Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Forget the Bisquick

Why would you buy something when you can make it cheaper with very little trouble? Here's a self rising crust that's great for cobblers. For meat pies, just omit the sugar!

1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 TB oil
Enough milk to make a thick but pourable batter.

Mix it all up and dump it in a baking dish, put the fruit in on top (two cans worth) and bake about an hour at around 400 degrees.


Heidi said...

Thank you for this easy little recipe.


Can't wait to try it out!

Pat said...

You're welcome! Let me know how it turns out for you.

Mary said...

Older cookbooks have recipes for biscuit mix--has everything except the liquid ingredients. It makes a large quantity and you store it in the fridge for quite a while. Usually there are recipes for using it. Makes great pancakes and muffins.


Pat said...

Bisquick doesn't make good biscuits, in my opinion, so I make them from scratch. Pancakes and muffins aren't hard to make, either. A homemade mix might hurry things up a bit, though and it's definitely cheaper than a commercial mix.

Dallan said...

I just found your blog on StumbleIt and I am so glad that I did. Your tips are truly useful and I appreciate the brevity of each one. Please keep posting!

Pat said...

Thank you, Dallan. I intend to keep on posting although life gets in the way at times and I don't get as much on here as I want to!

Anonymous said...

Sorry but where I live all-purpose flour is over $2.00, add baking powder $1.89, and then buy oil cheapest out here is $2.88 I'll stick with Bis quick which is $1.89! Definitely much cheaper for me! Let's face it NOT everything made from scratch is cheaper!

Pat said...

"Anonymous," how many packages worth of Bisquick can you make with 5 pounds of flour, a container of baking powder and oil? That adds up to 6.77 - about 3 and a half packages of Bisquick. Just curious... let us know if you do the math.