Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Homemade mixes

I like to save money by making my own mixes. Taco mix, Ranch mix, Brown Gravy mix, ranch dressing, etc. I also make my own self-rising flour when I need it. It can save a lot of money.

Here's the link to where I get all of my mix recipes from:
http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/homemadeconveniencefoods.htm

And here's how I make my self-rising flour:
http://southernfood.about.com/cs/breads/ht/self_rise_flour.htm

1.Using a dry measure, measure the desired amount of flour into a separate container.
2.For each cup of all-purpose flour, add 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
3.Mix to combine.

Tips:
1.You can use self-rising flour in yeast bread recipes, but you'll need to omit the salt.
2.If you use self-rising flour as a substitute for all-purpose flour in a quick bread, omit salt and baking powder.

1 comment:

Candace said...

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