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Baking Powder Biscuits

Looking for an easy biscuit to make after school for snacks, lunches, and to have with a chicken dinner, I am happiest with this one from The King Arthur 200th Anniversary Cookbook.  The dough is made is about ten minutes and the biscuits baked in about twenty minutes.  I rolled dough balls and arranged them in a pie pan that fit in my toaster oven so they could be baked while a whole chicken roasted in the main oven.

Once greens are arranged in large bowls, and tomatoes sliced, we will have a chicken salad with fresh biscuits for dinner,  chicken bones to make stock another day, and leftover chicken to incorporate in to the next few lunches and dinners.  We are feeling the need for efficiency in these early weeks back to school amd an afternoon roasting a chicken and baking biscuits gets the job done.

Baking Powder Biscuits

Mix 3 cups flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1 tablespoon sugar.

Cut into the dry mixture 6 tablespoons butter and crumble with yiur hands until the butter is  the size of small pebbles.

Gently mix in 1 cup milk, buttermilk, yogurt or keifer unril the dough sticks together and you can form balls.

Place balls of dough on a greased pan and bake for 20 minutes at 425.

Roasted Chicken

Roasted Chicken

Rinse a whole chicken and place in a roasting pan.  Coat with olive oil and stuff cavities with three cloves garlic.  Salt and pepper the outside and place in a 450 degree oven for 10 minutes per pound of chicken.  Test the internal temperature and continue cooking until it reaches 160.

Recipe from Chic Simple Cooking

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