Baking Mix Recipe

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Instead of buying Bisquick baking mix, make your own at home with a few simple ingredients.

What You'll Need

  • 8 cups all-purpose flour (or 4 cups each all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour)
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups dry nonfat milk
  • 2 cups shortening

How to Make It

  • Mix flour, baking powder, salt, cream of tartar, baking soda, nonfat milk, and shortening together in large bowl (if you have a large mixer it is ideal to use for blending this mix but it can also be done quite adequately using a pastry blender to cut in shortening). Add shortening about a half cup at a time mixing well after each addition. The mixture will be mealy when mixed adequately.

    Put in air-tight container and store either in a refrigerator or at room temperature. Use within about 3 months.
     

  • Usage

  • For Biscuits:
    Mix 2 cups of Baking Mix with 1/2 cup water. Bake at 450 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.

    For Muffins:
    Mix 2 cups of Baking Mix with 2 Tablespoons sugar, 1 beaten egg, and 2/3 cup milk. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.

    For Pancakes:
    Mix 2 cups of baking mix with 1 beaten egg and 1-1/3 cup milk.

    For Waffles:
    Mix 2 cups of Baking Mix with 1 beaten egg, 2 Tablespoons oil, and 1-1/3 cup milk.

    Notes:
    You can use this mix to make biscuits, dumplings, muffins, coffee cake, pancakes, and waffles. It can also be used as an ingredient in casseroles and desserts.

    Recipe Source: by Barbara Hill (Sumner House Press)
    Reprinted with permission.