Recipe of the Week: Non-GMO Biscuit Mix

The following recipe comes to us from SurvivalBlog reader SaraSue.  It is for a homemade non-GMO biscuit mix powder. It is intended to replace commercially-made mixes such as Bisquick, that could include some genetically modified organism (GMO) grain. SaraSue notes:

“If you read the packaging on a box of Bisquick, it will state that there are genetically modified ingredients in it. I purchase non-GMO ingredients from Azure Standard.”

Yields: About 25 cups

  • One 5-pound bag of non-GMO all-purpose flour. (19 to 20 cups)3¾ cups buttermilk powder⅔ cup baking powder½ cup cane sugar (or organic sugar — this is optional, but adds a nice flavor)

    2 tablespoons kosher salt

    3 teaspoons baking soda

Powder Mixing Directions

In a very large mixing bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients until thoroughly combined.

Biscuit Baking Directions

This recipe makes a dozen biscuits:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 F.
  2. Pour 3 cups of biscuit mix into a large mixing bowl
  3. 3/4 cup cold butter (cut into the mix). This can be canned butter.
  4. 10T cold water (Note: Add 1T at a time, as the quantity can vary due to your climate)
  5. Mix, knead, and cut biscuit rounds. Or just do “drop biscuits”, which eliminates the kneading and cutting.  You just drop large spoonfuls of the dough on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 425 F for about 10-to-15 minutes, depending upon the size of biscuit rounds/dollops and the regulation of your oven.

A sturdy sealed plastic container of this dry mix will keep in a dry, cool cupboard for up to six months. Or you can freeze the mix for longer storage life.

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