Thursday, October 16, 2008

Homemade Bisquick- Updated Info!

I'm sure most of you already know this, but I just learned that any mixes that have powdered egg products in them are not good for storing. These include Bisquick, pancake mixes, brownie mixes, cake or muffin mixes, etc. I was planning on stocking up on Bisquick at Costco (we like those Red Lobster cheese biscuits way too much to live without them), but if it goes over the expiration date, it can be really bad for you. So here is a recipe for making your own Bisquick. If you use it a lot, you will still be able to make it if you run out, or if you don't use it often, you can store it and use as needed. Homemade Bisquick should last 4-6 months* unrefrigerated in an airtight container or up to a year in your freezer.

*This is not correct! It will last 12 weeks unrefrigerated and 6 months in the freezer! Sorry about the mistake!

BASIC BAKING MIX (Homemade Bisquick)
8 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. non-fat dry milk powder
1/4 c. baking powder
1 tbsp. salt
1 c. solid shortening
3 qt. container

Sift flour, dry milk, baking powder and salt together 3 times. Cut in shortening until thoroughly mixed. Spoon mix lightly into 3 quart container, DO NOT PACK. Close tightly and store on shelf. Needs no refrigeration. Makes about 10 cups.

More to come on the subject of food storage!

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