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For biscuits, pancakes, waffles, muffins, gingerbread, cookies, cakes and lots of other good things.
Master Baking Mix
9 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/3 cup baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
4 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 1/2 cups nonfat dry milk solids
2 cups shortening (which does not
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cream of tartar and sugar three times. Add dry milk. Mix well. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or two knives until mixture looks like cornmeal. Store in covered container at room temperature.
NOTE: To measure the Master Baking Mix, pile it lightly into cup and level off with a table knife.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Combine 1 1/2 cups Master Baking Mix and 1/3 cup milk in a bowl. Add milk all at once, stirring 25 strokes. Knead lightly on floured board. Roll 1/2-inch thick; cut and place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes.
Options: Add grated cheese, chopped herbs. Increase milk to 1/2 cup for drop biscuits. Use as a topping on casseroles, cobblers or meat and vegetable pies.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Beat together in a bowl 1 egg, 1 cup milk and 2 tablespoons sugar. Add 3 cups Master Baking Mix. Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon into greased muffin pans and bake 20 minutes.
Options: Add drained fruit, chopped nuts or chopped dried fruit. Replace 1/3 cup of Master Baking Mix called for with quick-cooking oatmeal or All-Bran