Monday, May 22, 2006

Mama's Quick Biscuit Mix

8-1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 tablespoons baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 cups nonfat dry milk
2-1/4 cups vegetable shortening.

Combine all ingredients except the shortening. Stir them together, mixing well. Add shortening and blend well. Store in an airtight container in a cool place. Use the mix within four months.

To use, add about ¾ cup water to 2-1/3 cups biscuit mix. Cut or shape into biscuits and bake 10 to 12 minutes (or until lightly browned) at 425°.

Makes 13 cups of biscuit mix. My mother, Doris Hill, collected this recipe and handwrote it on a card for her files.

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)