how-to-make-your-own-baking-mix4This recipe for baking mix is a wonderful substitute for Bisquick in recipes.  My family loves the biscuits I make from this mix and all you have to do is add the liquid.  You can see from the photo that the biscuits rise up and they are tender.  I use this most of the time to make mine especially if I am in a hurry and don’t want to make them from scratch. I think you will love cooking with this baking mix.

6 cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons baking powder

1 cup shortening (could use lard or butter)

1 tablespoon sugar, (optional)

2 teaspoons salt


Whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl.  Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender.  I just use the edge of a large spoon to do this until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Use the same amount of this mixture as you would Bisquick in a recipe.  Store in an airtight container.  I put mine in the refrigerator especially if you use butter instead of lard or shortening.  I would use the unsalted butter since you have salt already in the recipe. You could also double this recipe. This will keep 3 to 4 months.  Makes 7 1/2 to 8 cups.

The recipe below is how I made the biscuits in the photo:

2 cups baking mix

3/4 to 1 cup buttermilk (could use regular milk, almond milk, coconut milk or whatever you like)

Combine mix with milk and roll out to about 1/2 inch thick.  Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.  Bake in preheated 450 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes until brown on top. Makes 10 to 12 biscuits.  Enjoy!


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  1. When you use buttermilk, do you use a little baking soda?

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