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Master Mix (Homemade Bisquick)

There are lots of master mix recipes out there, this just happens to be the one I use. The measurements for this make enough to fit into a plastic cereal container. You can double this or even triple it to have a larger amount on hand. This is great for pancakes, especially for teenagers who are hungry NOW. ;) You can use this in any recipe calling for Bisquick or homemade Bisquick (i.e. biscuits, dumplings, pancakes, cobblers, etc).

For pancakes simply combine 2 cups master mix with 2 eggs and a cup of milk. For biscuits, combine 2 1/4 cups master mix and 2/3 cup milk. Combine, roll, cut, bake at 450 F for 8-10 minutes. Use this mix for any recipe calling for Bisquick.
Try my Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins using this master mix!
Master Mix (Homemade Bisquick)
4 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/4 cup powdered milk
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/4 cup baking powder
1 cup vegetable shortening
Whisk together all of the dry ingredients. Place half of the dry mixture and half of the shortening into a food process. Process until combined. Repeat for second half of ingredients. Combine both batches in a big bowl and work with your hands, breaking up any larger pieces. 
Store in a covered container and use within a month. To measure, use the same scoop and level method you would use with regular flour.

Note: In hot weather, especially if your kitchen is not air conditioned, mix should be kept in the refrigerator.


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18 Responses to Master Mix (Homemade Bisquick)

  1. 1
    Frieda says:

    I love master mixes as well! Make sure you use INSTANT non fat milk powder, not the regular powdered milk. Makes a difference ~ the regular milk powder does not dissolve as easily.

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    I Read ur Blog, could u explain to me what is "vegetable shortening" mean, I'm from manila

    thank u

  3. 3
    Amanda says:

    I did a quick google search for shortening in Manila and found this, hope it helps! http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070815032343AAOZDbA

  4. 4
    DIY: Make Your Own Kitchen Favorites says:

    [...] love banana bread and one of my favorite quick recipes actually calls for Bisquick.  I found a homemade Master Mix version that I am looking forward to [...]

  5. 5

    [...] cup milk1/3 cup packed brown sugar2 tablespoons canola oil1 egg2 cups Master Mix3 tablespoons cocoascant 1/2 cup quick cooking oats or instant chocolate oatmeal1 cup chocolate [...]

  6. 6
    Alyse says:

    What is the benefit to making your own?

  7. 7
    Rhonda says:

    How long do you bake and on what temperature do you bake or biscuits?

  8. 8
    Chloe says:

    If you add a couple of teaspoons of cream of tarter it gives the illusion of buttermilk if you dont have powdered buttermilk to use instead of instant milk.
    I love master mixes and have a hard time finding one that I liked but this is a good mixture. My family is allergic to soy so we can’t buy a lot of store bought mixes and things, so I have to buy special shortning and everything!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  9. 9

    [...] done this with French toast as well, but pancakes are a lot easier to make, plus I use my master mix (homemade Bisquick) which I always have in the cabinet. Just add two cups of mix, 2 eggs and a cup of milk. These [...]

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    Catherine Gerwel says:

    what I am trying to make is custard pie my recipe calls for 2 cp of milk
    3/4 cup sugar,1/2 cup biscuit mix, 4 eggs,1/4 margarine,1 1/2 tsb vanilla
    combine all in Blender for 3 minutes pour in gresed 9inch pie pan . let stand 5 minutes if you like sprinkle coconut on top. we don’t like coconut so I never put it on. bake at 350 for 40 minutes. it is really good. so I guess I will try it from scratch will let you know how it turns out. if any of you do it let me how yours comes out.

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    Regina says:

    This also fits perfectly in a 1/2 Gallon Size Mason Jar for storage. To get more of a buttermilk flavor you can use 3/4 cup of dry Buttermilk and 1/2 cup dry powdered milk instead of 1 1/4 cup dry powdered milk.

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