Master Baking Mix

Recipes 1 2 3
Servings 96 192 288
Makes 20-25 C. 40-50 C. 60-75 C.
Ingredients
whole wheat pastry flour, all purpose flour or a mix 20 C. (5 lbs.) 40 C. (10 lbs.) 60 C. (15 lbs.)
Baking powder 3/4 C. 1-1/2 C. 2-1/4 C.
Salt 3 T. 1/4 C. + 2 T. 1/2 C. + 1 T.
Cream of tartar 1 T. 2 T. 3 T.
Sugar 1/2 C. 1 C. 1-1/2 C.
Dry milk powder (optional) 4 C. 8 C. 12 C.

Optional: Add up to 2 C. wheat germ to each recipe. The dry milk powder is optional; it adds protein to the product. You can replace a cup or two of the flour with soy flour for even higher protein counts.
Note: Nutritional analysis was done without the dry milk powder or the wheat germ.

Assembly Directions:
Sift all the ingredients together at least three times, or stir with a large spoon VERY well. Store in a covered container at room temperature. Label. If it contains whole-wheat flour or wheat germ and it will not be used within a month or two, store it in the refrigerator.

Muffins:
Preheat oven to 425°. In a bowl, stir together:
1 C. milk or buttermilk 1 egg
2 T. sugar 3 T. oil
3 T. applesauce
Add 2-1/2 C. Master Baking Mix. Stir just until moistened. Spoon into greased muffin tins or paper liners and bake for 20 minutes. Makes 1 dozen. One cup of dried fruit bits, fresh or frozen blueberries, or nuts may be added to the dry ingredients before adding the liquids. If you prefer, use a total of 6 T. oil and omit the applesauce.

Quick Bread:
Combine ingredients as for muffins. Pour into a greased 5×8 loaf pan and bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes. Great toasted, too! Option:Mash 2 bananas and use only 3/4 C. of milk to make banana bread.

Biscuits:
Preheat oven to 450°. In a bowl, cut 1/4 C. shortening into 1-3/4 C. Master Baking Mix. Stir in 1/3 C. of milk all at once. Stir about 20 strokes and knead lightly on a floured board. Roll 1/2” thick and cut into shapes with a floured biscuit cutter. Bake on an ungreased baking sheet for 10 minutes.

Drop Biscuits: 

Mix as for regular biscuits but increase the milk to 3/4 C. Drop by heaping Tablespoons onto greased baking sheets. 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and 1/4 t. garlic powder can be added.

Pancakes/Waffles:
2 C. mix added to 1 egg, 1 C. of milk, 1 T. oil, beaten together.

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