The Stock Pot: Fundamental Recipes – All-Purpose Baking Mix (Homemade Bisquick)

Homemade Bisquick Pancakes

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?

Sincerely,

Kelsey

(My response)

Dear Kelsey,

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!
-Cheryl

The Stock Pot: Fundamental Recipes – All-Purpose Baking Mix (Homemade Bisquick)
 
 

Author:
Serves: yields 9 cups

Ingredients
  • 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup shortening, preferably non-hydrogenated, cut into cubes

Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  2. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles cornmeal.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Notes
…from the Picture-Perfect kitchen: Planning: The mixture will keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 months. Product Purity: I use organic, non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening, available at whole foods markets. Presentation: To make pancakes, combine 2 cups of all-purpose baking mix, 1 cup of milk, 2 large eggs, a splash of vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons melted butter. © 2012 Hutchstone, LLC. All rights reserved.

 

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