Sep 042015

New Cook

All Purpose Baking Mix and Biscuit Mix are the same thing. They are NOT the same as complete pancake mix. Your homemade version of Biscuit Mix costs about 50% less than the least expensive value-brand Biscuit Mix. You can use it in any recipe that calls for Bisquick or Jiffy Mix.

Below you will see two recipes. One uses regular all-pupose flour. The other uses Self-Rising flour. Believe it or not, the self-rising flour version is a few cents cheaper to make than the all-purpose flour version. Choose whichever version suits your ingredient-situation the best. Both perform equally well in cooking. You can’t tell the difference in the finished products.

All Purpose Baking Mix or Biscuit Mix

Recipe using all-purpose flour:

  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2-tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 cup shortening

Recipe using self-rising flour:

  • 5 cups self-rising flour (this already has salt and baking powder added to it)
  • 1 cup shortening

Get out a large mixing bowl. Mix all of the dry ingredients together first.  Then measure the shortening by using a one cup measure to scoop up a big glob of shortening.  Pack it down tightly, and level off the top with your finger or a dull knife.  Your fingers will get greasy; it’s alright, you can wash them later.  Scoop the shortening out of the measuring cup into the bowl on top of the flour. Use your hands to mix the shortening into the flour.  It should only take a few minutes before the mixture resembles lumpy cornmeal in texture.  Now you are done.  Easy, wasn’t it?

Store the Biscuit Mix in a tightly sealed canister or clean coffee can.  These recipes make about 5 or 6-cups of Biscuit Mix.  Use it anywhere else you see Bisquick, Biscuit Mix or Baking Mix called for.

For a handful of basic recipes Click Here.

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