This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe – Saint Germain des Prés onion biscuits – was clearly not meant to be. Unless, of course you live in Australia where the above ^^^^^ is a perfectly acceptable rendition of what one might consider a “biscuit”. However, Dorie was not referring to what North Americans might call a “cookie” or a “cracker”, her recipe is for those fluffy bready things that Aussies might call a sort of a “scone”. Confused? You should be.
First off, I am not huge fan of biscuits (sorry food blog world). But Dorie’s recipe seemed so easy that I figured what could go wrong. I mean, as you will know if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram – I’m eatlivtravwrite there as well – or live with me, I have made SIX batches of macarons in the past three weeks. With little or no issue. I figured I could handle some flour and butter and milk, right? WRONG!
Seriously – what IS WRONG with me???? How could I mess this up? I might have rolled the dough a week bit thin (that was purposeful – I was going to make breakfast sandwiches with them and wanted them thinner) but they never ever rose at all. Not one millimetre. And they were crunchy. Kind of like shortbreads. Normally, I would be mortified and be back in the kitchen trying to get them right. If they were macarons, I definitely would have. But I don’t care for biscuits enough to have tried again. So I didn’t. And I had a wee glass of rosé with my “onion crackers”. And it was delicious. And I was ok with that.
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Speaking of FRENCH, did you see my latest article for Food Network Canada – all about cooking classes in Paris!
AND – did you know – I am leading a foodie tour of Paris this July! Read all about it here.