Thursday, January 28, 2010

Homemade "Bisquick" mix

Homemade Biscuit Mix (like Bisquick)
{heart pancakes a fun February breakfast}

6 cups all-purpose flour (Use half wheat to make it a little healthier)
1 tablespoon salt
3 Tbsp baking powder
1 cup shortening

Recipe using self-rising flour:
10 cups self-rising flour (this already has salt and baking powder added to it)
2 cups solid vegetable shortening

You can use either recipe above and come up with the same results. The procedure for making Biscuit Mix is the same for both recipes. Choose the recipe that fits the status of your ingredients the best.

In a very large 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. You should put a total of two cups of shortening into the flour. Now 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.

Store the Biscuit Mix in a tightly sealed canister. It can be stored longer if kept in the fridge. Use it anywhere you see Bisquick or Biscuit Mix called for.

Check out the Betty Crocker website for lots of easy Bisquick recipes, including pumpkin pancakes & strawberry shortcake! Yum!

Here is one to get you started:

Classic Pancakes

2 Cups of Bisquick mix (Your own homemade blend or the store bought)
2 Eggs (Beaten)
1 Cup of Milk

Mix all the ingredients together until fully blended. Then pour 1/4 cup portions onto a greased griddle or pan.

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