Making your your own biscuit mix takes just a few minutes and you may already have the ingredients on hand. The savings are significant. The recipe I use makes approximately the size of THREE boxes of Bisquick.image
Can be halved.
1 5-lb bag All-Purpose Flour
2/3 cups baking powder
4 tablespoons salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 cups vegetable shortening (Crisco, etc)
Put all dry ingredients in a very large bowl (I use a 32-cup bowl) and sift together evenly.
Add the Crisco. You can use the bakers method to cut the shortening into the flour mix until it’s evenly distributed, but I use a hand mixer and keep the lid covering most of it. If yours doesn’t have a lid, use foil. This will keep it from going all over the kitchen.
Total cost for about 20 cups is about $2.50. Look what a box of Bisquick costs for approx 7 cups. It would cost $13.44 to buy the same amount.
I store mine in a Tupperware Modular Mates Super Oval 5, which holds it perfectly and is an airtight, unbreakable container. You can store it in whatever you like, such as Mason jars, which are airtight. An airtight seal will keep the mix fresh for at least a year. The recipe can be halved.
You can purchase Modular Mates here: http://rhondabryant.my.tupperware.com and proceeds are donated to my local elementary.