Your Own Mixes
You can make your
own mixes. It’s great to have mixes on hand for those busy days
when you just don’t have time to cook. And we think there’s
something to be said for making your own mixes, a sense of satisfaction
In this article, we’ll tell you how to make your own bread mixes,
cornbread mix, pancake mix, and granola mix.
We think every pantry
should have a stock of mixes on hand and if you don’t want to
buy them, consider making them. Here are some tips:
mixes in a cool, dry place.
do not store well in light plastic bags. For best storage, use rigid
plastic containers, glass jars with screw on lids, heavy cellophane
bags, or Mylar bags.
• If the
mix has added shortening, either use the mix within two or three months
or store the mix in the refrigerator. If the mix has butter or margarine,
it must be refrigerated.
• If the
mix calls for nuts, store them separately and check them for freshness
• For yeasted
mixes, store the yeast separately. Individual packets are ideal. If
you plan on using bulk yeast, keep it refrigerated after opening for
the expiration date of baking powder and baking soda. Do not store
the mixes beyond the indicated expiration dates of the leavenings.
these homemade mixes:
Bread Mix Recipe
Cornbread Mix Recipe