Friday, December 10, 2010

Biscuit Mix


(This is a picture of my Ham and Swiss Biscuits just so you don't get confused. I forgot to take a picture of the actual mix.)
I can't even tell you how many times I come across recipes that call for "biscuit mix" and feel pure rage! ... I guess that is just something most people have, but "Bisquick" and I didn't even meet until college, and we didn't get along very well when we did. I think I bought a box once, and I always felt guilty when I used. My mom trained us to be anti-crisco and bisquick from the craddle... so, that being said, I get really frustrated when see a beautiful picture of muffins or pancakes and refer to the recipe, only to be haunted by my past nemisis. Soooo... I've found a solution. I wanted to make some muffins really bad, and it inspired me to find this recipe, that worked perfectly for my biscuit mix. It made me very happy. This is an easy one to half too, if you only need a little bit.
P.S. If you are a crisco/bisquick user, we can still be friends... just don't tell me what is in that pretty batch of muffins or pie crust or chocolate chip cookies... deal? :) Innocence is bliss.

Biscuit Mix (cooks.com)
6 c. flour
2 tbsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. salt
1 c. shortening (I used butter.)
1 c. powdered milk

Mix ingredients well with electric mixer and store in covered container (this amount is just right for a 2 pound coffee can). When ready to use, add desired amount of water to 2 cups biscuit mix to make 10 or 12 biscuits. If no oven is available bake over low heat in lightly greased heavy iron skillet with lid. Turn biscuits once.
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1 comment:

AmyJo said...

My mom was the same way about crisco and Bisquick. We never had it at our home, so I don't really have it now. I do have some Heart Healthy Bsiquick, which is much much better than the Original kind. But the one time I bough some shortning, Benjamin had a cow. I used it once and gave it away because I felt guilty for using. I know how you feel though. Betty Crocker recipes frequently call for Bisquick. It is frustrating.