In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in the shortening until the mix resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Store in an airtight container up to 3 months. Makes 12 cups.
Pancakes: 2 cups baking mix + 1 egg + 1 T sugar + 1 ½ cups milk. Mix well. Drop ¼ cup fulls of batter onto hot griddle. Flip when bubbly. Finish cooking on the other side. Remove from griddle. Makes about 12 pancakes. (Add in ½ cup frozen blueberries if you like!)
Waffles: 2 cups baking mix + 1 1/3 cups milk + 1 T sugar + 2 T vegetable oil + 1 egg. Mix well. Pour the batter into the center of the hot waffle iron (how much depends on your iron). Close the lid and cook until the steaming stops. Makes 4, 5 inch waffles (Make a double batch a freeze the leftovers for an even quicker breakfast!)
Biscuits: 2 ¼ cups baking mix + ¾ cup milk. Mix well, then knead briefly on floured surface. Cut out biscuits. Place on baking sheet and bake in a 450 degree oven until golden brown, 10-15 minutes. Makes 12 biscuits. (Add ½ cup shredded cheddar and 2T green onions for yummy cheese biscuits!)