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All-Purpose Convenience Mix

This mix is easy to put together. It will store for up to a month refrigerated, longer if frozen.


  • 9 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 cup baking powder
  • 2 cups nonfat dry milk


Combine flour, dry milk, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Stir together. Mix in oil until the mixture is smooth. Store in airtight container. Refrigerate and use within a month or put into containers suitable for freezing and freeze.


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Recipes Using This Mix


Here is a basic recipe for biscuits using the All-Purpose Convenience Mix followed by some interesting variations.


  • 3 cups All-Purpose Convenience
  • Mix 3/4 cup water


Add water to the Convenience Mix all at once. Blend lightly with a fork to form a soft dough and turn onto a floured board. Knead the dough slightly and then roll or pat the dough to not less than 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with biscuit cutter and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 9 biscuits.

Biscuit Variations

Combine ingredients as above and continue as follows:

Drop Biscuits

Use a little more liquid. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto a greased pan and bake at 450 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes.


Cinnamon Rolls

Roll biscuit mix to 1/4-inch thickness. Spread with margarine, brown sugar, cinnamon and raisins. Roll up like a jelly roll. Slice into sections and bake on a greased pan. Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes.

Meat Rollups

Leftover meat, tuna fish or chopped meat can be spread on the rolled out biscuit dough. This can rolled up like a jelly roll, sliced into sections and baked on a greased pan. Sections can be served plain or with a cheese sauce. Bake at 450 degrees F for 12 minutes.

Cheese Biscuits

Add 1/3 to 1/2 cup grated American or cheddar cheese to 3 cups mix. Prepare as biscuits above.

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September 5, 20040 found this helpful

This convenience mix sounds really good and it would be so handy and economical. Since my husband is lactose-intolerant, could I leave out the dry milk powder and when I used the mix, add the liquid lactose-free milk that he can tolerate, in place of the water called for the in recipe?



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September 5, 20040 found this helpful

Yes, you could try powdered soy milk or an equivalent instead of powdered milk. I bet it would work fine. Let us know how it goes.

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