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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Saint-Germain-des-Pres Onion Biscuits

I'm on vacation in playa del Carmen, Mexico, and I'm trying to finish this post on my iPad so I can post it for FFWD. Which means posting it tonight because I have to get up early to go to Tulum tomorrow. Somehow getting up early on vacation is worse than getting up to go to work. I'm having problems editing this on the iPad, but it'll have to do.

I like biscuits as much as the next person. Maybe more. And I love French food. But I have a hard time equating the two concepts. The only French biscuit I know is pronounced bis-kwee and is a cake. But for the fun of having good biscuits I'm willing to play along.

Biscuits are fun to make as long as you remember to bring out the food processor instead of using forks or fingers to mix the dough. This is just one person's opinion, and if you think they're lighter, flakier, or more delicious if you make them the traditional way, good for you. But since I discovered the food processor method, there's no going back.

I love biscuits, and I thought these would be a terrific variation. They were a cinch to mix up and roll out, but I didn't think they had a lot of onion flavor. I was imagining how they'd taste with caramelized onions, and these onions, softened rather than browned, didn't measure up to my imaginary ones.


  1. Your biscuits look delicious. Have fun in Mexico!

  2. I really enjoyed them. I think I would like them more with home and cheese!!!

  3. Hope you have a great time in Mexico - the biscuits were tasty with the onions, but I think the beauty of this was that it is kind of a blank canvas to spice up!

  4. Enjoy your vacation!
    I have to agree that caramelized onions would have been better. But these were a nice starting point for lots of ideas.

  5. Nice looking biscuits! They rose so high.
    I'm still trying to figure out how to love an iPad. For blogs, I do like reading them, but the commenting seems much harder, so I imagine that writing your post would be even harder than that.
    Hope you're having/had a great time in Mexico.

  6. I hope you are enjoying all the R&R! That's commitment, getting your post done while away. :)

    I used green onion for mine (white and some of the greens), and loved the flavor, plus the little flecks of color.