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Homemade Biscuit Mix

I sometimes use packaged biscuit mix in  my recipes, don’t you?  Since I have been sharing them, it has come to my attention that not all of my friends, that follow Recipes For My Boys, have access to items like Bisquick.  I shared my Cheddar Garlic Biscuits this morning on facebook and one of my friends, from the UK, commented she was all excited about making them, until she read … biscuit mix.  

That was all it took to get me in the kitchen to make my own.  I think it turned out great and so did hubby.  At least by all the biscuits he ate, I would say so.  I don’t think I’ll be buying the packaged biscuit mix again.

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Homemade Biscuit Mix

  • 11 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons salt, I used 4 teaspoons but you can cut down if you wish
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar, I use 1/2 cup
  • 1  1/2 cups solid shortening

Mix all together with a pastry blender or forks until it resembles coarse sand.  Seal in air tight container up to six months.  Use as recipe requires of packaged biscuit mix.

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Buttermilk Biscuits
8 2″ Biscuits
2 1/4 cups Homemade Biscuit Mix
1/2 to 1 cup buttermilk or *sour milk

*To make buttermilk or sour milk:  Put 1 to 1 1/2 Tablespoons vinegar in a measuring cup and add enough milk to make 1 cup.  I usually use 1 1/2 Tablespoons to make mine.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  Mix biscuit mix and 1/2 cup buttermilk, adding more if needed, until a soft dough forms.  Put on a lightly floured surface. Pat and fold over 3 or 4 times.  Pat to 1/2 to 1″ thick.  Cut with 2″ biscuit cutter, I use the top of a small mouth canning jar, to make 8 biscuits.  Put on ungreased baking sheet.  Cook in preheated oven 7 to 9 minutes or until tops are lightly browned and biscuits are done.  Enjoy!

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