Homemade Bisquick

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Do any of you have something weird that you are hanging on to for nostalgic reasons?  Well I do--and it is weird.  There is an empty box of Bisquick on top of the refrigerator in my garage.  Told ya it was weird.  As much as I try to go homemade when I can, I have to admit that Bisquick is good.  I grew up on it.  I think Mom used it at least three times a week if not more for biscuits, pancakes, waffles, dumplings, or shortcakes.  A box of Bisquick on the counter was a good thing.

 When I first got married, I dutifully got on the Bisquick train.  Once the kids started coming, I tried to make as much as I could from scratch to avoid preservatives and unnecessary ingredients.  Bisquick was a tough one to let go of.  Fortunately, I came across a recipe for biscuits years ago that solved my "need a homemade Bisquick recipe" problem.  I figured that if it could make biscuits, then it could make all those other tasty Bisquick recipes. And it does.  I make a big batch and then keep it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator to use when needed.  So if you are Bisquick lover, you'll appreciate this post.  And if you are not familiar with Bisquick, I will be sharing some tasty recipes in the future.

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Homemade Bisquick

6 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
4 cups cake flour
3 Tablespoons baking powder
2 Tablespoon kosher salt
1 cup vegetable shortening, cold and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

In the bowl of a 14-cup food processor, pulse together both flours, baking powder, and salt until combined.  Scatter the vegetable shortening over the flour mixture and process until completely blended.  Use immediately or store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.  Enjoy!

Source: Adapted from an old Gourmet article that I can't find


  1. Awesome!! Would you mink linking to the Biscuit recipe you mentioned. Thanks!

    1. The recipe hasn't been posted yet, but it is coming up next!

  2. I had my box out for pancakes yesterday! It's definitely one of those handy helpers in the kitchen, but I'm up for giving the homemade a whirl. How long do you think it keeps in the fridge?

    1. Can't say for certain, but I have keep it for several weeks with good results. You can halve the recipe for a smaller amount.


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