Thursday, August 2, 2012

Homemade Bisquick

Before I get to the recipe, I just noticed that I have 2001 page views!  Where are all you people coming from? If you are not someone that I have met in-person, I would love it if you left a comment and introduce yourself!

Onto the recipe.
Growing up, my mom always made this Homemade Bisquick Recipe that she found in a Taste of Home magazine. Bisquick is pretty expensive, and this is a pretty cheap alternative.  One batch absolutely lasts longer than a box of Bisquick and the biscuits are just as tasty. Probably healthier too, but that is just an educated guess.

Homemade Bisquick:
9 cups of all purpose flour
1/3 cup of baking powder
1/4 cup of sugar
3 teaspoons of salt
1 teaspoon of cream of tartar
2 cups of butter flavored shortening (I am pretty sure my mom just used regular old Crisco...)

In LARGE bowl, combine dry ingredients. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Store in an airtight container, in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.

And here is a biscuit recipe that uses the homemade biscuit mix:

3 cups of biscuit mix
2/3 cup of milk

Mix ingredients together until combined. Turn out dough onto a floured surface and knead 10-15 times. Use a biscuit cutter (or a drinking glass!) to cut out biscuits that are 1/2 an inch thick.
Cook at 425 degrees for 12-14 minutes.
You can also add 1/2 a cup of sharp cheddar cheese for cheddar biscuits. Cook for the same amount of time, and when they are done, brush with a mixture of garlic salt and melted butter. SO GOOD. :)