I would love to bake more, but honestly, I find the prep time that some recipes call for to take too long. I’ve found a lot of simple recipes that called for Bisquick, but I was never willing to pay for the pre-made stuff at the store.
This is why I was excited to find out that it’s super easy to make your own! The kids and I made up a batch of homemade baking mix and then made some biscuits with it to test it out. Very easy, and very yummy. I can’t wait to try out some more baking mix recipes to share with you.
Here are the recipes for the baking mix and for the biscuits.
Homemade Baking Mix
- 10 cups flour
- 1/2 cup baking powder
- 1 Tbsp salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 lb shortening (about 2-1/8 cups)
Mix flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar and sift. I found this easiest by having 2 large mixing bowls and sifting the mixture from one bowl into the other.
Put the shortening into the bowl in large chunks, then cut with a pastry knife, or using 2 butter knives.
You’ll want it to be well blended, until it’s a bit crumbly all the way through.
Store in an airtight container or in freezer bags. You can store this at room temperature for 2-3 months.
What to make these yummy-looking biscuits? Here’s how!
Easy Baking Mix Biscuits
- 2-1/4 cups homemade baking mix
- 2/3 cups milk
- 3/4 tsp cream of tartar
Preheat oven to 450F.
Combine the baking mix, cream of tartar, and milk. Stir until a dough forms, then turn onto a lightly floured surface or non-stick baking mat (this dough is really sticky!)
Knead a few times until everything is well combined, then roll out to about 1/2″ thickness. Don’t overwork the dough! My Grandma always said that the secret to light biscuits is to work the dough as little as possible.
Cut out biscuits using a small glass turned upside down (dipped in flour) or a 2″ biscuit cutter.
Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes.
Looking for a variation to this biscuit recipe? You can try adding a tsp of cinnamon for a sweet biscuit, or add some grated cheese and a bit of dried or fresh chopped parsley or chives for a savory biscuit!
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