Monday, April 7, 2008

Make-it-Yourself Monday: Baking Mixes

Baking mixes can save a lot of time, but may also add more to your grocery bill than you wish. Here are a couple of recipes to save you both time and money in your meal preparations. Both recipes were originally from Hillbilly Housewife.

Basic Baking Mix

9 C. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 T. salt
1/4 C. baking powder
2 C. vegetable shortening

Thoroughly mix flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix shortening into dry ingredients until mixture resembles cornmeal. Store in an airtight container.

More detailed instructions are available with the original recipe.

Light Wheat Baking Mix

5 C. unbleached white flour
4 C. whole wheat flour
1/4 C. baking powder
1 1/2 T. salt
2 C. vegetable shortening

Thoroughly mix flours, salt, and baking powder. Mix shortening into dry ingredients until mixture resembles cornmeal. Store in an airtight container.

More detailed instructions are available with the original recipe.

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1 comments:

A&B's Mama said...

Thanks for saving the day! After making chicken pot pie with a bisquick crust for dinner last night, I decided I wanted to make strawberry shortcakes. But there wasn't enough Bisquick left. Remembered having read this post so I mixed up my own. The shortcakes were wonderful!