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Scone and Biscuit Mix Recipe

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.

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.

Go create something, instill passion in yourself, and inspire others! To find out more information about my farm visit www.gomezfamilyfarm.com or http://www.thetexaspioneerwoman.blogspot.com.


Photo courtesy of the author.

Published on Jan 31, 2019
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