Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Homemade Baking Mix

I've been really trying to get back into the swing of things blogging and cooking.  I've even started a little redesign process for this blog that I hope will freshen things up a bit!  I went on a bit of a cooking spree last week and was able to write 5 recipes and take photos of all of them.  Woo hoo!

Two weeks ago, we had the old standby of breakfast for dinner and I made biscuits and gravy.  I used up the last of my Bisquick mix and put it on my shopping list that I needed to buy another box.  I use baking mix for a lot of my quick dinner needs.  I have always wanted to make my own however, because with grocery prices increasing, I knew that this was one area I could cut back.  I have been mixing up and rolling out biscuits with the store bought baking mix for a long time now instead of using the canned biscuits, and let me tell you...it is SO worth the extra 5 minutes, I promise!  I still felt though that there was no reason that I couldn't make the mix on my own.  I looked up a lot of recipes for homemade baking mix and most of them contained shortening.  I'm not a huge fan of shortening, because I think it lacks flavor...butter is my weakness.  It adds so much more of a depth of flavor...and if I am going to add inches to these thighs, it better be because of some flavor!  I found a recipe over at allrecipes.com and adapted it a bit and I think this mix is going to be something that I end up making regularly and keeping in my fridge for a very long time!  I have also listed some extra recipes below that are typical "back of the box" type recipes.  Enjoy!

Homemade Baking Mix
Printable Recipe
Yields: about 36 drop biscuits
5 cups flour
1/4 cup baking powder
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 cup cold butter
1.  Mix together all dry ingredients.  Use a food processor to "cut" in the butter until the butter is well mixed in the dry ingredients.  If you use a pastry cutter, this will take longer but you want the butter to be mixed in well. 
2.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 months or in the freezer for longer. 

Adapted from All Recipes
2-1/4 cups baking mix
2/3 cup milk
1.  Heat oven to 450°.  Stir ingredients until soft dough forms. 

2.  Turn onto surface dusted Bisquick mix.  Knead 10 times.  Roll dough 1/2 inch thick.  Cut with a biscuit cutter.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
3.  Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

2 cups baking mix
1 cup milk
2 eggs

1.  Heat griddle or skillet over medium-high heat or electric griddle to 375°.  Grease with cooking spray, vegetable oil, or shortening.
2.  Stir all ingredients until blended.  Pour by about 1/4 cupfuls onto hot griddle.
3.  Cook until bubbles appear and edges are dry.  Flip; cook until golden.

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1 comment:

  1. This mix is wonderful! Thanks for the great recipe. We loved having you at our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday.' We hope you'll be back again soon! -The Sisters



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