Time-Saving Homemade Biscuit-Mix (With Use Variations)
January 25, 2015
"From The Atlanta Journal newspaper, February 2, 1972 edition -- If your family loves hot biscuits, you can treat them to their favorites more often if you keep Time-Saving Homemade Biscuit-Mix on hand. Directions included below for baking biscuits, dumplings, waffles, or pancakes! NOTE: Real butter can be substituted for the shortening, but biscuit mix must be stored in an air-tight container in the freezer! YIELD: 24-48 biscuits depends upon the size cutter used!"
- For Homemade Biscuit-Mix
- Serving Size: 1 (49.1 g)
- Calories 216.3
- Total Fat - 10.1 g
- Saturated Fat - 1.8 g
- Cholesterol - 0 mg
- Sodium - 0.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 28.8 g
- Dietary Fiber - 4.3 g
- Sugars - 0.2 g
- Protein - 5.3 g
- Calcium - 13.6 mg
- Iron - 1.4 mg
- Vitamin C - 0 mg
- Thiamin - 0.2 mg
To a 2-lb bag (8 cups) of self rising flour, cut in 1 cup shortening or butter on low speed of electric mixer, or by hand with a pastry blender, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Biscuit mix made with shortening should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 months. Biscuit mix made with butter should be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 6 months ~ bring mix to room temperature before using.
TO MAKE 6-12 BISCUITS
2 cups homemade biscuit-mix.
1/2-2/3 cup milk (buttermilk optional) ~ you may not need but about 1/2 cup milk to bring together as a dough!
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Measure 2 cups homemade biscuit-mix into bowl.
Blend in enough milk (1/2-2/3 cup) to make a soft dough. Add just enough milk to bring together as a dough ~ you may not need but about 1/2 cup!
Chilling dough in refrigerator for 15-20 minutes will make dough easier to handle!
Turn out onto lightly floured surface ~ Roll or pat out dough to 3/4-inch thickness ~ I PAT THE DOUGH!
Cut out biscuits with a floured 2-inch cutter (makes 12 biscuits), or use a 3-inch cutter for approximately 6-7 biscuits.
NOTE: My biscuits pictured in the basket were made with 2 cups biscuit mix and 1/2 cup milk; were patted to 3/4-inch thickness, and cut with a 3-inch cutter, which resulted in only 6 biscuits! Those biscuits were baked for 12 minutes)
Place biscuits on un-greased baking sheet.
Bake in preheated 450 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned.
ALERT! For a neater appearance, slice biscuits that have cooled for a few minutes with a bread knife instead of ripping their heads off while piping hot!
Use 2 cups biscuit mix and add 1/4 cup freshly shredded Asiago cheese, 1 teaspoon sugar, several grinds of black pepper, and 2/3 cup milk. Mix just until combined ~ Pat out dough to 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch thickness. Makes six (6) 3-inch biscuits. Bake at 450F for 10 minutes. Brush biscuit tops with melted butter.
Use 2 cups biscuit mix, and add 1/3 cup freshly shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, a pinch of sugar, several grinds of black pepper (OPTIONAL), and 2/3 cup milk. Mix just until combined ~ Pat out dough to 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch thickness. Makes six (6) 3-inch biscuits. Bake at 450F for 10 minutes. Brush biscuit tops with melted butter.
Use 2 cups biscuit mix, and add 2/3 cup milk. Combine until blended. Drop spoonfuls of dough into gently bubbling stew; cook uncovered for 8 minutes, then cover and reduce heat and continue cooking for about 10 minutes more.
7" ROUND WAFFLES
2 cups biscuit mix, 1 1/4 cups milk, 2 eggs beaten, 2 tablespoons melted shortening. Heat waffle iron. Beat all ingredients until blended. Bake on hot waffle iron per manufacturer's instructions. Makes 7 round waffles.
2 cups biscuit mix, 1 1/4 cups milk, 1 egg beaten, 2 tablespoons melted butter. Beat ingredients until blended; bake on hot griddle. Makes approximately 12 pancakes.
Tips & Variations
- Electric mixer or pastry blender for mixing
- Large air-tight container for storing