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Biscuit Mix

Recipe Ingredients

Method

  1. Sift dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. With two knives, a pastry blender, or food processor, add the shortening in spoonsful and cut it in until the mixture is the texture of coarse cornmeal. If you are using a food processor, pulse it and watch closely.
  3. Keep mix stored in a tightly closed container.
  4. It will keep on the shelf for 1 to 6 months in dry weather.
  5. In very hot and humid weather, keep the mix in the refrigerator.

Easy Dumplings

Beat mix and milk together to form a soft dough. Drop the dough by spoonsful onto the top of stew, soup or chili; the entree must be nearly ready to eat, very hot, and gently simmering. After dropping on the dumpling dough, simmer for 10 minutes, then cover and cook for 10 minutes more.

Herb Dumplings

Blend ingredients together to form a soft dough. Drop the dough by spoonsful onto the top of stew, soup or chili; the entree must be nearly ready to eat, very hot, and gently simmering. After dropping on the dumpling dough, simmer for 10 minutes, then cover and cook for 10 minutes more.

Veggie Dumplings

  1. 2 cups Biscuit Mix
  2. 2/3 cup milk
  3. 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  4. 2 tablespoons finely chopped scallion or bell pepper

Blend ingredients together to form a soft dough. Drop the dough by spoonsful onto the top of stew, soup or chili; the entree must be nearly ready to eat, very hot, and gently simmering. After dropping on the dumpling dough, simmer for 10 minutes, then cover and cook for 10 minutes more.

Everyday Shortcake

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix all ingredients, stirring until dough is soft. Knead gently on a floured surface for about 30 seconds. Roll dough 1/2-inch thick and cut into squares or 3-inch rounds. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

To use, split shortcakes, spoon berries or jam between halves and over the top and finish off with sweetened whipped cream.

Streusel Coffee Cake

Cake

Topping

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine ingredients for the coffee cake and beat well for 3 minutes with an electric beater, food processor or wire whisk. Pour into a well-greased 9-inch square cake pan. Combine the ingredients for the topping and crumble them on top of the cake batter. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Pizza

Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Mix Biscuit Mix and water until soft dough forms. Roll or pat dough into a 12-inch circle or square on an ungreased cookie sheet. Pinch up edge of circle to form a 1/2-inch rim. Spoon tomato sauce over the dough, then the cheese and spices. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until crust is golden.

Rolled Biscuits

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine Biscuit Mix and milk and beat until smooth. If dough feels too sticky, add more mix (up to 1/4 cup). Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Roll dough into a ball to coat with flour, and knead gently about ten times. Roll dough out to 1/2-inch thickness and cut into circles or squares. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, brush tops with milk to brown, and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

Dropped Biscuits

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine Biscuit Mix and milk and beat until smooth. If dough feels too sticky, add more mix (up to 1/4 cup). Drop by spoonsful onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

Sugar Biscuits

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine Biscuit Mix and milk and beat until smooth. If dough feels too sticky, add more mix (up to 1/4 cup). Drop by spoonsful onto an ungreased cookie sheet, brush tops with melted butter, and then dust with Cinnamon Sugar. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

Seeded Biscuits

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine Biscuit Mix and milk and beat until smooth. If dough feels too sticky, add more mix (up to 1/4 cup). Drop by spoonsful onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Just before baking brush biscuit tops with milk and then dust with seeds.

Filled Biscuits

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine Biscuit Mix and milk and beat until smooth. If dough feels too sticky, add more mix (up to 1/4 cup). Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Roll dough into a ball to coat with flour, and knead gently about ten times. Roll dough out to 1/2-inch thickness and cut into circles or squares. Before baking, brush one biscuit circle or square with melted butter, add a teaspoon of desired filling, top with second biscuit circle, pinch sides, and brush with milk to seal. Continue until all the dough is used.

Crepes

Combine ingredients and beat until smooth in a blender, food processor, shaker container, or bowl. Mixture will be thin. Pour about 1/4 cup batter into a hot, greased skillet. Turn skillet until batter covers the bottom and cook over medium heat until golden brown. Loosen edge with a spatula, turn over, and cook the other side until golden brown.

You may freeze crepes, then thaw them, still wrapped, at room temperature for 1 hours before warming in a 350 degree F oven or unwrap and place in a microwave on medium for 1 or 2 minutes.

For entree crepes, fill with a spoonful of ground tuna, chicken, or turkey salad and top with white sauce. For dessert crepes, fill with spiced apples, sweetened strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries or cherries; top with sweetened whipped cream and dust with cinnamon.

Blintzes

Mix batter. Mixture will be thin. Pour about 1/4 cup batter into a hot, greased skillet. Turn skillet until batter covers the bottom and cook over medium heat until golden brown. Loosen edge with a spatula, turn over, and cook the other side until golden brown.

Filling for Blintzes:

Fill the crepes while still warm with sweetened Cream Cheese, top with sour cream, and dust with vanilla sugar.

Easy Pancakes

Combine ingredients in a blender, food processor, shaker container, or bowl and beat until smooth. Pour a small amount of batter into a hot, greased skillet and cook over medium heat until bubbles form on the top. Flip and cook until the pancake is golden brown.

For a thinner pancake, use 1 egg and 1 1/2 cups milk.

Fruit Pancakes

Combine ingredients in a blender, food processor, shaker container, or bowl and beat until smooth. Pour a small amount of batter into a hot, greased skillet and cook over medium heat until bubbles form on the top. Flip and cook until the pancake is golden brown.

Waffles

Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth. Pour into the center of a hot waffle iron and close the lid. Bake until steaming stops. You can wrap and freeze the waffles, also. When ready to use, just unwrap and pop the frozen waffles into the toaster, toaster oven, or microwave.


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