Sunday, September 4

GF Biscuit (BISQUICK) Mix

This is a repost of a recipe first attempted in March of 2010. I did not like it at the time as the finished product tasted a little prefabricated due to the starch content.

Since then, I have
purchased GF Bisquick and this recipe tastes and bakes up remarkably similar. So, here I am reposting it for everyone's monetary benefit--so that we can afford to make all those recipes that I have been using G-F Bisquick in.

ie., Cornbread and
Apple Carmel Bars

3 tablespons baking powder
2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup dry buttermilk powder
3 Tablespoons Egg Replacer
1 cup shortning (I use butter)

Whisk together dry ingredients in a large bowl and then cut butter into dry ingredients with a pastry blender. Store in a 2 qt. container in the refrigerator for six months.

This turned out to be one of "those" recipes. Pretty, but not to my taste. I bet it would be a lot better with the diversification of grains in the new healthier featherlight mix.

Somebody needs a good biscuit mix recipe. So here we go!

I tried a recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks - Bette Hagman's GF Gourmet Cooks Comfort Foods. The front of the book shows a beautiful chicken pot pie. (sometimes they lie--no one can make GF look like that--except maybe GF Girl and the Chef).
Bette's biscuit mix says, "keep this handy mix in your refrigerator for biscuits or pie topping in minutes," so I tried it. I remember now that I've made it before... before I began using more wholegrain flours. This was all starches.

Her recipe for pot pie is to top the standard chicken casserole with biscuit dough dropped from a tablespoon, baked at 40-45 minutes. I attempted to roll it onto plastic or wax paper and then turn atop the pie pan.
Our family didn't like the flavor after all was said and done. I'm sure it's because their tastes have refined beyond starches.

1 comment:

Vegan Valerie said...

You know, I need to enter the world of gluten free vegans! I know there are gluten free vegans out there, but I don't associate with any that I can recall offhand. I'm going to experiment with GF. It's a good thing for me to learn more about. And I'm sure it would be good for my body to follow the GF guidelines as well!