I tried out an “All-Purpose Mix” recipe that I found on Pinterest this week. I made the mix earlier in the week and then decided to try out the biscuit recipe. I was not disappointed at all!! It was easy, fast and delicious.
The All-Purpose Mix is used as the base for Biscuits, Shortcake, Coffee Cake and just about anything else you use Bisquick for. It’s made in your kitchen so you know exactly what is in it, it is less expensive than ready-made store-bought mixes, and it tastes better!!
Below is the recipe for the mix. Keep in mind that to test it, I only made a half-recipe:
All Purpose Quick Mix
5 lbs flour (20 cups)
4 cups dry milk
3/4 cups baking powder
2 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp Cream of Tartar
5 cups vegetable shortening (don’t use margarine or butter unless you are going to refrigerate your mix, which I don’t)
Mix all ingredients together and store in air-tight container.
Original post from Heart, Hands, Home Blog – the rest of the recipes that you can use the mix in are here too.
3 cups quick mix
3/4 to 1 cup water
I was watching The Pioneer Woman on The Food Network and she was making biscuits. She suggested that you should add the water (or liquid) a little at a time until your dough is the right consistency. Some days may be dryer than others so you may need more water than on wetter days. I started with 1/2 cup of water and used about 3/4 cup total.
Spread 2 Tbsp of melted butter on biscuits before baking. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 450 degrees. Try to handle the dough as little as possible to keep your biscuits light and fluffy.
And if you have biscuits, you have to have gravy too, right ?! I cheated and used those single packets that you can get at the grocery store for making a small batch of gravy. If anyone knows of a homemade mix I can use, I would love to have that recipe as well.