. Scallions, dill and cheddar sound like a match made in heaven. I have a feeling I wouldn't be able to eat just one of these rolls.

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  29. I love this savory bread! And, your pictures make my mouth water! Yum!

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  30. I'm really digging these savory cheddar scallion potato buns Lora! xo

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  31. Holy heck, Lora. What a pan of beauty. Cheddar and scallions are a match made in heaven, but rolled into a fluffy dough? Winner!

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  32. These are some super delicious looking buns :)

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  33. Oh they look so perfect for a dinner party! Cheesy potatoey goodness...mmm!

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  34. I wanna mash my face into that loaf! Seriously! Potatoes, cheese and scallions....umph!

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  35. Wow the potato rolls looks delicious, I am right away going to try this! and Photo looks superb too! How can I know more about bloggers CLUE?

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  36. Dill is indeed glorious! These potato rolls would be so great served with a holiday dinner. Great spin on Lizzy's recipe!

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