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Chicken n’ Dumplings, Bisquick Style
With all of us being confined to our homes and limiting our contact with the “outside” world. The question everyone is asking, “What are we going to eat?” Instead of ordering “curbside” dinners for the term of our qurentine. It’s time to dust off your cookbooks, put your aprons on and get cooking. Curbside is fast and wonderful but c’mon, it’s expensive and cold! Chicken n’ Dumplings, Bisquick Style sometimes referred to as Chicken Pot Pie, is delicious, comforting and easy to make.
A traveling salesman, clever chef, and a train led to Bisquick. It was a late evening in the 1930’s. The train’s dinning car was closed. A hungry General Mills salesman named Carl Smith was on that train to San Francisco. A clever cook soon produced hot biscuits for him. Smith was amazed that the chef could deliver fresh biscuits in such a short time. So they went into the galley. The chef showed how he had blended lard, flour, baking powder and salt then stored the mixture in the ice box.
From that batter the chef had quickly made biscuits to order. It was a fresh idea in the Depression-era 1930’s. There were few of the shortcuts available to us today, no pre-made cake mixes, muffin mixes or biscuit and pancake mixes either. Smith recognized the potential for a mixed baking product and took the idea to a smart food expert at General Mills.
Challenges Were Many
The challenges to produce a mix, with the proper blend of ingredients and to make the biscuits as good as or better than homemade were significant. It took a while but a breakthrough was made. Although the original recipe has changed, for over half a century the product in the familiar yellow and blue package has been used by cooks to create an ever-changing and growing variety of delicious foods. Today, Bisquick remains the country’s leading convenience baking mix, in the grocery category it created.