Biscuit Baking Mix
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 5 min.
- 9 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup baking powder
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 cups shortening
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place or in the freezer for up to 8 months.
- Biscuit Baking Mix may be used to prepare the following recipes: Cinnamon-Sugar Scones, Flaky Italian Biscuits and Chicken Dumpling Soup.
Nutrition Facts1/4 cup mix: 159 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
Jun 20, 2018
Absolutely the very very very best dumplings I have ever had were made from this mix.
May 24, 2018
This is my very favorite homemade mix. I don't buy the biscuit mixes in town, and haven't for decades, because they have aluminum in them. This allows me the convenience of a pre-packaged mix, but no nasty stuff in it. I keep it in the fridge. Such a useful recipe.
Jun 23, 2017
I was in the middle of making an impossibly easy pie when I discovered I was out of baking mix. Taste of Home to the rescue! I really only needed one cup, so I cut the recipe in half. I threw all the ingredients into a food processor with the dough blade and just let it run until everything was mixed well. It worked perfectly and saved my dinner. I used the leftover mix for pancakes in the morning. Saying goodbye to the store-bought stuff!
May 7, 2017
This was extremely easy to make and really tastes like the store bought mix! Iadequate pancakes with it this morning & the kids gobbled them up!
Oct 7, 2016
I tried this mix out and it was awesome. I plan to make several batches and give them out with several recipes in a pretty glass jar. Thank you so much Tami...
Jun 14, 2015
I make this with whole wheat pastry flour. Works great.
May 5, 2015
It worked so I was happy! I still need to play around with it to perfect ratio for biscuits.
Feb 6, 2015
this is a very old recipe/idea. this is one of the first thing i was taught by my grandmother when I was a child. but for those that are learning how to cook its a good idea
Apr 30, 2014
I would rather use the heart healthy biscuit baking mix...do you have a recipe or suggestions for making that?
Aug 7, 2013
Great alternative to store-bought...and quick enough to mix up in a pinch if you "need" it for another recipe. I usually make mine in a food processor, but it's not necessary. I have to halve the recipe, most processors won't hold 9 c. of flour! Keeps well; can't tell the difference from store-bought. I like that I can modify the sodium content too; most mixes have LOADS of added salt.