Thursday, January 23, 2014

Homemade Baking Mix

Over the past year, I've tried little by little to make our meals and snacks from scratch as often as I can and to purchase fewer prepackaged or convenience items.  One of the things that I've been wanting to eliminate is the use of Bisquick.  I use it for biscuits, pancakes, shortcakes and we love this cheeseburger pie too!  There are lots of versions of the homemade mix out there, but I finally found one I thought would be good and so far I've had good results.  It was super easy to make and is easily stored in the fridge.  The biscuits I made were way better than the Bisquick version and today I even made a chocolate cake with this mix.  

 Just mix all the ingredients with a pastry blender until you have coarse crumbs.  I am storing my mix in a Zip-loc bag in the fridge.  I will be on the lookout for a container with a lid to store this in, because I know this is the mix I'll be using from now on!

The biscuits were fabulous!

Can't wait to try to this chocolate-cinnamon sundae cake tonight!  If it tastes as good as it smells, I'll be sharing that recipe soon!

Homemade Baking Mix
Source:   Food Fanatic

6 cups all-purpose flour
3 T. baking powder
1 1/2 t. baking soda
1 T. salt
3 T. sugar
1 1/2 sticks butter, unsalted cut into small cubes (I used salted because that's what I had on hand- worked fine.)

Whisk dry ingredients in mixing bowl.  Cut butter into flour mixture using a pastry blender until you have coarse crumbs.  Be sure there are no big pieces of butter remaining.  Store mixture in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two months.