Basic Oats Mix

Here’s an interesting take on homemade biscuit mix from the “Culinary Institute the Budget Cookbook” from 1975, a book I picked up at our local thrift shop. 
Tomorrow, I’ll give your some of the recipes to use this mix.  I used the old-fashioned oats, but you can also use quick-cooking oats. 
               
                              Basic Oats Mix
  6        Cups  Flour, All-purpose (about 1 pound 11 ounces)
  4        Tablespoons  Baking Powder
  4        Teaspoons  Salt
  1 1/3 Cups  Shortening (about 9.33 ounces)
  2        Cups  Oats -- quick or old fashioned, uncooked (about 6 ounces)
Sift flour, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl.  Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Stir in oats.
Store in a cool, dry place until ready to use.
Makes enough for 4 batches muffins, biscuits, dumplings or applesauce bread.
Cost:  $1.67 per full recipe or 17¢ per cup if you get 9 3/4 cups from the recipe.

Yield:  "9 3/4 Cups"

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