Basic Quick Mix

Basic Quick Mix

4 cups flour
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons baking powder
3/4 cup shortening

Stir dry ingredients together until well mixed. Cut in shortening
until the mixture looks like cornmeal in texture. Store in an air
tight jar or can. Makes 5 cups of mix.

Try these recipes, or use this mix with your favorite recipes that
call for a basic quick mix.

Muffins
Makes 12 medium-sized muffins

Ingredients

2 cups basic quick mix
2/3 cup water
2 eggs, beaten

Directions

Grease 12 medium-sized cups in a muffin pan. Put all the ingredients
in a bowl. Stir just enough to make the dry ingredients wet. Fill
muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 425°F for 18-20 minutes.

For Apple Muffins: Add 1 cup grated raw apples, and increase baking
time another 4 or 5 minutes.


Pancakes
Makes about 6 medium-sized pancakes

Ingredients

1 cup basic quick mix
1/2 cup water
1 egg, beaten

Directions

Put all the ingredients in a bowl. Stir just enough to make the dry
ingredients wet. Pour a small amount of batter onto a hot greased
griddle or skillet. Cook slowly until the top is covered with
bubbles. Turn and cook until second side is well browned. Continue
with rest of batter.


Biscuits
Makes twelve 2-inch biscuits

Ingredients

2 cups basic quick mix
1/3 to 1/2 cup water

Directions

Add enough water to the mix to make a dough that is soft but not
sticky. Turn dough onto a lightly floured board or table top. Knead
(mix gently with hands) until the dough forms a lumpy ball. Roll or
pat to _ inch thickness. Cut with a biscuit cutter or cut into
squares with a knife. Place biscuits on a greased baking sheet. Bake
at 425°F for 12-15 minutes.

Save time by making drop biscuits instead of rolled biscuits. Use
more water in the recipe to have a softer dough. Drop the dough by
spoonful onto the greased baking sheet. Bake as above.