Onion biscuits

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2 cups diced onions 
2 Tbsp. water
1-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground pepper
1 tsp. fresh thyme, finely chopped, or ½ teaspoon, dried, crumbled
½ cup unsalted butter
½ cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 375F.

Put onions and water in a heavy saucepan, cover, and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.  Drain and cool.

Put the flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, and thyme in the bowl of a food processor.  Pulse until blended.  Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal.  Add onions; pulse once or twice.  Add buttermilk and mix just until mixture comes together.

Turn dough out onto a floured board.  Roll to ¾ -inch thickness and cut into rounds with a 2-inch cutter.  Place on a lightly greased baking sheet or one covered with a silpat.  Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Yields: 18