Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Homemade Bisquick Mix
6 cups of all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons of baking poweder
1 tablespoon of salt
1 cup of vegetable shortening (think Crisco). In Costa Rica, I buy Clover brand "Manteca Vegetal"
Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt 3 times into a large bowl.
Cut the shortening in with a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs, or sand.
Store the mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 months.
Use as a substitute in any recipe that calls for Bisquick.
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