Brittany again with a great food storage friendly recipe. Don't forget to go to Wednesday's post and leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway. Contest ends tonight at midnight EST.
Today we're talking homemade Bisquick. Buying those boxes of pre-made biscuit mix is, in my very humble and rather unscientific opinion, a waste of money and trees. Why not make it yourself? This is a recipe my sister-in-law gave to me, and I have used it innumerable times.
Ingredients: flour, shortening, salt, baking powder. Shocking, isn't it?
Mix 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon salt, and 2 teaspoons baking powder together in a bowl.
You can sift it if you want to be fancy, but I never do. Baking powder doesn't seem to clump like baking soda. And while we're on the subject, why does baking soda have to come in such a lame box? Seriously--it never closes after you open it, and it's hard to open in the first place.
But I digress.
Add 1/3 c. shortening and use a pastry blender or two knives to mix together until even crumbs are made.
That's it! Use this mix to replace Bisquick in any recipe. You can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for several weeks, although it never lasts that long at my house--I typically make it as I need it.
Check out the Betty Crocker website for lots and lots of Bisquick recipes!
COMING NEXT MONTH . . . a fabulous biscuit recipe.
Homemade Bisquick Mix
2 c. flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 t. salt
1/3 c. shortening
Combine dry ingredients. Add shortening and mix with pastry blender until even crumbs are made. Keep in covered container in refrigerator. Use in any Bisquick recipe.
Or if you want to make a big batch:
Bisquick in Bulk
8 c. flour
8 tsp. baking powder
4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. shortening