Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Homemade Biscuit Mix

There are several recipes floating around for homemade biscuit mix (Bisquick); this is just the one I use.

I like the idea of making my own biscuit mix. I don't use Bisquick often and therefore won't buy it, but sometimes a recipe will call for it. When that happens I just mix up a small batch of this mix. I also like being able to decide what kind of fat I will use in the mix, since I prefer to use real butter instead of shortening.

Homemade Biscuit Mix

Small Batch (makes 5-1/2 cups mix):

4 cups flour
3 Tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dry milk
3/4 cup butter or shortening
1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Medium Batch (makes 11 cups mix):

8 cups flour
1/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoon salt
1 cup dry milk
1-1/2 cups butter or shortening
2 teaspoon cream of tartar

Large Batch (makes 27 cups mix):

20 cups flour (5 pounds)
3/4 cup baking powder
2 Tablespoons salt
2-1/2 cup dry milk
3 3/4 cup butter or shortening
2 Tablespoons cream of tartar

Combine all ingredients in large bowl with pastry blender or in a food processor. Store in an airtight container*. Use as you would any commercial biscuit mix.

*I suggest making smaller batches and using within 2 to 3 weeks to avoid having the fats go rancid. This is especially true when using a fat other than shortening.


SonyaAnn said...

Believe it or not I was looking for something like this. Anna and I were going to make biscuits but we couldn't find a recipe we liked. So we ended up with the yuck from a can. I'm adding this to my list of recipes. Thank you.
And you're crazy!

Annie Jones said...

SonyaAnn: I don't have a big problem with canned biscuits, but homemade are better. :) And yes, yes I am.