Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Homemade Biscuit Mix

Look at that yummy, savory muffin. I mixed it up and had it in the oven in less than 10 minutes, completely homemade. Really!
 Some times I want to play around with a muffin recipe or pancakes and beginning with a mix, for time sake, would be very convenient. However, the shortening in the store mixes is very unhealthy so I don't like to feed it to my family, especially not on a regular basis.
This recipe made about 7 cups of mix, if you use it a lot just double everything. It will keep in the refrigerator for 4-6 weeks, maybe more but it doesn't last that long here.
Biscuit Mix
4 1/2 cups flour, I use spelt but all purpose works the same
3/4 cup non fat dry milk
1/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
10 tablespoons butter or coconut oil or a combination of the two
Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Cut the butter in until it looks like coarse crumbs or oatmeal.

 Store in an airtight container or zip top bag in refrigerator.
We all need quick meals sometimes but they don't have to be unhealthy or tasteless.
I may use it again this weekend to make pancakes and toss some carrots or zucchini into the batter for nutrition and color. Have fun, play with your food but not after it reaches the table because as soon as it is on the plate it then magically becomes rude and my Grandmother would let you know in no uncertain terms.
Quick Pancakes
2 cups biscuit mix
1 cup milk
2 eggs
Mix all. Spoon batter onto hot griddle or fry pan, lightly oiled, flip when small bubbles appear.
Top with maple syrup, jam or fresh berries. It really is that simple.
Makes 10-12 4inch pancakes.

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