As by now you all know, I do not like to rely on boxed items for any reason to feed my family. Nearly every thing that is mass produced can be made from scratch easier and less expensive at home. One of the more common items in the kitchen is a box of “Bisquick” or biscuit mix.
As many of you know this is an awesome concoction which can be used for anything from biscuits or dumplings to pancakes or waffles…. yea, you get the idea. For me we love dumplings. My husband and I have this ongoing discussion on what a “dumpling” is. For me there are 2 kinds flat dumplings and drop dumplings. To him there are only one drop dumplings (the other are short noodles). Drop dumplings are the fluffy dumplings primarily made from Bisquick type mixes.
Now, here is how you can leave that yellow (or white) box at the grocery store and always have this mix on hand!
- 2 Cups flour (sifted)
- 4 teaspoons of Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 4 tablespoons of butter (or shortening)
- 3/4 cup milk
- In a large bowl sift your flour and your baking powder together.
- Add in your salt
- Add in your butter (or shortening) softened
- Add in your milk
- Knead together until nice and firm
- If too sticky add in a tad of flour
- Now roll into balls and drop it into your boiling soup
- Turn the heat of your soup down
- Cook for 15 to 20 minutes on low
- Finally enjoy!
Sometimes I will keep this on hand for quick grabs. To do this find an air-tight bag, container of your choosing. Sift in all of your dry ingredients together and label your container ‘Baking mix’. Then make sure you make note of the wet ingredients to add later.
Until next time,
Mrs. Kay L. Rice