BISQUICK (OR BAKING MIX)
6 cups all purpose flour
3 Tbs. Baking Powder
1 Tbs. salt
1 Cup vegetable shortening (like Crisco)
The easiest way to do this is in a food processor. Mix all together until it’s smooth like cornmeal. Keep in a tightly sealed jar. I put mine in a ziplock baggie, label it, and keep in the freezer–keeps for MONTHS!
Now here are two recipes to do with the above mix
KFC’S BISCUITS (this makes a lot of biscuits, so you might want to 1/2 it!)
1/2 Cup (one stick) butter
2 1/2 Tbs. white sugar
1 beaten egg
3/4 cup buttermilk*
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup club soda*
5 cups Bisquick baking mix
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine all ingredients, knead gently with your hands and roll out flat to about 3/4 ” thickness. Cut biscuits with a biscuit or cookie cutter. Bake on greased cookie sheet about 12 minutes, or till golden brown. (This recipe courtesy of “Top Secret Recipes” by Todd Wilbur)
*If you don’t have buttermilk you can make it yourself by putting about one Tbs. vinegar in a cup of milk
*did you notice the unusual addition of Club Soda? It makes the dough SO light! I often use it now when I do any doughy thing–like dumplings!
GARLIC CHEESE BISCUITS FROM RED LOBSTER
2 cups Bisquick
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter with 1/2 tsp. garlic powder added.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine cheese, Bisquick, and milk to make a soft dough. Drop by spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or till brown. Remove from oven and Immediately brush tops with garlic butter mixture. Serve!