I love saving time & money! I have a couple of books that have taught me how to make my own mixes for just about anything! I am going to share some of them here!
The first one is from: Make-A-Mix Cookery by Karine Eliason, Nevada Harward, & Madeline Westover.
8 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups instant dry milk
2 1/4 cups vegetable shortening
In a large bowl, sift together all dry ingredients. Blend well. With pastry blender, cut in shortening until evenly distributed. Mixture will resemble cornmeal in texture. Put in an airtight container. Label. Store in a cool, dry place. Use within 10-12 weeks. Makes about 13 cups of quick mix.
Quick mix makes a variety of items. I will share one today.
Karine's Drop Biscuits
3 cups quick mix
3/4 cups milk or water
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Grease a baking sheet.
Combine quick mix & liquid in a medium bowl.
Stir until just blended. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheet.
Bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Makes 12 large drop biscuits.
This mix makes 32 items in this cookbook. I am sure it could be used in place of Bisquick also.