Multi-Purpose Baking Mix
This wonderful make-ahead baking mix can be used for all kinds of yummy things, such as Herbed Cheese Buttermilk Biscuits, Blueberry Scones, Shortcake Biscuits, and Fruit Cobbler. You can make up to twelve times this recipe, but store each batch in a separate bag in the fridge (for up to a week) or in the freezer (for up to six months). Frozen mix should sit at room temperature until the butter is pliable, about 5 minutes.
13-1/2 oz. (3 cups) all-purpose flour
1 Tbs. sugar
1 Tbs. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
6 oz. (12 Tbs.) cold unsalted butter, cut in small pieces
In a large bowl, stir the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut or massage the butter into the flour with a fork, a pastry cutter, or your fingers until the mixture looks like cornmeal and the biggest pieces of butter are the size of large peas. (You can also do this in a food processor; just be sure not to overmix.) Proceed with Herbed Cheese Buttermilk Biscuits, Blueberry Scones, Shortcake Biscuits, or Fruit Cobbler, or refrigerate or freeze the mixture until ready to use.
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