Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Homemade Quick Mix

Tonight I made one of our favourite
left-over turkey dinners!

I didn't have any puff pastry patty shells on hand
so I made some Homemade "Quick Mix" Biscuits
to serve with the Turkey sauce.

I try to always have this quick mix on hand.
It's so simple and always delicious.
It is from a good ole' country blog called Chicken's in the Road
that I love to read.

Homemade Quick Mix

5 Cups all-purpose Flour (may substitute 1-2 Cups whole grain flour as part of the mix if desired)
¼ Cup sugar
¼ Cup Baking Powder
1 ¼ tsps. Cream of tartar
1 tsp. salt
Combine in a large bowl and whisk to blend the ingredients well.
Store as you would flour in an airtight container.
How to use:
Per 1 Cup Quick Mix – cut in ¼ Cup shortening or butter (not softened) and add 1/3 Cup milk or buttermilk.  I like to use milk with a squeeze of lemon in it. Stir lightly with a fork till the dough comes together.  Knead dough lightly on a floured surface, roll out to approx. ½ inch thick. Cut into desired shapes.  This makes 5 or 6 nice size Tea Biscuits. Bake at 450F for 10-12 minutes.  Or, use unrolled dough to drop into boiling soup for dumplings.

Use this quick mix to make the famous Cheddar Bay Biscuits too!!!

Till next time ........... trying to use up the Christmas leftovers!


  1. Now if you go a step further and add a titch more liquid to the dough, a tablespoon of sugar, and bake off in an iron skillet, they'll go up another notch! ;>

    I froze the leftovers. That's one good way of not having to think about them and it's another way not to have much at the ready to eat. Ha!

  2. Well that's a good idea. I, too, love having the quick mix items around for those emergencies. Now I'm craving turkey a la king!! Have a good day, Rosella.