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Bisquick Baking Mix substitue
Mon 25-Feb-13
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eileen54
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If you are like me and use quite a few american recipes, you will find a  lot of the time they call for Bisquick, you can buy this in the supermarkets but it is quite expensive. I have just discovered how to make this substitute

8 cups of flour

1/3 cup of baking powder

2 teasp of salt

8 teasp of sugar (optional ) I willprobably leave this out as I do a lot of savoury

1 cup of shortening

mix dry ingredients in a large bowl and cut in shortening with a pastry cutter.

Store in an airtight container.  Makes 10 cups

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Sat 24-Aug-13
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How long will this keep? Eileen.

Sat 24-Aug-13
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Do you know , I honestly don't know. I have usually used mine in a couple of weeks. I will have a trawl and try and find where I found the recipe

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Sat 24-Aug-13
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just had a look it says 1 month in a cool dry place, several months in the freezer and to keep in the fridge in a warm house or warm weather

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Sat 24-Aug-13
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I do get slightly annoyed when a recipe (usually american) says something along the lines of 'open a packet of something, add a few ingredients, pretend you've cooked something yourself'.

Do you know if the shortening can by anything or does it have to be something sold as shortening. Last time I followed a recipe which said that I used the baking marg and it seemed to come out ok.

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Sun 25-Aug-13
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I usually take it to mean Trex, which is what I bake  with, but must admit, Idon,t bake many American recipes. As am disabled, easy recipes and ones I know by heart, are what I go for.

Sun 25-Aug-13
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I always take shortening to be something like trex and I always use trex

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