Saturday, September 18, 2010

Quick & Easy Biscuit Mix

I came across this idea & recipe in Backwoods Home Magazine (May). I am always looking for new ideas that are easy and inexpensive. This is the mix I made up:
  • 10 cups flour
  • 10 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 4 Tbsp. sugar

Mix, Make your first batch, Store remaining for future biscuit making.

I used a tuna can to cut the dough. They were a big hit with the family.

Then wrote the directions on my storage container because I'd never remember.
This is what you do....
  • 2 cups of mix
  • 6T. of butter (softened)
  • 1 cup of milk

(or buttermilk for fluffier biscuits)

I mixed the biscuit mix with butter in my kitchen-aid then added milk. Turned onto a floured board & kneaded for 30 seconds. Do not overwork dough. Pat into 1/2 inch-thick circle and cut with biscuit cutter or tuna can). Place on ungreased oven at 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
P.S. Country Boy & Flower Girl want to send a Hello & THANK YOU out to their Great Aunt in Florida!!


Judy T said...

Ooo, I may have to try this one. I love those make ahead things that make life easier. Thanks for sharing.

Little Messy Missy said...

Thanks for sharing!

Chiot's Run said...

My mom had a Make a Mix cookbook growing up and she always made her own mixed like this for everything.

I've always wondered though, why we make round biscuits. I started patting the dough out into a rectangle and cutting square biscuits, saves time and no reflattening of the dough. And you can fit more on a cookie sheet as well.

I do love a good biscuit! I've been experimenting with sourdough biscuits lately.

Anonymous said...

They look yummy. I'm going to have to try this. By the way, what a great idea to put your recipe on the container like that. I may have to steal that idea.