|Description:||Home made biscuit mix||Posted:||1999-12-22|
|Ingredients:||2 c shortening
9 c sifted flour
1 Tbsp salt
4 Tbsp baking powder
|Preparation:||Mix dry ingredients, then cut in shortening until it resembles corn meal.
If you're using a Kitchenaid, use the whip and the splash cover.
Store away from air and bugs (we put it back in the flour tins).
|Notes:|| WHY MIX
(If MIX is just a homemade version of Bisquick, or Bisquick an easy industrialized copy of MIX, why bother?)
1) You know precisely what's in MIX.
2) You know when it was made.
3) You can change it: reduce salt, for instance.
4) My mother used to make it. That means it's a food group. Of course, the evil nasties in the military/industrial/processed food complex are trying to deny it.
5) Kitchenaids, MIX, and children are a natural team.
6) My copies of these recipes are handwritten, taken from my mother's collection of her cooking columns in the 'Sun and Flare', complete with margin notes. Even if you could make MIX with the precise level of additives and staleness available in commercial mixes, MIX is still homemade, and therefore, in some mysterious way, more real.
LisaK: I've been making it with palm oil and cutting the shortening back 3/4.
|Equipment:||1 Kitchenaid K5 (optional)|