5 Ways To Use Master Biscuit Mix

Biscuits are a short bread leavened with baking powder or baking soda. Even though they are not as fluffy as yeast bread, they have many uses and are simple to make. In an earlier post we shared our version of the Master Mix for biscuits but you can make more than biscuits. By starting with the base master mix and adding other ingredients you can make food like fruit empanadas, tarts, waffles and pot pies…

You can be really creative with our master mixes. Before you start mixing, check the ingredients.

  • If your Master Mix (MM) has powdered milk, then use water as your liquid for the recipe.
  • If Made with whole wheat flour, it may not be as fluffy as with other MMs using all-purpose flour.
  • If the MM calls for oil and omitted lard, shortening, margarine or butter, you need to add 2 Tbs oil  per cup of MM when you use the mix. .

 Recipe #1  Fruit Empanadas. And 4 more to follow…

Blueberry Empanadas
Serves 6
Fruit empanadas are easy to make. Use our Master Biscuit Mix for starters.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 C master biscuit mix
  2. 2/3 C milk
  3. 2 Tbs flour (for dusting the table and rolling pin)
  4. 1 1/2 C blueberries (or other berries)
  5. optional: powdered sugar icing, ice cream, blueberry syrup
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. 1 Sprinkle 1/2 C milk over the maser mix in a bowl.
  3. 2. Mix with a fork, adding more milk as needed to get a firm dough but not sticky.
  4. 3. When well mixed, drop the mixture onto a floured cutting board.
  5. 4. Knead the dough with your hands until pliable.
  6. 5 Divide dough into 6 chunks and form each into a ball.
  7. 6. Roll out the dough (or pat with hands) into a thin circle - about 1/4" thick.
  8. 7. Place 3 Tbs fruit in the center of the dough, fold the dough over the fruit, and pinch the edges to close the empanada.
  9. 8 Place on an ungreased cookie sheet,
  10. 9 Place sheet in the oven and cook for 10-14 minutes.
Notes
  1. To make an icing, mix hot water with powdered sugar and drizzle it over the empanada.
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