Homemade Bisquick

If you ever thought in a moment of frugality that you could make something just as easily as buy it (and often at less expense) then you might like to try this recipe for homemade Bisquick. Bisquick is a baking base mix that has numerous uses for pastry, biscuits, pies, cobblers and more. We use it to batter chicken fingers before baking them. I think if I put together a recipe of this to keep on hand, I would mix all except the shortening – then just add the shortening when you need it. Otherwise you have to store this in the refrigerator to keep it from going rancid. The conversion is roughly 2.5 T of shortening to a cup of dry mix. You may want to do your own math here, I’m not the best, but I’m figuring if the dry ingredients result in almost 12 cups of dry, then 2 cups of shortening divided by 12 equals .17 – .17 of a cup is approximately 2.5 T. Feel free to check me, please! :-0

Homemade Bisquick

I use a large bowl or dishpan

9 cups flour

2 2/3 cups dried milk

1/3 cup baking powder

1/4 cup sugar

1 T salt

2 cups shortening

Mix well all ingredients except shortening. Add shortening and mix well with pastry blender until mixture is smooth like Bisquick Mix. Pack in tight container and store in refrigerator in summer because of spoilage in heat. Otherwise store in dry place such as cupboard other seasons. Use up in a month. Can be used as Bisquick. Use Bisquick recipes. When measuring mixture level off, do not shake or pound down to measure.

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