Master Mix Besquick Recipe Base

Master Mix Besquick Recipe Base

For gifts in a jar recipes, this master mix provides the basic base that you can use.

What you need

9 cups sifted all-purpose flour or 10 cups sifted soft wheat or cake flour
1/3 cup baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups shortening which does not require refrigeration


Stir baking powder, salt, cream of tartar and sugar into flour.

Mix in shortening till it resembles a crumbly mix. Store in covered containers at room temperature.

Quart size jar

This mix makes 13 cups of pre-made mix.

For gift in a jar recipes that use this pre-made mix check out our Gifts in a Jar Recipes


  1. Use this mix in place of Bisquick/ You can follow the receipes on the Bisquick box.

  2. This mastermix recipe is meant to be used in other recipes that calls for the “mastermix” it is not a stand alone recipe.

  3. This is what I’ve been looking for for a long time! I’ve been trying to find a good mix that I could pre-make and keep for awhile. I’ve used one that’s store-bought, but it didn’t give me the results I was looking for. Thanks for this recipe! (at first I didn’t see the ingredient list..but looked a second time and found the “materials” needed!)

  4. How much are you meant to use? What do you bake it at? Pretty vague recipe!

  5. This is great to keep on hand.Especially during the holidays,but even throughout the year for those last minute gifts.

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