Dry Mix Recipes: Bulk Low Fat Baking Mix

 Baking Mix

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I believe I found this one on http://www.ChefMom.com. I prefer this to the other baking mix recipes I’ve found online, because it uses half the fat with no noticeable taste and quality difference. Use this recipe with any of the baking mix or “Bisquick” recipes I’ve listed or linked to here on our family blog. It costs pennies to make, is a huge time saver, and provides tons of flexibility with the ways you can use it.

8 cups flour, 2/3 cup dry milk, 1/3 cup baking powder, 2 tsp salt, 1 cup shortening. Mix dry ingredients and cut in shortening. Store in an airtight container. (If you double this recipe, you’ll need a five pound sack of flour.)

I use this most often for dinner and breakfast pies, drop biscuits and dumplings. David uses it to make up waffle and pancake batter, as when we do a big breakfast on the weekends, he’s usually in charge. It’s also great to make a quick coffee cake for unexpected company. No matter how you use it, it’s a serious help to the household budget.