Poly Flour

Poly Flour
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Poly Flour is a mixed Flour recipe I have used for many years. It was one of my tricks for various food items. From producing soft bread products, to unbelievable crunch in deep fried foods. You are going to want this Ingredient on standby in your kitchen. It’s Easy as 1-2-3 and truly is versatile.

This is my version of a Homemade Bisquick Flour. It’s easy too! Just combine and mix.

Bisquick Ingredients

Enriched Flour Bleached (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Vegetable Oil (palm, canola, high oleic soybean, and/or sunflower oil), Corn Starch, Dextrose, Leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate), Salt, Sugar, Monoglycerides.

In this blend the Cornstarch is left out, because the Poly Flour is also used in places where cornstarch is not desired, such as in dough, to an extent. For Biscuits, I found that adding in cornstarch results in better Biscuits and more inline with Tim Hortons Style Tea Biscuits. It’s a substitute way of making cake flour with All Purpose Flour by cutting it with cornstarch.

Cornstarch can be added afterward for recipes that would benefit from it.

Poly Flour Ingredients

The ingredients for Poly Flour is All Purpose Flour, Pure Lard, Baking Powder, Sugar and Kosher Salt.

Poly Flour
Poly Flour

How to Mix Poly Flour

Combine all the ingredients together and mix in a Dough Mixer or Food Processor until the lard is well incorporated into the flour. Optionally mix by hand with a Pastry Blender until all the Lard is mixed in well.

How to Store Poly Flour

Make up a batch of this and store it in an airtight container on the shelf or in a cool, dry place. It can stay here for quite a long time, a few months, 4–6 months. For long term storage. Refrigerate or place in the freezer for longer storage.

Poly Flour Recipes

There really are just so many recipes that use Poly Flour as an Ingredient. Below are a just few, it really is amazing on just how often this can be used as an ingredient.

Oven Fresh Biscuits


Used as is for Biscuits with added liquids, or used in the Tim Hortons Style Biscuits.

Oven Baked Pita Bread

Pita Bread

Used to created wonderful Soft & Chewy Pita Breads.

Deep Dish Crust Closeup

Deep Dish Pizza

Used to create Soft & Tender Deep Dish Pizza Dough with small pockets of air.

Cooked Thin Crust Pizza

Thin Crust Pizza

Used to create Thin Crust Pizza.

Baked Mini Pizza

Mini Pizzas

Used in the Dough to create Mini Pizzas.

Deep Fry Batter

Deep Fry Batter

Just unreal for Deep Frying. It creates a superior crunch. It uses Poly Flour with Cornstarch.

Deep Fried Fish

Fish & Chips

Perfectly Battered, Crispy Deep Fried Fish. It’s just too good. Additional Seasonings can be added.

JFC Fried Fish

JFC Fried Fish

Used in the Deep Fry Batter to batter the Fish.

Deep Fried Chicken Balls

Chicken Balls

The best Crunchy Deep Fried Chicken Balls for Sweet & Sour Sauce or other Sauces like Pineapple Chicken Balls.

JFC Popeyes Chicken

Popeyes Chicken

Used in the Marinade for Popeyes Style Chicken.

Onion Rings Deep Fry Batter & Panko

Onion Rings

Onion Rings or Nuggets battered Classic Style or with Bread Crumbs or Panko Flakes.

Classic Pancake


Breakfast Pancakes with different ways to make them.

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Poly Flour

Use ready mixed Poly Flour to create numerous dishes. Mix it up and store in a container in a cool, dry place. Easy as 1-2-3! Used in recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, & Supper.
Prep Time5 minutes
Servings: 1 portion


  • 1 Dough Mixer or Food Processor
  • 1 Storage Container


  • 3 C Flour
  • 1/2 C Lard
  • 2 Tbl Baking Powder & Sugar - each
  • 1 Tbl Kosher Salt


  • Combine all Ingredients together and mix in a Dough Mixer with a Paddle for 5 minutes or in a Food Processor for 1–2 minutes or until well combined.
  • Store in airtight container on a shelf or cupboards in a cool, dry place.


If processing in the food processor, make sure you stop it once in a while to mix the flour up, ensuring all flour gets mixed.
Course: Ingredient
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keywords: Biscuit Flour, Flour Mix, Homemade Bisquick, Homemade Bisquick Mix, Poly Flour
Author: JAH
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