If you want to make your own baking mix, here's a recipe:
9 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/3 cup baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
4 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 1/2 cups nonfat dry milk solids
2 cups shortening (which does not require refrigeration)
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cream of tartar and sugar
three times. Add dry milk. Mix well. Cut in shortening with pastry
blender or two knives until mixture looks like cornmeal. Store in
covered container at room temperature.
NOTE: To measure the baking mix, pile it lightly into cup and
level off with a table knife.
I like to use Bisquick for cobblers. This recipe is for cherry, but it's great with blackberries, which are coming in season here about now.
(Peaches or apricots may be used instead.) Mix 3/4 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons sugar in an 8-inch square baking dish. Add 2 cups pitted and drained cherries and 1 cup cherry juice. Place in a 350 degrees F oven for a few minutes until mixture starts to thicken.
Meanwhile, add 1 cup sugar to 1 1/4 cups Baking Mix. Add 1/2 cup water to make a thick batter. Beat until smooth and drop or spread on hot cherries. Bake at 425 degrees F until golden brown, or about 20 minutes.
Serve warm with cream. Serves 6.
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