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.
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.
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!