Today’s project .. making my own biscuit mix. I love making the buttermilk biscuits I learned to make by Brenda Gantt on Facebook, but I am always trying new things. I did some research online, took different ideas and threw my own together. This doesn’t have to be refrigerated and will keep for months on the shelf. Because scones are very similar to biscuits, I am hoping I can come up with some recipes using this as a base for any scone I wish to make. 🤞
This was my first shot at making this, may make some changes on the next batch….
My biscuit mix recipe: A 5 pound bag of flour will make you a nice container full.
4 1/2 c. self rising flour
1/2 c. buttermilk powder
1/2 c. crisco
1/4 c. lard
1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
I used my hand mixer on low to mix this up, just cut in the shortening and lard, you could use a pastry blender. Doesn’t take long. Everything at room temperature. That’s it, put it in an airtight container and on the shelf. I never saw the lard used online anywhere, just decided to throw it in. I did see sugar, but did not add it. If you choose not to use the buttermilk powder, increase the flour by 1/2 cup, but you will want to use milk or buttermilk for the biscuits. You can also use 1/2 butter crisco and 1/2 regular crisco.
Buttermilk powder source: Amazon
1 c. mix
1/4 c. water
Mix with fork, just until moistened, turn out on a floured surface, kind of roll it back and forth a bit, then pat out to about a 1/2″, cut out your biscuits and place on baking pan, I use cast iron, and just put down a little crisco on it. You can also just shape each biscuit by hand.
Bake at 500 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, nicely browned.