There are several variations of this recipe on the web, but this is the one I have been using for years.
Homemade Biscuit Mix
6 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons of baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup vegetable shortening
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
Cut in shortening with a pastry blender, or do what I do: scoop it out of the measuring cup a teaspoon at a time, then work it with your hands until it has a mealy fine-crumb texture. It will resemble the mix you’re used to buying.
Store the mixture in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 4 months. Use it just like commercial Bisquick.
Here is my family’s favorite recipe:
Garlic Cheddar Biscuits
(My sons swears these are better than the ones at seafood restaurants!)
2 cups home made biscuit mix
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup shredded cheese
2 tablespoons butter or margerine
minced garlic or garlic salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Stir biscuit mix and shredded cheese together. Add the milk and stir until a soft dough forms. Drop dough by spoonfuls (6 or 9 biscuits works for us) onto an ungreased, non-stick cookie sheet.
Bake 10 to 15 minutes (your oven may vary) until golden brown. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small dish and add the garlic.
When biscuits are done, brush the tops with the garlic butter. Enjoy!