Biscuit Mix


Tired of buying this out of the store?  Well, today Jess and I came across a recipe to make our own.  We found it in our Mennonite cookbook.   I needed to make sausage balls for our thanksgiving meal and of course my store bought bisquick mix was out of date.   I will  be making this mix today but I felt confident enough in Mrs. Shank’s recipe to post it without trying it first.  I very seldom do that but every recipe I have tried from this cookbook has been excellent.  I feel confident this one will be also.   The recipe is:

8 cups all purpose flour, 1/3 cup baking powder, 2 tsp. cream of tartar, 3 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp salt, 1 1/2 cups dry milk powder.  Mix together thoroughly.  2 cups vegetable shortening.  Cut in until mixture is fine uniform crumbs.  Store in airtight container in cool dry place.  Yield  13 cups mix which makes 45-50 biscuits.  To make biscuits, blend together 3 1/2 cups mix and 2/3 cup water.  Stir just until liquid is mixed into the dough.  Form into a ball and knead slightly.  Pat or roll out to 1/2″ thickness.  Cut with biscuit cutter.  Place on greased baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 min.  Makes 12 large biscuits.

Temperatures are nice here today but the clouds are moving in.  I have clothes on the line, hoping they will dry.  Yesterday was a beautiful day with lots of sunshine.  I certainly am enjoying these warm temperatures.  I was looking on our calendar.  Last year on Dec. 5th we had our first snow and it snowed all winter.   It was a beautiful but hard winter.  I wonder what the Lord has in mind for this winter.

Time for school.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

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  1. I haven’t tried a bisquick mix yet. It sounds good. We have wind blowing and the temperature is dropping into the 20s. I am glad to sit inside by the fire in the living room.

    What are sausage balls?

    Have a great day.



  2. I just love being able to make my own things instead of having to use a mix!

    It is cold here but sunshine and blue skies ~ highs are only expected to be in the 20’s today and we had snow yesterday. An inside kind of day!

    A very blessed & Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!



  3. Sausage balls are one of our favorites. We tried a new biscuit recipe last week and they were unbelievably good. It calls for 1 cup of self rising flour(I used AP and added baking powder and salt), 1/2 cup of milk, and 1/4 cup mayonnaise(strange, I know) Mix it all together and put in greased muffin pan. Bake at 350 about 30 mins. Even Bub loves these. We would love to get together next week!


  4. I’ve tried it in the past and it definitely is a time saver and tastes much better than the stuff you buy at the store. At the present time I just mix up my biscuits from scratch, but the mix is handy if your recipe calls for boxed biscuit mix.


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