Homemade dry baking mix (DIY Bisquick) is easy to make and it’ll cost you a few pennies per batch to make, not dollars!
If you’re the type of person who likes to save money on groceries, but hates sacrificing taste, you are SO much like me.
In addition to the lack of flavor, I also despise the added chemicals that are a part of many convenience foods. That being said, there are days when I don’t feel well, I’ve got plans that require me to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible, and/or I’m just too danged lazy or tired to spend a lot of time preparing meals.
Those are the days when I love to reach for a convenience mix or ready-to-eat meal.
So in my effort to save a few dollars and some cooking time, but still have a grasp on what chemicals I’m putting into our bodies, I’ve started making some of my own pantry staples. Items like homemade self-rising flour and homemade dry baking mix have been huge kitchen time savers for me.
Aside of the time and money savings, I love that this homemade dry baking mix recipe only uses five ingredients! If you’re trying to watch your sugar intake, it’s made with only four. If that’s not something to shout about, I don’t know what is. Plus, it’s so stinkin’ easy to make a batch.
If you have a food processor, it can be ready to use in less than 3 minutes. It’s as simple as combining the dry ingredients and then pulsing in the shortening. If you’re using your hands or a pastry cutter, it’ll probably take you a minute or two longer. That’s still far less time than it would take me to wait in the check-out line at the grocery store.
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Recipes you can make make with this homemade dry baking mix:
I hope you love to use this homemade dry baking mix!
Homemade Dry Baking Mix - DIY Bisquick
If you like the convenience and versatility of boxed baking mixes, but hate the added chemicals and expense of them, learn how to make your own!
- 8 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup baking powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 Tablespoons sugar (optional)
- 1 cup all-vegetable shortening
- Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl or the bowl of a food processor.
- If using a food processor, pulse to combine dry ingredients, then add shortening and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Otherwise, use a pastry cutter or your fingers to incorporate the shortening into the dry ingredients.
- Store tightly covered in a pantry or the refrigerator. Can also be frozen.
What exactly is "coarse meal"? Crumbly, but clumpy. Does that make sense? You'll have little bits of butter that are the size of peas.
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