I love to give homemade gifts to my farm visitors. I have many farm guests who come to stay in my cabin for a day, weekend, or even a week. Many people come out to visit the countryside to take a break from the city and the hurried pace of life. I love getting to meet new people from all over the country as well as people who visit us from other countries. Currently, I supply my cabin guests with ingredients for making breakfast. I provide locally roasted coffee from my hometown, a dozen of farm fresh eggs from my own free-range hens, blueberry jam that I can from farm fresh blueberries, and a delicious homemade scone and biscuit mix to make hot and fresh from the oven.
Today, I want to share with you this delicious and easy-to-make scone and biscuit mix. You can keep this handy bread mix in your food pantry for convenience to use in your own kitchen. You can also give it as a gift to friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers.
Scone & Biscuit Mix Ingredients
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar
- 2 tablespoons of buttermilk powder
How to Prepare Ingredients to Store in a Glass Canning Jar
Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir ingredients well to blend. Spoon the dry ingredients into a one-quart canning jar. Attach a gift tag with baking directions.
Pour the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Blend in 3 tablespoons of softened butter until it is well distributed. Stir in 1 slightly beaten egg and 1/2 cup of water. Turn out onto a floured board. Pat out dough lightly with your hand to about 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out biscuits and bake in an oven for 15 minutes on a greased baking sheet at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. This recipe makes about 8 biscuits.
Frugal Biscuit Cutter
I have always used a frugal biscuit cutter in my own kitchen. My frugal biscuit cutter is a recycled tin can. I re-use an empty soup or vegetable can. I first remove the label and then wash the can in hot and soapy water. I also check to make sure there are no sharp edges where the can lid was removed. I then boil the can to remove the glue from the paper label. Once the glue is removed, I sterilize the can in boiling water. Now it is ready to cut out the perfect size for biscuits. I really like the way this frugal biscuit cutter fits in the palm of my hand. I can easily apply weight pressure to cut dough for biscuits.
I love eating these hot biscuits fresh from the oven with a dollop of freshly made jam or smothered in homemade fresh butter. I have also used this recipe to make scones stuffed with homemade labneh cheese and fresh fruit. I hope you enjoyed this scone & biscuit mix along with the frugal biscuit cutter idea.
Photo courtesy of the author.