Gift Recipes: Cornbread Mix in a Jar

 Cornbread muffins

Flickr Photo Credit: Carol 329

I recommend using a wide mouth, quart-sized canning jar for this recipe.

It’s much easier to ladle in the mix that way.

3 cups sifted flour, 3 cups yellow cornmeal, 1 1/2 cups instant nonfat powdered milk, 3 1/2 tbsp baking powder, 2 1/2 tsp salt, 3 tbsp sugar. Mix all of these items together and put in the clear glass jar. Add a decorative gift tag and a label with the following directions:

Combine 2 1/2 cups of the mix with 3/4 cup vegetable shortening, 3 lightly beaten eggs, 1 cup water. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Put dry ingredients in a bowl and cut in the shortening. Add eggs and water and mix well. Bake in an 8″ x 8″ x 2″ greased pan for 15-20 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

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