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Grandma’s biscuit mix March 2, 2011

Filed under: Baking,Make Ahead,Quick and easy,Sides — blisteringlydrunk @ 3:42 pm
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I know this sounds like a really boring post, but once you have this, you can make a lot of really wonderful things in a very short period of time. My grandmother always has this on hand, and a couple of years ago she gave me the recipe. I didn’t really think I would use it, but after a couple of last minute breakfast guests, or deciding too late I needed a bread to serve with a soup/stew/chili, I had used up the container she gave me along with the recipe and decided that this stuff was worth having around.  I think you will too.

7 cups flour (any kind you like, but I would cut it with some all-purpose or your biscuits will be too heavy)

4 Tbsp baking powder

1 Tbsp salt

1 Tbsp sugar

Sift the above together in a large bowl, then cut in with a pastry cutter:

1 cup shortening

1/2 cup butter

I store mine in the fridge in a sealed container, but Grandma has always kept hers in a canister on the counter.

1 cup of the mix will make 3 good sized biscuits when mixed with 1/4 cup of milk or add an egg in there as well and you have scones, then bake at 425 for 12-15 minutes. I often add fresh herbs and grated cheese for a savory biscuit or some frozen berries and sugar for breakfast scones. The possibilities are only limited by your brain. Here is my family’s favourite combination.

Enjoy!

Ky

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