It looks like a good recipe but I need to know how much liquid to add to just make biscuits.
Feb 6, 2013
I don't like bisquick. I think it has a distinctive taste that I don't really like. I made your exact recipe tonight for a crust in a casserole, and it was GREAT. Simple and homemade taste. No more boxed mixes. Thank you!!
Apr 10, 2012
mumra COMMENT: I do not like to use shortening because of the trans fat issue. Could I substitute non-hydrogenated margarine or real butter for the shortening and how would that affect storage. thanks
Nov 12, 2011
This is exactly what I was looking for. Google search for "how to make biscuit mix from scratch" landed my 6yr old son and I here. We have a recipe calling for biscuit mix. We don't have Bisquick, so I suggested we search for a substitute. Thanks Lena for sharing.
Jun 22, 2011
QueenMum Member since: June 22, 2011 REVIEW:
I LOVE this recipe. No, it isn't a complete biscuit or pancake mixture, but it's great for either. Just look up a bisquick recipe and then you have fresh 'bisquick' that hasn't been sitting on shelf for years. It's easy to make, sits in a canister on my counter (longest so far has been four months), and even my kids can mix together a cup of mixture, 1/3 (or a bit more) cup of milk, and some grated cheese, and drop them onto a baking pan to make some very light and tasty cheese biscuits!
Apr 18, 2011
Guest Foodie REVIEW:
To the negative reviewers: of course this isn't what you consider to be a "complete recipe," it's called a MIX. I found a recipe to use a can of pumpkin pie mix that i have left in the cupboard that called for "all purpose baking mix, such as Bisquick" so I'm sizing this recipe to make enough of it to make THAT recipe. That's what this recipe is for. Not for biscuits.
Sep 9, 2009
grammyg53 Member since: September 9, 2009 COMMENT: I don't like to buy prepackaged mixes even one bit because of the preservatives they normally have in them. I have several recipes that list Bisquick as an ingredient and now I will make them using this mix. As far as the shelf-life, I would think that it could be kept in the refrigerator since there isn't anything perishable in it. Plus, you can adjust the ingredients to suit whatever you need for one recipe. This recipe is exactly what I have been seeking!
May 15, 2009
wardliness Member since: May 15, 2009 COMMENT: My first thought was: shelf-life. Does it need to stay in the refrigerator? Or is it okay in the cupboard in a sealed container? And for how long? I can look up instructions for making pancakes or biscuits or whatever, but I'm concerned about how long this will keep.
Mar 22, 2009
Blueberry COMMENT: I agree with previous posters. If make this mix instead of buying Bisquick, I'm not likely to have Bisquick recipes around. The recipe is incomplete.
CDKitchen Staff Reply: Many recipes online, in cookbooks, etc call for Bisquick or biscuit mix - this recipe is for anyone who wants to make it themselves and use it in those recipes. It is only a mix so the recipe serves its purpose. If you are looking for a recipe to make biscuits, we have several of those as well.
Mar 14, 2009
Merry COMMENT: I understand that this is a mix to use as you would Bisquick but I never buy Bisquick and the recipe should tell us how to turn it into biscuits!
Nov 26, 2008
Guest Foodie COMMENT: When I first read this, I thought, it doesn't tell you how much liquid to add to it, when your ready to make biscuits with it. I think that's what the previous poster was trying to say. It is incomplete.
CDKitchen Staff Reply: No it is complete. It is a mix. You use it in any recipe that calls for BAKING MIX such as Bisquick. It doesn't just make biscuits.
Nov 11, 2008
Casual Baker COMMENT: Okay... So this is more like HALF a recipe: it doesn't tell you WHAT to do with the mix once you put it together. I tried it, and realized that I had a mixer bowl full of a mixture that looked like "course corn meal" as the recipe states, but then what should I do with this mix? I experimented adding eggs, cream, etc. Something came out... I baked it, and ate it... but I don't think there is enough info to call this a recipe. Sorry Lena (she submitted the recipe). Add the next steps to bring this to completion and we might have a great recipe. Thanks, the Casual Baker
CDKitchen Staff Reply: It's a mix - to be used in place of products like Bisquik