Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Homemade Baking Mix

Bisquick is a handy pantry staple, but I prefer to make things myself to have greater control of ingredients.

I've made several baking mix recipes. Most call for ingredients that I try to avoid like shortening. Dry milk is handy when we are camping, but I'd prefer to use the real thing at home. My goal was to find a baking mix using butter, milk, and whole wheat flour. This recipe was the result.

Homemade Baking Mix

5 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup baking powder
2 T sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter

Mix the dry ingredients. Cut in the butter until tiny crumbs.

To use: mix one cup of mix with 1/3 cup of milk.

This is perfect for adding on top of a stew for dumplings. I haven't tried making pancakes with the baking mix since I have other recipes that I love.

It is also fun to add some herbs or cheese to personalize the biscuits.

I use freshly ground flour and I found out the hard way, that this flour contains no preservatives and needs to be stored in the freezer or fridge to stay fresh.

The recipe can easily be doubled or triples. A quick batch of this baking mix can make future speedy biscuits.

I'd love to hear about your homemade convenience mixes.


  1. Thanks Gina I'll try this. My fave mix recipe is from More with Less, the pancake mix. The best pancakes ever! :)

  2. Hi Gina :) It's been so long since I've commented! I saw your post on Saving Naturally & will be making the salsa soon.

    I'm still new to making my own convenience mixes, but my favourites so far have been homemade turkey sausage and McCormick's meatloaf mix. I'll be giving my girlfriends jars of these for Christmas.



  3. THanks so much! I am so excited about this! I will be able to use this now on those morning when I need quick biscuits for the children before we start school. Love your site you have helped me much!


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