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All Purpose Mix &

This recipe is for an All Purpose
baking mix which can be used for a variety of different items, similar to the ‘Bisquick’
brand baking mix sold in stores.  By making your own mix, you can not only save
money, but also have control over the amount of fat, sugar and salt used in your mix, as
well as the type of flour you use.  Have fun with this one!  Be creative!

Purpose Mix


10 cups all-purpose flour

1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1-1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1-3/4 cups powdered milk
3 teaspoons cream of tartar
2-1/2 cups vegetable shortening

In a large bowl, sift together all
dry ingredients. Blend well.   With butter knives or a pastry blender, cut in
the shortening until evenly distributed. Mixture will be rough in texture. Put into an
airtight container or large zip baggies. Label. Store in a cool, dry place.

Use within 10 – 12 weeks if storing
unrefrigerated, or within 3-6 months when storing in refrigerator. Makes about 14 cups of
ALL PURPOSE MIX.  (Exception:  When using powdered shortening, mix may be stored
for up to one year, unrefrigerated.)

Variation: Use 5 cups all-purpose
flour and 5 cups whole- wheat flour instead of 10 cups all-purpose flour. Increase baking
powder to 4 tablespoons.

Note: If you are using ALL PURPOSE
MIX at high altitudes, add ½ cup  flour when making mix.


You can use ALL PURPOSE MIX with any recipe you may
already have for ‘Bisquick’, as well as in the following recipe and many more!






(For a main dish or dessert, depending on filling.)

Vegetable Oil for frying
1 cup milk or water

Preheat 1 inch of oil to 350
degrees F in an electric frying pan.  Combine ALL PURPOSE MIX and milk or water in a
medium bowl. Stir to blend. Knead on a lightly floured surface until dough is smooth. Roll
dough as for pie crust. Cut into circles with a large drinking glass (about 4 inches in
diameter). Place 1 to 2 Tablespoons of filling in center of each circle. Fold dough over
and press the edges firmly together with floured fingers. Fry in hot oil about 2 minutes
on each side, until golden brown. Makes 20 – 24 turnover pies.




*Applesauce: Fill with thick,
flavored applesauce.

*Fresh Fruit: Fill with fresh, cut-up, sweetened fruit such as strawberries, peaches,
apricots or raspberries.

*Canned Pie Fillings: Fill with any fruit pie filling such as cherry, blueberry and lemon.

*Dried Fruit: Fill with cooked dried apricots, peaches or apples with 3 tablespoons sugar
and 2 teaspoons cornstarch, cooked together until thickened, then cooled.

*Pineapple: Fill with mixture of 2/3 cup drained crushed pineapple, 4 teaspoons sugar and
2 teaspoons cornstarch, cooked together until thickened, then cooled.

*Mincemeat: Fill with mixture of equal parts mincemeat and thick applesauce.

(After dessert pies are cooled, drizzle them with a simple glaze (frosting) for a special
treat, or serve them with ice cream while they are hot!)

Dish Fillings


*Chili: Fill with thick homemade or canned chili

*Chicken or Tuna: Fill with mixture of 1 cup minced, cooked chicken or tuna, 1 Tablespoon
chopped pimento or parsley and 1/4 cup chicken gravy or cream of chicken soup.

(I like to fill them with a mixture of browned lean ground beef, chopped onions, sliced
black olives and seasonings to taste. Then I serve them with the following sauce and
shredded cheddar, Co-Jack or Monterey Jack cheese.






1 can Tomato soup
½ cup Margarine
½ cup Flour
1 Tbsp. Chili Powder
2 cans Water

Melt margarine in small saucepan over medium heat. Thicken with flour. Add soup, water and
Chili Powder and cook over med-high heat until thick. Serve over Filled Pies, Frozen
Burritos or anything you like!)


Would you like more
recipes to use with this mix?  We have a collection including the above recipes as
well as:


All Purpose Mix #2, Homestyle Pancakes, Wonderful
Waffles, Cinnamon Rolls, Pizza, Meat Pinwheels, Pot Pie, Rolled Biscuits, Coffee Cake,
Indian Fry Bread, Banana Bread, Breadsticks, Sugar Cookies, Carmel Pudding Cake,
Pineapple-Upside-down Cake, Cream Puffs and Apple-Walnut Cobbler!

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