Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This recipe appeared in the Kansas City Star food section some years ago. Try this and you'll never buy the boxed Bisquick mix again!


  1. Sift flour, baking powder and salt three times into a large bowl.
  2. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  3. Store mixture in airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 months.
  4. Use whenever your recipe calls for "Bisquick mix".
Most Helpful

5 5

I made this recipe when I wanted to make the Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit recipe which calls for Bisquick. The biscuits turned out great! I followed the recipe exactly, except I didn't sift the dry ingrediants. I used organic non-hydrogenated shotening. I will now stop avoiding recipes which call for Bisquick because now I can make my own Bisquick. Thanks for the great recipe!!!

5 5

Absolutely perfect! I didn't sift, but used my Cuisineart on pulse to mix, including the shortening. Also used Cream of Tartar & soda in equal parts for raising agent, as my husband HATES the metallic taste of baking powder. Very happy with how it acted and tasted in my "Baked Ground Beef Bake"! You'll like this too.

5 5

I am never wasting my money on store-bought Bisquick again! This recipe makes great pancakes.