We have all seen packages of Bisquick and other baking mixes at our local grocery store. Sometimes these mixes are treated with disdain by food snobs but they are actually wonderful mixes to have on hand. They work very well for biscuits, rolls, cookies, pancakes and other uses, it’s a shame to ignore it as a kitchen staple.
Instead of buying a premixed baking mix you can make your own quickly and inexpensively. Here is a simple recipe for your own baking mix:
Basic Biscuit Baking Mix
Master Baking Mix
9 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/3 cup baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
4 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 1/2 cups nonfat dry milk solids
2 cups shortening (which does not require refrigeration).
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cream of tartar, dry milk and sugar. Mix well and add the shortening. Blend with a pastry knife or food processor until very well blended. Store in an airtight container.
NOTE: To measure the Master Baking Mix, pile it gently into cup and level off with a table knife.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Combine 1 1/2 cups Master Baking Mix and 1/3 cup milk in a bowl. Roll 1/2-inch thick; cut and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes.
Options: Add grated cheese, chopped herbs. Increase milk to 1/2 cup for drop biscuits. Use as a topping on casseroles, cobblers or meat and veggie pies.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Beat together in a bowl 1 egg, 1 cup milk and 2 tablespoons sugar. Include 3 cups Master Baking Mix.
Alternatives: Add drained fruit, chopped nuts or chopped dried fruit. Replace 1/3 cup of Master Baking Mix required with quick-cooking oatmeal or All-Bran Â® cereal. Include sliced dried fruit and nuts to dish and bake as a fruit bread in a greased 8 x 5-inch loaf pan. Bake 40 minutes at 350 degrees F.
Pancakes or Waffles.
Beat together 1 cup milk and 1 egg. Stir in 1 1/2 cups Master Baking Mix. Beat egg white till stiff, and fold into batter just before baking.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Stir together 1 1/2 cups Master Baking Mix, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon chili powder (optional), 2 tablespoons sugar and 3/4 cup cornmeal. Combine in a separate bowl 1 egg, 1 cup cream-style corn and 3/4 cup milk. Stir liquids into dry components simply till flour is all dampened; put into greased 9-inch square pan and bake 20 to 25 minutes.
Alternatives: Add 1/4 cup chopped green pepper. For crunchy topping, sprinkle on 1/2 cup grated cheese and 2 tablespoons sesame seed before baking.
Add 1/3 cup water to 1 cup Master Baking Mix and blend till smooth. Drop into hot meat stock and cook 10 minutes, uncovered, and 10 minutes, covered.
Try These Fabulous Cake Recipes!
Sort together in a large bowl 3 cups Master Baking Mix and 1Â 1/4 cups sugar. Mix together in a small bowl 2 slightly beaten eggs, 1 cup water and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes.
Sort together in a large bowl 3 cups Master Baking Mix, 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1/2 cup cocoa powder. Mix together in a small bowl 2 slightly beaten eggs, 1 cup water and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Add 2/3 of liquid to dry components. Beat at high speed for 2 minutes. Include staying beat and liquid 2 minutes longer. Grease a 9-inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes. Frost or spray with confectioners’ sugar.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Beat together in a bowl 1/3 cup milk and 1 egg. Include 1/4 cup sugar and 2 1/4 cups Master Baking Mix. Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 3 tablespoons margarine and 1/4 cup chopped nuts and sprinkle over the top.
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt 2 tablespoons margarine in a baking pan. Include 1/2 cup brown sugar to margarine; store and spread. Place 2 cups canned, drained pineapple on top of brown sugar and margarine. Stir 2 cups Master Baking Mix and 1/2 cup sugar together in a bowl. Add 1 egg and 1 cup water to mix and beat. Put into pan and spread over fruit. Bake 1 hour. Get rid of from pan; cut into pieces. Serve upside down; fruit will be on top.
Great For Cookies
Location 2 1/4 cups Master Baking Mix in a bowl. Combine 1/3 cup milk, 2 beaten eggs and 1/2 cup melted shortening. Add 3 cups oatmeal and mix.
Peanut Butter Cookies.
Stir 1 1/3 cups sugar, 2 beaten eggs and 1 cup peanut butter into 3 1/2 cups Master Baking Mix till well blended. Use fingers to aid in blending. Roll dough into balls; put on baking sheets and flatten by making crisscross styles with a fork on the tops of the cookies. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 10 minutes.
Integrate 2 cups Master Baking Mix, 1 cup oatmeal, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 cup raisins. Beat 1 egg and 1 1/4 cups milk together. Bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine in a blending bowl 2 cups Master Baking Mix, 1/2 cup cold water and 1 tablespoon minced onion. Blend in 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheese. Spread dough in well-greased 9-inch pie pan. Spread with 1 tablespoon soft butter and sprinkle. You can also use Atkins friendly baking mix for this bread recipe.