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Sustainable Kitchen | Frugal Living | Make your own baking, soup and dry cooking mixes

Updated on June 23, 2015
Homemade Mixes from Cottage Craft Works
Homemade Mixes from Cottage Craft Works

Master Mix- Baking Mix

Homemade Mixes Good Food . . . Faster

Prepare and store your favorite mixes, then when you need a quick solution to surprise company or feeding your hungry family, reach for your mix to make your favorites . . . faster.

This is the Master Mix-Baking Mix Recipe from our Homemade Mixes cookbook, a cookbook inspired by readers of The Keepers at Home Magazine

5-lbs. flour (whole wheat, oat, or all-purpose)

2-1/2 c. dry milk solids (powdered milk flakes)

3/4 Tbsp. salt

2 Tbsp. cream of tarter

1/2 c. sugar

4-2/3 c. (2 lbs.) vegetable shortening

Sift dry ingredients together. Cut in shortening until mix looks like cornmeal. Store in refrigerator if using whole wheat flour or oat flour. Room temperature storage is okay if using all-purpose white flour. Use the Master Mix in your favorite recipes that call for baking mix, or the Homemade Mixes cookbook below has many great recipes.

This is just one of the many easy recipes from the Homemade Mixes Cookbook:

Homemade Biscuits

3 c. Master Mix

3/4 c. water

Blend and knead for a few strokes. Pat out and Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Yield: 1 dozen.

Homemade Mixes Cookbook

This cookbook provides 74 pages of favorite recipes from Keepers at Home readers, who offer a wellspring of ideas and recipes for quick made from scratch meals and recipe directions to prepare bulk mixes for quick meals, such as quick baking mixes, pancake mixes, cookie mixes, cocoa mixes, cappuccino mixes, seasoning mixes, dry soup mixes, syrup, pudding and cookie jar gift mixes, just to name a few.

Store box mixes are loaded with sodium and preservatives that can’t even be pronounced, now you can save money and know exactly what you’re serving your family. Mix up a quick biscuit or pancake mix, make nice Christmas gifts, use your own taco seasoning or just be prepared when the electricity goes out with a variety of dry soup mixes.

74 pages 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 spiral bound

Table of Contents
• Biscuit Mixes
• Coffee Cake Mixes
• Corn Bread Mixes
• Cookie Mixes
• Gingerbread
• Muffins Mixes
• Pancakes or Waffle Mixes
• Shortcake
• Yellow or Chocolate Cake
• Pizza Crust
• Maple Syrup
• Pie Crust and Pie Dough Mixes
• Pudding Mixes
• Crunch Mix
• Soup Mixes
• Seasoning Mixes
• Drink Mixes
• Mixes for Gifts


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