make your own baking mixes...save time and money

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  1. smidgen21

    smidgen21 Wanna be Tink

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    today I made pancakes for breakfast. while i had everything out I made 5 more batches of the dry ingredients and put each mix in a quart sized ziploc bag.

    i've done the same with my waffle recipe, bread machine recipe and my biscuit recipe. it's so much easier than dragging out the flour, baking soda, etc and all the measuring cups/spoons.

    i know most of my recipes by heart but you could write the directions on the bag with a sharpie (add 2 cups milk, 2 eggs and 1/4 cup oil)

    saves time and money (cheaper than bisquick) and it tastes soooo much better IMHO. :yay:
     
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  3. disneyhand

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    Great idea!
     
  4. perriwinkleblue

    perriwinkleblue Mouseketeer

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    Great idea. I've thought about doing this. Lately, I've been trying to stay away from the mixes I used to use (because of all the icky ingredients) - but I miss the convenience. Making up the dry ingredients ahead of time would be a real time saver. :goodvibes

    Thanks for the reminder. I'm thinking of making banana/oatmeal bread tomorrow. I make it all the time, so I think I'll "bag" a few.
     
  5. npmommie

    npmommie <font color=red>Channels George Michael in her car

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    that is a great idea, i try to always do it from scratch too, this would be so convenient to have it made ahead of time:thumbsup2
    I am going to do this!
     
  6. buzz5985

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    That is a great idea!! I received a breadmaker for Christmas - but have been using it since Thanksgiving. LOL I have used it at least 3 times a week. Premeasuring certain recipes would be great.

    On a side note - using the bread machine I have knocked off about $10/week off the grocery bill. Plus there is no preservatives in the bread. I am loving it. Should pay off the cost of the machine in about 20 weeks of use.
     
  7. java

    java <font color=darkorchid>I am embracing the Turkey B

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    Do you have any favorite website for bread recipes? I am breaking out the machine from the basement and am going to start making bread again. But I am a bit rusty. - I would love to be able to make just a basic white/wheat bread for the kids.
     
  8. Mom23Disneybelievers

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    This is a really great idea! Much healthier...and still convenient!
     
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  10. hopesmommy

    hopesmommy Breast Cancer 3 Day Walker

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    So what are your recipes for pancakes, waffles, and biscuits? I don't have a good one.
     
  11. newtodis

    newtodis Disney Lover!

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    I'd be interested in the recepies as well!
     
  12. BuzznBelle'smom

    BuzznBelle'smom <font color=red>There are tomato-ey paw prints all

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    First off, for recipes, I'd try a basic cookbook, like Betty Crocker, BH&G, etc. I also have a book called "Cheaper and Better" that has recipes for homemade "Bisquick", brownie mix, etc. I don't know if it's still in print, though.

    I also want to offer one caveat: such mixes can have a shelf life. For example, baking powder loses its ability to make things rise after a while. So, only make mixes that you'll use in the next couple months.

    Taht said, I still think it's a great idea--you can modify the ingrdients to your taste, no preservatives, and cheaper.
     
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  14. pixiewings71

    pixiewings71 <marquee><font color=deeppink>Sweet!!! Totally!!!!

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    I would like you recipes as well please. I think this is a GREAT idea!
     

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