Homemade Baking Mix


  • 4 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup instant nonfat dry milk or buttermilk powder if you prefer
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons shortening


  • Combine everything but the shortening and mix well with a wire whisk. Use a pastry blender or a heavy duty mixer to cut in the shortening until it is mixed in thoroughly.
  • Store in airtight container. Use like any store bought baking mix to make pancakes, muffins, waffles, and biscuits.
  • Use within 10-12 weeks.