Thursday, August 12, 2010

Homemade Baking Mix

We all know about the product Bisquick, the convenient baking mix that you can use to make all kinds of tasty treats. But, as usual, we wanted to see if we could make a homemade version that worked just as well while being easier on our wallet. So we turned to this recipe from Hillbilly Housewife (is that a great name or what??), and it worked out great! And it's a great money-saver! So of course we wanted to share it with all of you!



What you need:
  • 9 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 1/4 cup baking powder
  • 2 cups solid vegetable shortening
OR
  • 10 cups self-rising flour (it has all the salt and baking powder in it you don't need to add more!)
  • 2 cups solid vegetable shortening
In a large bowl, mix all your ingredients together (your hands are the perfect tool for the job!). Make sure it's a big bowl because this makes a LOT! Once it's all combined, store it in a large air-tight container or large zip lock bag. No refrigeration required!

How do you use it? Simply use it in recipes calling for baking mix or Bisquick! As a test run, we made Chicken and Dumplings....

....as well as the chocolaty cookies in these delectable little Ice Cream Sandwiches!
And both were a huge success! Happy cooking!
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14 comments:

  1. This is great! I want to try this!

    http://yourworkistodiscoveryourworld.blogspot.com/

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  2. Of course, I was out of Bisquick last week and needed this recipe! Oh, well, now I have it! Thanks!!!

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  3. I just scrolled back thru your old posts, you have some great ideas! I'm your newest follower!

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  4. Ohhh what an awesome idea...this will save me so much time!!! I'm a new follower and am enjoying all the helpful tips so far.

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  5. I think that's a great idea! That's exactly what I do, except with a combination of gluten-free flours, so that each time I make something I don't have to measure out bits of this and that - it's already pre-mixed by me at an earlier date and stored in a large ziploc bag. :-) Very handy!

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  6. Oh that sounds yummy ~ I can't wait to try it !!

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  7. Stopping by to say I LOVE your blog! Lots of sassy ideas! I would love it if you would add me to your blog list... you are already on mine! :)

    ...visiting from Sassy Sites!
    (cause your blog is a sassy site!)

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  8. Where is the recipe for the cookies?

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  9. What a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

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  10. Great idea! Sounds like a time saver too...all up for that!

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  11. MMM, the chicken and dumplings make me hungry--alas we have to do gluten free at my house :(.

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  12. This caught my eye on a blog link up. Thanks! My husband makes pancakes every Saturday with our toddler. I'll have him try this.

    Lori @ http://www.thetowells.com

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  13. What a fabulous recipe, thanks for sharing!

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  14. What a great idea.. I am always making batter for pancakes from scratch.. so much easier to have it made. We also have a cornmeal mix for homemade cornbread we make.
    Amie @ www.pinkapotamus.blogspot.com

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