Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for June 7, 2012-Soul Food Is Good For The Soul (Vol.6, Iss.1)
Celebrate Soul Food Month
Soul Food is Good for the Soul!!!
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Homemade Biscuits Recipe
2 cups all purpose flour, unbleached
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pinch of garlic
3 tablespoons grated or shredded cheese, cheddar
2 tablespoons shortening
3/4 cup butter milk
Cookware and Utensils:
1 biscuit cutter
1 non stick baking sheet
1 cutting or pastry board
1 glass or ceramic mixing bowl
1 measuring cup
1 butter knife
As always the key to great cooking is to be prepared and to use quality ingredients.
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Start by mixing and then shifting the dry ingredients. Mix in cedar cheese. Rub the
shortening into the mixture using your fingertips. Next gradually add milk while stirring
mixture with a knife. A soft dough will form.
3. Turn dough onto a floured cutting or pastry board. Work dough to one-half inch thickness
and cut using biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on baking sheet, not allowing the dough to
4. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.
Enjoy your Homemade Biscuits.
This recipe provided courtesy of http://www.soulfoodandsoutherncooking.com/
Smothered Chicken Recipe
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 to 3-1/2 pounds broiler chicken (cut into 8 pieces)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced (about 3/4 cup)
3 green onions cut into 1-inch pieces
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 to 3-1/2 cups hot chicken broth
The recipe for smothered chicken that follows requires some prepare work and cook time, but
you’ll thoroughly enjoy this chicken dinner.
1. Clean chicken by rinsing under cold running water. Pat chicken pieces dry with paper
towels. Season your chicken by lightly sprinkling each piece with salt and pepper. Set
2. In a large deep skillet heat vegetable oil over low heat until hot, about 4 to 5 minutes.
Place chicken in hot vegetable oil and over medium low heat, fry chicken until golden
brown turning frequently. Remove chicken from skillet.
3. Next add vegetables consisting of garlic, yellow and green onions to skillet, cook and stir
until thoroughly browned. Remove skillet from heat.
4. In a medium bowl, combine flour, soy sauce and chicken broth. Using a wire whisk stir until
flour mixture is smooth.
5. Return skillet with vegetables to stove and add flour mixture. Over medium heat, cook and
stir with wire whisk until gravy begins to boil and thicken. If necessary add more broth if
gravy is too thick.
6. Return browned chicken to skillet, reduce heat to low, cover skillet with lid and simmer for
35-40 minutes, stirring gravy and turning chicken until done.
As a serving suggestion, serve your smothered chicken over a bed of white rice with vegetable
medley and corn bread.
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