This is a recipe that everyone needs to keep in their recipe box. It is much cheaper to make your own There are times when you reach for it in your cupboard and you are out of it or there isn’t enough. This can be mixed up easily in the food processor or by hand. The food processor is faster, because you will have to cut in the shortening.
I don’t buy baking mix any more because this is cheaper to mix it up and keep it on hand. You use it in recipes the same as you would commercially made biscuit mix. I have saved the back of a box of baking mix that has recipes and taped it to my container. That way I have the biscuit, dumpling and muffin recipes at my finger tip. My jar will be ready to refill soon. It is a staple in my pantry.
Biscuit Baking Mix DIY
- 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup dry powdered milk
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 2 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 tablespoon salt
- 1/2 cup shortening
In a large bowl or food processor add all the ingredient except shorting and mix until blended. Next add shortening. If you are mixing by hand you will have to cut the shortening in with a fork or pastry blender. In the food processor pulse until shortening is blended in.
Store in an air tight container and use it in the same recipes as commercially made mix.