Monday, February 21, 2011

Homemade Bisquick

So today I am posting another non-decorating post. I enjoy variety in my post topics and I hope you do too! The recipe I'm sharing today can be a really big money-saver if you use a lot of Bisquick or really if you use even a little. Bisquick is pretty outrageously priced these days!

In the summer our family loves to have strawberry shortcake and the kind we like best is made with Bisquick. Every time I put it in my cart I felt guilty for paying the high price for a "splurge item" so I went in search of a recipe for a homemade version. The nonfat dry milk is admittedly a little pricey but when you figure the cost per batch compared to a box of Bisquick, well, there's really no comparison.

This recipe is really simple and our family can't tell a difference in taste from the store-bought version. I store mine in a modified "Whale of a Pail" ice cream container in my cupboard. This batch almost fills that size container. I mix mine in my electric mixer but I'm sure you could do it by hand as well.

The recipe I'm sharing can be found by clicking here.

I hope you enjoy it! :)

Homemade Bisquick

8 cups flour
1 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
1/4 cup baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
2 cups shortening

Combine flour, milk, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening. Store in tightly closed container in a cool place. (Cupboards are fine as long as it doesn't get hot.) Use anywhere Bisquick or other biscuit baking mix is called for.