Homemade baking mix? Here is the deal. I am always in search of things that can make my life a little bit easier and add a bit more pleasure. Although Bisquick is a great product, my thought was why shouldn’t I make my own. I would know what was in it, and I was pretty sure it would taste better too.
So after tweaking it a lot and finally giving it a whirl here is what I now use when I need a baking mix for biscuits or anything else that would call for a baking mix.
Homemade Baking Mix
- 6 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
- 1/2 cup salted butter
Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl until well combined. Cut in butter and shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Store the mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 months.
Notes: You can use self rising flour but make sure to subtract the baking powder and salt from the recipe. I always store things like this in a glass container to avoid the transfer of other favors from and to other foodstuffs. You can use this homemade baking mix whenever a recipe calls for “Bisquick”.
As you can see, this homemade baking mix is super easy to put together and way cheaper to make then to buy. I really had fun creating this recipe and trying it out on my Easy Drop Danishes. That is a recipe for another time, so keep an eye out for it. Enjoy.
Time to eat…