I really hate biscuits made with shortening, and I hate Bisquick. I grew up on those over salted things and I thought I didn’t like biscuits at all until I learned to make my own. Biscuits aren’t hard to make, and they don’t take long, but sometimes the mess first thing in the morning is more that I can face.
This recipe for make your own biscuit mix should be stored in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container, for no more than a month. I will be surprised if it lasts that long.
Make Ahead Biscuit Mix
1c nonfat dry milk
1/3 c baking powder
3 tsp salt
1 1/4 c unsalted butter
1/4 c sugar
Stir dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Rub in butter with your fingers until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Makes 12 cups of mix, which will make about 5 dozen biscuits.
To make biscuits:
Combine 2 cups of mix, and 1/2 c water. Mix with fork until dough holds together. Turn out on to a lightly floured surface and knead lightly about 15-20 times. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness and cut with a biscuit cutter. Place on an ungreased backing sheet and bake at 425F for 12 minutes, or until golden. Makes 10-12 biscuits.