Wednesday, September 10, 2014


I love making things from scratch instead of buying them from the store! Here is a series of hacks! These are staples in most households now. Avoid preservatives and artificial ingredients. Make them yourself and taste the difference!!! Mix these up and store them in 1-gallon mason jars!
All Purpose Quick Mix
5 lbs. Flour
4 c. Dry milk
2 T. Salt
1 T. Baking Soda
1/2 c. Baking Powder
5 c. Lard
Fills a 1 gallon glass jar.
3 c. Mix
3/4 c. Water
Bake 400, 10-12 min.
Add 2 T. sugar to above recipe.
Bake the same as Biscuits.
Coffee Cake
3 c. Mix
1/3 c. Sugar
1 Egg.
1 c. Water
1 t. Vanilla
1/2 c. Sour Cream
1 c. Flour
1/2 c. Butter
1 c. Brown Sugar
2 t. Cinnamon
Mix dry ingredients, cut in butter, layer: cake batter, filling, cake batter, filling
Bake 350, 8x8 pan, 30-40 min.
Cinnamon Roll Biscuits
4 1/2 c. Mix
1-1/3 c. Milk
2 T. Butter
1/4 c. Brown Sugar
2 T. Cinnamon
Mix, roll out into a rectangle, butter, sift on top butter sugar and cinnamon. Glaze when cooled.
1 -1/2 c. Powdered Sugar
2 or 3 T. Milk
Bake 400 10-15 min.
Pancake Mix
8 c. Flour
2 c. Dry Milk
1/2 c. Sugar
4 T. Baking Powder
1-1/2 T. Baking Soda
1 T. Kosher Salt
2 c. Mix
2 c. Buttermilk or Water
2 Eggs separated
4 T. melted Butter
Mix the egg white with the milk, and the yolks with the butter.
Add mix to yolk mixture, then add whites mixture.
Rest a few minutes.
Griddle at 350, Hold in oven at 200, covered with a towel.
2-1/2 c. Mix
2 c. Water
3 Eggs
1/4 c. Butter melted
Corn Bread Mix
7 c. Flour
5 c. Cornmeal
2 c. Sugar
3 c. Dry Milk
3/4 c. Baking Powder
Corn Bread or Muffins
1-1/4 c. Mix
1 Egg
1/2 c. Buttermilk
2 T. Butter melted
Bake 350, 8X8 pan 20 min, for higher bread double recipe and bake for 40 min.
Brownie Mix
4 c. Sugar
4 c. Brown Sugar
5 c. Cocoa Powder = 2 boxes
2 c. Flour
2 t. Salt
4 Eggs Beaten
3-1/2 c. Mix
2 t. Vanilla
8 oz. Butter melted
Bake 300, 8X8 Buttered/parchment lined pan, 45 min.
Tortilla Mix
16 c. Flour
2 T. Baking Powder
2 T. Salt
1/2 c. Lard
2 c. Mix
1 c. Water
Mix, divide into 15 little balls, cover and rest 10-15 minute.
Roll out as thin as you can, thinner the better. Fry on dry hot 350 griddle 2 min. each side.

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