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Basic Biscuit Baking Mix

User Rating 3.5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


2011 Biscuit Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.

Homemade biscuits are best.

2011 Biscuit Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
This mix can be used instead of the store-bought biscuit baking mix.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


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


In a food processor** with a large bowl, place dry ingredients. Process to mix. Add shortening a few scoops at a time. Process until mixture resembles small peas. Store in a airtight container in a cool, dry, dark place.

*You may use all white flour, bread flour, unbleached flour or half wheat flour. It's your choice.

**Don't have a food processor with a large bowl? Use a wire whisk to combine dry ingredients. Cut-in shortening with a pastry blender or 2 knives in a scissors fashion.

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 5 out of 5
How much liquid?, Member TedPadgett

According to the recipies which use this mix, you need 1/3 cup water to 1 cup mix to make 6 bisquits. Just click on the link to ""bisquit recipe"" at the end of the recipe. I suggest you not use the dry milk and use milk instead of water when making the bisquits.

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