Monday, February 28, 2005

Homemade Baking Mix

Homemade buttermilk baking mix

8 Cups flour
1 1/2 C Dry Buttermilk Powder (in the baking aisle)
4 Tbs Baking powder
3 Tbs. Sugar
2 tsp, Salt
2 tsp. Cream of tartar
1 tsp. Baking soda
Whisk all ingredients together in large mixing bowl.With pastry blender or in processor add
2 1/3 Cups vegetable shortening like Crisco
Just mix till Crisco is cut in. Do not over mix if using processor.

Place in air tight container. Store in pantry up to 6 months or in freezer for longer term.Makes about 7 batches of 8 biscuits.

To Use:

In medium bowl place:
2 Cups of mix
7 Tbs. Water
Mix and bake as usual.

Homemade "Bisquick"

6 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup vegetable shortening

Sift flour, baking powder and salt three times into a large bowl.
Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
Store mixture in airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4-5 months.
Use in any recipe that calls for Bisquick

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