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Instead of buying Bisquick baking mix, make your own at home with a few simple ingredients.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 8 cups all-purpose flour (or 4 cups each all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour)
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups dry nonfat milk
  • 2 cups shortening


Mix flour, baking powder, salt, cream of tartar, baking soda, nonfat milk, and shortening together in large bowl (if you have a large mixer it is ideal to use for blending this mix but it can also be done quite adequately using a pastry blender to cut in shortening). Add shortening about a half cup at a time mixing well after each addition. Mixture will be mealy when mixed adequately.

Put in air-tight container and store either in refrigerator or at room temperature. Use within about 3 months.


For Biscuits:
Mix 2 cups of Baking Mix with 1/2 cup water. Bake at 450 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.

For Muffins:
Mix 2 cups of Baking Mix with 2 Tablespoons sugar, 1 beaten egg and 2/3 cup milk. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.

For Pancakes:
Mix 2 cups of baking mix with 1 beaten egg and 1-1/3 cup milk.

For Waffles:
Mix 2 cups of Baking Mix with 1 beaten egg, 2 Tablespoons oil, and 1-1/3 cup milk.

You can use this mix to make biscuits, dumplings, muffins, coffee cake, pancakes and waffles. It can also be used as an ingredient in casseroles and desserts.

Yield: about 12 cups of mix

Recipe Source: Cook's Book of Uncommon Recipes by Barbara Hill (Sumner House Press)
Reprinted with permission.

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Error-filled recipe!, Member Renski

Made this yesterday and discovered the recipe has substantial errors in it. It calls for 1 Tablespoon of salt! That was way too much - the waffles I made from it were as salty as a cracker. I can only assume that the 2Tablespoons of baking power should be 2 teaspoons as well. Then, when you look at all the foods you can make from this mix, the liquid in all but one call for milk - despite the fact that there is already dry milk in the baking mix. So, if you make this, change the salt and baking powder to teaspoons in the baking mix, and everywhere it says milk in the recipes that follow, change to water.

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