French Fridays with Dorie – Haiku
So, biscuits are French?
They are if you rename them:
What I learned from this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe is that if you add a little something to the ingredient list of an otherwise well established staple you can then give it an extraordinary sounding name of your own choosing.
Dorie added onions to the ordinary biscuit and rechristened it with the very French sounding “Saint-Germain-des-Prés Onion Biscuits”. I added a bit of fresh thyme to the mix and was going to rename them once again but who can come up with a name better than this?
Unlike Dorie, I’m not likely to serve these to friends with a bottle of champagne for madcap effect.
“Oh look at us! We are eating biscuits with our champagne! Aren’t we crazy!”
At least not while I still know how to make the more elegant gougères.
An American serving biscuits to the French must be akin to a Frenchman serving gougères to Americans, don’t you think? (At least this makes sense to me if not to you.)
Half of Dorie’s biscuits (with thyme, mind you) found their way to the freezer. The other half found their way to lunch where they anchored some rather tasty bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches.
What small tweaks to you make to rather common recipes that transform them into your house specialty?
Saint-German-des-Prés Onion-Thyme Biscuit BLT’s