Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Homemade Baking Mix

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!  
                                                                                        --- Merilou


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.

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