Have you been wanting to learn how to make your own biscuit mix as much as I have? Don’t you just love the smell of biscuits coming out of the oven? You can make them for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I have this recipe that I found in my mother’s recipe box shown below, and so I wanted to share it today. My mother was very frugal when I was growing up and made most everything from scratch. Of course, back then they didn’t have all the processed and boxed convenience foods available at the grocery stores today. I like most everything from scratch and I love homemade biscuits!
I have really wanted a biscuit mix that I could make with the ingredients I have in my refrigerator or pantry. Here’s the deal, if we had an emergency we can all make biscuits to stretch the meals we make for the entire street to go further if we had to, right? Cuisinart CTG-00-DB Dough Blender
You can use two forks or a pastry blender to “cut in” the real butter! You can see me using my homemade buttermilk mix above! You can buy powdered buttermilk at your local supermarket and make the amount you need per the instructions on the box. I store my buttermilk box in the freezer and add water to make when needed. Another way to make buttermilk just use your regular milk and add vinegar or lemon juice. One cup milk with one tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar. That’s it!
I hope you like making these as much as I do! I think most flours would work for this recipe to make them gluten-free. I made this recipe so you can learn how to make just one batch or a BULK mixture for you to store in your pantry. With the bulk recipe, you will just add butter and buttermilk, depending on how big a batch you want to make. I love biscuits and gravy. My family loves biscuits with butter and jam. What’s your favorite way to eat biscuits? These are my favorite biscuit or cookie cutters: Wilton Comfort Grip Round Cookie Cutter
*Stephanie just made a comment that she likes her biscuits a little sweeter. She adds 2 tablespoons sugar to every 2 cups of dry mix. I just added that to my recipe! Thanks, Stephanie!
Homemade Biscuit Mix
- 2- 1/4 cups flour of choice I use white bread flour (or *BULK-4 times=9 cups of flour)
- 2 Teaspoons baking powder or *BULK-4 times=8 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon Real Salt or *BULK-4 times=4 teaspoons Real Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda or *BULK-4 times=2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 Tablespoons sugar-optional or *BULK-4 times=8 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup cold buttermilk or *BULK recipe instructions below
- 1/2 cup cold butter cut into pieces or *BULK recipe instructions below
Pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees F. Grease a cookie sheet and set aside. Place all of the ingredients into a large size bowl and cut in the butter with two forks or a pastry blender. Add more flour if needed. Mound the dough into a ball and roll out about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes desired. Place the biscuits onto the greased cookie sheet and bake for about 12-15 minutes. One batch makes 8 biscuits.
*BULK Instructions: Mix all the DRY ingredients in a large bowl. Store the dry ingredients in an airtight container in your pantry to keep fresh. When ready to make ONE batch of 8 biscuits: scoop out 2-1/4 cups dry mixture and cut in 1/2 cup cold butter (cut into pieces). Add one cup COLD buttermilk and mix and roll out as above. Follow baking instructions above.
Let me know if you make biscuits and what you like to put on yours, I would love to hear. May God bless you to be prepared for the unexpected.
My favorite tools to make biscuits: