I got this recipe from a friend in college. I recently tried making it with whole wheat flour, adding a bit of gluton flour, as I would with whole wheat bread. It worked! To be candid, I really don’t know what the gluton flour does (besides add gluton, which would be important in yeast breads), however I used it here, just in case. Whether you use it or not, think of how much $$ you will save making your own version of the packaged baking mix!
Small Recipe (double for large recipe)
4 ½ cups flour (white, whole wheat, or white whole wheat!)
8 teaspoons baking powder (make sure it isn't old!)
1 ½ teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon cream of tarter
½ cup shortening
2 Tablespoons sugar
Mix with pastry blender (or 2 knives, or your fingers) and store in sealed storage container in a cool place.
Use this mix in the same way you would use Bisquick (copyright General Mills/Betty Crocker) or other baking mixes. I just made one of those popular "impossible pies" and it was yummy! Mix with milk into a somewhat stiff dough and bake drop biscuits on demand. Use the dough as a biscuit like crust for pizza.