Friday, December 28, 2012

Make Bulk Mixes At Home

Lately I have been wanting to make some pre-made mixes that I would have on hand to make things a lot easier. I chose 5 of the most used dry recipes in our home and decided to make them in bulk and store them in canisters. This would make everything easier, faster, and would definitely encourage me to bake things rather than purchase them. 
I decided to make brownie mix, muffin mix, pancake and waffle mix, and tortilla mix.
Brownies are my go to dessert when I know company is coming over or am having a major chocolate craving. 
We always have some sort of muffin around the house, and making this mix will make my life that much easier. 
Pancakes and waffles are a staple breakfast and sometimes dinner item in our family. 
 Tortillas are definitely a staple item on our grocery list and making our own is saving us a lot of money. 

Just so you know ... 
The canisters I got at Dollarama for $2.50 each and the labels are from Staples and they are from the Martha Stewart line.

* I made half of this mix * 
- 8 cups of sugar 
- 6 cups of flour
- 2 cups of cocoa 
- 1 & 1/2 tablespoons of baking powder
- 1 tablespoon of salt 

~ Combine together and store in canister~ 
To Make Brownies: 
- 2 & 1/4 cup of mix 
- 2 eggs, beaten 
- 1/3 cup of melted butter 
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract 
~ Beat all ingredients and pour into greased 8x8 pan. Bake 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees ~

* I made 1/4 of this mix *
- 12 cups of flour 
- 4 tablespoons of baking powder 
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda 
- 2 teaspoons of salt 
- 4 & 1/4 cup of sugar 

~ Combine Together and Store In Canister~
 To Make Muffins: 
- 2 & 3/4 cups of mix 
- 2 eggs 
- 1 cup of milk 
- 1/4 cup of oil
- any fruit (blue berries, bananas, etc) 
~ Combine all ingredients and bake for 17-20 minutes at 400 degrees ~ 

* I made 1/2 of this mix * 
- 8 cups of flour 
- 2 cups of dry milk (found in the bulk store)
- 1/2 cup of sugar 
- 3 tablespoons of baking powder 
- 1 & 1/2 tablespoons of baking soda 
- 2 teaspoons of salt

~ Combine Together and Store In Canister ~
To Make: 
- 2 cups of mix 
- 1 & 3/4 cup of water or milk 
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 2 & 3/4 cup of mix 
- 2 cups of water 
- 3 eggs 
- 1/4 cup of vegetable oil 

* I made 1/2 this mix * 
- 16 cups of flour 
- 2 tablespoons of baking powder 
- 2 tablespoons of salt 
- 1/2 cup of vegetable shortening 

~ Combine dry ingredients then cut shortening into mix with a pastry cutter. Store in Canister ~ 
To Make: 
- 2 cups of mix 
- 1 cups of water 
~ Mix dough then divide into 15 little balls. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 15 minutes. Roll out as thin as you can get it. Fry on a dry hot griddle for about 2 minutes until little brown spot begin to appear. Store wraps in the fridge ~ 

1 comment:

  1. Just came across your site through Pinterest. Thank you so much for sharing! I love the idea of having these mixes on hand at all times. Specially is nice when you get a hankering to bake, or your kids do, and you know you have them in the pantry. It was not the case when I had to have boxes of the mixes before. ^_^ Thanks again! ^_^