Thursday, September 6, 2012

Homemade Bisquick....YES BISQUICK!!

I'm linking this recipe up with Walking On Sunshine's Friday Linky Party.  Go take a look-see!

Well we've survived the first day of school for both my kids yesterday and today.  Davey had a good day at his new school, meeting new friends, and I met new moms.  It can always be hard going to a new school for a kid and the mom. 

My daughter Becca had a great day in school.  She's in her Junior year, and I just can't believe it, where did the time go!

So the kids are back in school, it will be busy again, homework, reports, activities, and I'm excited for the school year!

I love Bisquick.....yes Bisquick!  It makes the best pancakes.  Now I've made pancakes from scratch, but I do think Bisquick pancakes and waffles are better. 

The price of Bisquick is CRAZY!  For a big box it's about $ I went online and found this "Clone" for Homemade Bisquick, I made a batch just enough for breakfast for that one morning, but you can make up a large batch and keep it in an air-tight container, and keep it for up to 2 months in your pantry or frig.  

I just don't use Bisquick for pancakes and waffles, I also use it when I'm in a pinch for biscuits, even though I like my homemade better, and for an Impossible Cheeseburger Pie recipe that my mom use to make when we were kids...I must post that soon. 

I hope you try it, it's so easy, and tastes like the real thing.

Homemade Bisquick

This recipe is enough for 3 cups of Bisquick like if you're making pancakes or waffles....when I used this to make pancakes, I had to add a little more milk to the mix for the right consistency. 

2 5/8 cup flour
1 1/3 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable shortening

Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl, cut in the shortening with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. 
Store in an airtight container in the pantry for 2 months, or in the frig for 4 months.
I used this amount for when I made pancakes, see how easy it is to put together, just add the eggs and milk. 
Or if you want to make a big batch like a "box full"  here are the ingredients for that:
10 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
5 1/4 tablespoons baking powder
1 3/4 tablespoons salt
1 3/4 cups vegetable shortening
Follow the directions above and store in an airtight EASY! YUMMO!

Use whenever your recipe calls for "Bisquick mix".


Lois Christensen said...

Looks good Liz! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Don't forget to come back and VOTE on Sunday!

Lindsey said...

Love this! I am all about finding a way to make the pre-packaged foods you love from scratch! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Fridays!

Abby Raines said...

This is wonderful for those days when you are craving pancakes!