Homemade Biscuit Mix

Homemade Biscuit Mix-you never have to buy the box stuff again!

Homemade Biscuit Mix-you never have to buy the box stuff again!

I get asked for this all the time. Apparently Bisquick and Jiffy Biscuit mix aren’t available outside of the United States. And some people just don’t like to use the “box stuff.”

I’ve mentioned it a zillion times. My mom didn’t cook so we grew up with Bisquick biscuits, Bisquick pancakes, waffles, dumplings, you get the idea.

I keep a big box in the pantry and I’m not ashamed to use it.

Homemade Biscuit Mix-you never have to buy the box stuff again!

Buying box mix is never cheaper than making it yourself. Not to mention it’s fresher. No preservatives and all that.

So I did a little research. All the recipes were pretty much the same. Flour, baking powder, salt. They either used vegetable shortening or butter. I went with shortening for 2 reasons. First, if you use butter, you have to keep your mix refrigerated. I don’t have room in my fridge for anything extra. Second, I have these memories of Aunt Barbara making the best buttermilk biscuits in the world, from scratch. She used shortening.

Then there was the issue of sugar. Some had it, some didn’t. So I went to my big box in the pantry and looked at the ingredients. Yup, right there in big print-Dextrose. Dextrose is a form of sugar. So I went with the sugar version.

Homemade Biscuit Mix-you never have to buy the box stuff again!

I used the recipe I found over at It’s Yummi . This mix took me less than 2 minutes to make a quadruple batch. And that was using a pastry blender. No need to drag out the food processor if you don’t want to.

Of course I had to test the mix. These biscuits may just be the best biscuits I’ve ever had. They doubled in height and were so soft and flaky on the inside. Melt in your mouth good.

Homemade Biscuit Mix-you never have to buy the box stuff again!

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Homemade Biscuit Mix and Biscuit Recipe

Yield: 2 1/2 cups biscuit mix, recipe for biscuits yields 4 biscuits

Homemade Biscuit Mix and Biscuit Recipe

Ingredients

    for the biscuit mix
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • for biscuits
  • 1 cup biscuit mix
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk or milk

Instructions

    to make the biscuit mix
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until well combined. Mixture will look like cornmeal.
  2. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 months.
  3. To make biscuits
  4. Combine biscuit mix and buttermilk in a mixing bowl until the mix is completely moistened.
  5. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead it 4-5 times. Roll dough out to a 3/4 inch thickness and cut with a biscuit cutter.
  6. Place cut biscuits onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 9-10 minutes, until tops are lightly browned.

Notes

double, triple or quadruple the recipe to have enough on hand whenever you want to make biscuits.

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Homemade Biscuit Mix-you never have to buy the box stuff again!

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Comments

  1. What a great recipe! I love Becca over at It’s Yummi too!
    My hubs loves biscuits, but I am always wary of boxed mixes, so this is perfecto! Pinning!

  2. amy watson says:

    I don’t think l have ever in my life seen a recipe for 4 biscuits LOL l have been making my own biscuit mix for years….l was watching my mama make biscuits many many many years ago, and she always used Martha White self rising flour…crisco….buttermilk……..no sugar, it came to me that l could cut the shortening into the flour and store it in a large glass canister and when l was ready to make biscuits whenever the family wants them….much better than the box…only 3 ingredients :)

  3. LOL… I told you how awesome that mix is, Joan! I’m so glad your readers will know about it now :)
    Thanks for giving me credit for the recipe. Love you lots! xoxo

  4. I lovelovelove biscuits! I’ve never put sugar in them, but maybe I’ll try it in my next batch for research purposes.

  5. so smart!!! Love how you’ve recreated the boxed mix into a from-scratch version!

  6. I haven’t tried shortening, so I can keep it in the pantry.
    In Australia these are called scones. Often cooked using pumpkin as well, Yum!
    Thanks for the batch recipe.

  7. How would it work with lard? Will it keep as well?

    • Yes you can use lard as a substitution and as long as your lard doesn’t need to be refrigerated, then the biscuit mix doesn’t need to be refrigerated.

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