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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  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. 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!!

  3. 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.

  4. 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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