Sunday, January 17, 2010

Homemade Biscuit Mix

Those boxes of prepared biscuit mix sure are handy, but have you read what's in them! Hello chemicals and hydrogenated oils. Also, it can be too expensive!  So here is a healthy and cheaper alternative and great to have on hand for a quick fix!

Ingredients:

 8 cups flour (I usually use half wheat and half white {non-bleached/non-enriched!} or spelt flour)
1/3 cup baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup Earth Balance shortening or butter (you can also use any other oil -olive, flax, etc- and then store in the fridge)
*A quick note about shortening: Generally, shortenings are full of some really awful stuff, but if you need to use it, use a brand like Earth Balance which uses all natural, organic oils like palm oil and olive oil and leaves out the trans fats and hydrogenated oils.*

Mix together dry ingredients. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.


Store in an airtight container.


You can use this mix in place of any Biscuit Mix recipe. I use this as the base for my pancakes and biscuits and such which I'll post at a later date!

2 comments:

  1. I have totally been looking for a biscuit recipe that contains wheat flour. THANK YOU. So please let me know how you then make the biscuits and what you add!

    Also, a quick word about shortening as well. You are right. I use Spectrum Organic All Vegetable Shortening. It's simply pressed palm oil. But I don't use it for cooking, I use it for my son's Atopic Dermatitis!

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  2. What an interesting way to use shortening! LOL The biscuit recipe is basically the same from the back of any biscuit mix box. I usually make it a bit healthier with flax and such, but that's the general idea!

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