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Ever go to make a recipe and it calls for Bisquick and you realize that you’re out? Ugh! 🙁 Well, this recipe is a fundamental staple in any homesteaders pantry and can be made in bulk and have it on hand whenever you need it!

It is so easy to do using a food processor I use this one and love it!

If you don’t have or would rather not use a food processor, you’ll need 2 large bowls and a pastry cutter. You’ll also need a whisk, measuring cups and spoons.

This recipe makes 11-12 cups and can be halved or increased.

You will need:

  • 8 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 cups vegetable shortening (Butter Crisco sticks work well, too)

In your large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients. Do this slowly or you’ll end up looking like “Casper the friendly ghost!” 🙂

Next, take 1/2 the mixture and add it to your food processor with 1 cup of shortening. Pulse together until mixture resembles coarse meal. Pour this into a large bowl and repeat with the other 1/2. Add both together after you’re thru and put in an airtight container.

If doing this by hand you can slowly cut in your shortening with the pastry cutter until it looks like coarse meal.

Store at room temperature for about 3 months. For longer storage, you can freeze it.

Use this mix in any recipe that calls for Bisquick!