Sunday, September 27, 2009

Magazine Monday #51: Onion Bialys

Note to self: always read - and follow - recipe directions.

Aahhhhh...lots of cool recipes in this month's Canadian Living, and one of them was for these Jewish buns called Onion Bialys. They really appealed to me, and I had everything on hand, so off I went. Basically, these are small buns with an onion & poppyseed filling.

I did read the entire recipe first, I just forgot a pretty significant step: the pressing of the shaped buns into 3" discs. Because shaping these as they were supposed to be shaped would have kept the onion & poppy seed filling in the bun rather than it exploding everywhere during the first few minutes of baking, when the yeast gets one last push before dying off.

The onion got a little toasty as a result, but other than that, they were a nice bun, and I'd make these again. Next time, I'll follow the directions, though!

17 comments:

girlichef said...

I'm trying to remember where I just saw a recipe for these...and I wanted to try them so badly...because of that little well full of goodness, mainly. They look good!

Chris said...

Just change the name to Onion and Poppy Seed Popovers. What's the problem? :) ;) :p

Lea Ann said...

They look really good. Love that poppyseed onion combo.

monicajane said...

they are beautiful in any case...

baking is the one time recipes are a must..that is for sure..

otherwise I rarely follow a recipe to a T...

Palidor said...

Regardless, they look nice and tasty!

Cathy said...

I bookmarked this recipe to try too. Good to know I have to make them in the proper shape ;)

Shelly W said...

They look soooo good! I've been dying to try making these.

Donna-FFW said...

These look super yummy. No problems with the shape to me:)

Alyse said...

yeah I also have problems with directions. I always want to improvise.

A Year on the Grill said...

Where's the fun in following directions...

But they do look good, and next time the taste will be as good as the look

Captain Karen said...

They look delicious the way they are. Mmmm. I loves me some onion buns.

Anne said...

BUT - they're gorgeous anyway - and I can tell they had a fabulous flavor, too! Oh, yum.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

They do look tasty, I love the onion and poppy seed flavour combination.

Bob said...

Looks awesome to me. I bet they would make a kick ass sandwich. ;)

Pierce said...

yeah...I'm with Monica, I generally have to deiate from the recipe but these are still wicked good looking.

I love it when it's cooler weather and you can make stuff like this and the entire kitchen heats up and you have the wonderful smalls of baking goodies. Yum yum.

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

Those are gorgeous!!! So fluffy and crusty. Yummmm

creampuff said...

Seriously, Canadian Living should have you on their payroll because you promote the heck out of them! You make allllll their stuff look good! Nice job!

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