December 20, 2011

{Easy Recipes} Yogurt Biscuits + Chobani giveaway + Dolce Gusto winner announced!

For a quick weekday breakfast, yogurt's my go-to dish-to-go. But I also enjoy how versatile yogurt can be. For a healthier Caesar salad, I use plain Greek yogurt instead of dressing. For baking, much like pumpkin puree or applesauce, yogurt is a great healthy substitute for oil, shortening, or butter.

So when Chobani offered to send us some yogurt and fulfill a giveaway to one lucky HLFD reader, we happily agreed. We love the lemon, mango, and pineapple flavors, but use plain Greek yogurt most often.

I've been fighting a cold now for about a week, so I decided to bake some biscuits to go with the French Onion soup my husband was making for me. I used a recipe found in Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything (a great resource that every kitchen should have!). I love making biscuits - they're so quick and easy to make. These ones were best served hot with the soup or with jam and hot tea.

Read on for the recipe, details on our Chobani giveaway, and the announcement of the Dolce Gusto giveaway winner!

Yogurt Biscuits (adapted from Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything)
Ingredients (makes 10-15 biscuits depending on size)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
5 tablespoons cold butter
1 cup 2% plain yogurt

1. Preheat oven to 450°F. 
2. Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl and rub butter into mixture to thoroughly blend until it resembles coarse meal. 
3. Stir in yogurt until mixture forms a large ball. 
4. Drop 1-2 tablespoons of dough onto an ungreased baking sheet. 
5. Bake 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Serve within 15 minutes.
Thanks to Chobani, we're able to offer one lucky HLFD reader some delicious yogurt! For readers living the U.S., you'll have a chance to win three 32oz containers: 0% Plain, 2% Plain, and 0% Vanilla. Each container features a recipe to help inspire you with ways to cook/bake with the yogurt. And to celebrate Chobani's launch in Canada, this giveaway is also open to our Canadian readers who have a chance to win one 32 oz container of the 0% Plain yogurt (the Canadian version unfortunately does not have the recipe printed on it just yet)

To enter the giveaway, simply:
Leave a comment telling us what you like to cook/bake with yogurt.
This contest is open to residents who live in the continental US. and Canada and the winner will be chosen via  The contest will end on 12/26/2011 at 11:59 pm EST and the winner will be announced the next day (12/27/2011).  Good luck!

And the winner of our Dolce Gusto coffee maker giveaway (as determined by Random.Org) is Amy Beth Marantino who commented "I gave a special young man a spiderman web blaster. He was thrilled to no end." Congrats Amy! We'll email you with details on claiming your prize.    
FTC Disclosure: Prize provided and fulfilled by Chobani. I did not receive any compensation for this post though I did attend a Chobani kitchen event, enjoyed  complimentary small bites made with yogurt and received some yogurt. All opinions expressed are my own.

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