Quick Mix is a handy thing to have in your refrigerator or freezer. Basically it is a combination of dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt) mixed with butter. It is easy to add few extra ingredients along with a liquid for tasty and quick biscuits, muffins and scones. The joy of Quick Mix is that it is a large recipe and makes enough that it can be used for multiple recipes. A little extra work at the beginning equals the convenience of several (at least 3 or 4) very nice, freshly made quick breads. They don't all have to taste the same since the same mix can be used for biscuits, muffins, and scones. I believe it could also be used to make quick bread loaves which is something I haven't done and need to investigate further. The recipe for Quick Mix follows the recipe for the biscuits.
Quick Mix Garlic Cheese Biscuits
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About 4 servings
About 4 servings
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Gently stir Quick Mix before using to ensure that the buttery bits are not all at the bottom.
In a medium sized mixing bowl place:
1 cup Quick Mix
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (scant)
2 teaspoons finely snipped chives (optional-I use when in season, not at this time)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/3-1/2 cup milk
Stir until moistened.
Using a teaspoon, spoon onto lightly greased baking sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.
Homemade Quick Mix
6 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup butter
Place 3 cups of flour in a bowl. Add baking powder and salt. Using a mixer or pastry blend, cut butter into flour mixture. Add remaining flour. Mix well. Store in a plastic container or bag in the refrigerator or freezer. Use within two months (refrigerator) to four months (freezer).
An alternative mixing method: Freeze butter. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Using a shredder, shred butter into the flour mixture. Stop occasionally and stir together so the butter doesn't clump.