Friday, September 24, 2010

The Bakers Secret > Universal Baking mix

Baking mixes such as name brand " Bisquick, " "Jiffy" have been available for years on the shelves in grocery stores across the country. While they work alright and speed things up when your pressed for time, there are some folks making a pile of cash providing these for your convenience. With the prices steadily climbing in the grocery stores and the state of the economy being what it is, we are all looking for ways to make our dollars go farther and still provide good meals. You can make 5Lb. of baking mix that works as good as the pre-packaged stuff for less and do it in about 20 min for a fraction of the cost. It can be used to create all manner of  delicious baked goods.
I keep this on hand as a staple in my pantry as a time saver for those times when I need to bang out something fast. It is very easy and only minimal tools are required. Lets make some.

Time: 20 min                          Shelf Life: 6 months                       Makes: 5 lb

 5 lb All Purpose flour
2 1/2 cups Powdered milk
3/4 cup Baking powder
3 tbl Salt
2 tbl Cream of Tarter
1/2 cup Sugar
2 lb Shortening

Tools: 2 large bowls, Measuring cup & spoons, Strainer, Larger storage container.


Place 5 lb A/P flour into a Large bowl mix the rest of the ingredients together and add to the  flour.

Sift all together add in the shortening and rub through the flour until you can squeeze it together  and it forms a clump(like damp sand).

 Transfer to a large air tight storage container and store on pantry shelf up to 6 months. This can be used exactly like the commercial mixes. Be looking for some easy recipes in the near future using this mix.

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