The Stock Pot: Fundamental Recipes – All-Purpose Baking Mix (Homemade Bisquick)
From the Mailbag…
Hi there Cheryl,
I’m a working mom of three kids. My problem is that I have heavily relied on convenience products to get food on the table in the past, but now, after becoming something of a label reader and reading the ingredient listings on some of them, I’m a little out of sorts. My kids love pancakes and waffles and I admit that I pull out the Bisquick to make them. I don’t think that passes your product purity test. Any suggestions?
Ah, yes. That’s every hard-working mother’s dilemma. How to get food on the table – fast. But here’s some good news for you. You can still have your pancake and eat it, too! This is my version of Bisquick, an all-purpose baking mix that you can use just like the stuff in the box. I keep it in my refrigerator so I can whip up a stack of flapjacks or waffles in a jiffy.
Thanks for the great question!
- 8 cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup baking powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 cup shortening, preferably non-hydrogenated, cut into cubes
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
- Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles cornmeal.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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