Monday, September 1, 2008

HomeMade Biscuit Mix

This biscuit mix works with any recipe you have from a box of Bisquick Mix. I prefer Crisco Shortening it seems to work the best. You will saving money from using this homemade Biscuit Mix that the extra cost of Crisco Shortning will be absorbed in no time.
You will want to "cut in" the Crisco to the dry ingredients. A pastry blender can be purchased for less then 5 dollars at discount and some grocery stores. If you do not have a a pastry blender two knives will work. I have also used a food processor that was fantastic.
You will also want a sifter. It is impossible to have quality pastry of any kind with out sifting the dry ingredients, if the recipe calls for it. The finished product should be the same consistency of course corn meal.

8 cups flour
Re-sift with:
3 1/2 Teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons baking powder

Cut into these ingredients until the mixture is like coarse cornmeal
1 Cup Crisco Shortening

Place this mix in a covered car in a refrigerator. It will keep for a month.

2 Cups of the homemade biscuit mix
Work in to with a fort to make a doough that will handle easily
3/4 cup milk

Knead the dough for 1/2 minute on a lightly floured board. Roll or pat it out
to the desired thickness. Cut it out with a biscuit cutter. If you do not have biscuit
cutter a water glass dipped in flour will work just as well.
Bake the biscuits in a pre-heated hot oven at 425* for about 15 minutes.

1 comment:

King said...

Hi SpiritWind !