After reading about making your own, I started to do what I always do, research. I was skeptical at first, but found a recipe an Allrecipes.com that looked simple enough to try. If you use the tools on the site you can change the recipe according to the servings you would like to make. You can either make enough to use immediately or make extra for later use.
I have used this recipe several time to make drop style biscuits and can't tell the difference between prepackaged mixes. I have also made "Red Lobster" style biscuits by adding grated cheddar cheese and garlic to the mix. This recipe is less expensive than purchasing prepackaged mixes and won't get old. You can make a fresh batch each time you need baking mix!
This recipe is for 12 servings. I always use the calculator and make it for 6. I usually have enough for two batches of biscuits for our family of 4.
- 9 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup baking powder
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 cups shortening
- In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place or in the freezer for up to 8 months.
Here is the recipe for 6 servings.
- 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 cup shortening
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place or in the freezer for up to 8 months