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Better-Than-Bisquick

Better-Than-Bisquick

Yes, it's one of the all-time most versatile mixes: Pancakes, biscuits, you name it. My homemade version incorporates vegetable shortening. I know-you may look at the shortening and think "Ugh, Crisco." But to be able to store this baking mix the way you'd store Bisquick, it must contain a shelf-stable fat. And all-vegetable shortening isn't scary. You can buy it in sticks, and it contains no trans fats (Bisquick does).
Ingredients:

4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons baking powder
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 cup all-vegetable shortening

Instructions:

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
Using a pastry blender or food processor, cut in the shortening until the mixture consists of fine crumbs.
Store baking mix in an airtight container or Ziploc bag in a cool, dry place for up to one year.
For maximum freshness, keep it in the freezer and thaw before using.
Or use it right now in a Basic Cornbread recipe or Basic Biscuits recipe.
Just follow a Bisquick recipe.


Posted by Kit

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