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Make Your Own All-Purpose Baking Mix

Make Your Own All-Purpose Baking Mix

This baking mix is going to change your world!

My years of camping have taught me a lot, from starting an excellent campfire, to identifying edible plants in the wild, to camp cooking.

One thing I learned was an excellent recipe for an all-purpose baking mix that can be made ahead of time and later used as a base for many different recipes. Today, I don’t camp so much, but I still use this recipe at home because of its versatility.

Yield: 13 Cups

All Purpose Baking Mix

Biscuit Mix

Make this all-purpose baking mix ahead of time, store it in the freezer, and use it when you need it.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 8 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 3 Cups Nonfat Dry Milk
  • 5 Tbsp Sugar
  • 5 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 2 Cups Shortening


  1. Blend ingredients together well with two knives of any sort or a pastry blender until it's the consistency of cornmeal.
  2. Store in the freezer.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 174Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 6mgSodium 322mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 4g

Recipes Made With Our All-Purpose Baking Mix

Wild Onion Biscuits

Wild Onion Biscuits

Give these Wild Onion Biscuits a try! You won’t be disappointed.

Nothing beats warm flaky old fashioned biscuits straight from the oven. This fool-proof homemade biscuit recipe is easy to make and requires just a few ingredients.  One of them is our all-purpose baking mix.

Comfort food of comfort foods! Warm, flaky biscuits that pull apart in the middle for a little pat of butter are so yummy. That is why they are a staple of farm-style cooking and once you make them, this will be one of your favorite go-to recipes as well. No need to buy a mix or can ever again! Now you can make biscuits quick and like a pro, with this easy, recipe.  Warm, flaky, old fashioned biscuits are the best! These biscuits go with almost any meal and are easy to throw together in a hurry especially when using our all-purpose baking mix!

Yield: 8

Wild Onion Biscuits

Biscuit Mix

These delicious biscuits are so simple to make. You can substitute wild onion for scallions, chives, or other herbs you have on hand. I love them with wild onion.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes



  1. Mix together the all-purpose baking mix, chopped wild onion, and water.
  2. Pat out onto a floured surface to 1/2 inch thick.
  3. Cut out with biscuit cutter.
  4. Put on parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake in 400* pre-heated oven for 10 minutes.

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