Monday, May 29, 2017

Make you own Sweetened Condensed Milk!!



Make you own Sweetened Condensed Milk

If you need condensed milk for a recipe and don't have any on hand this is an excellent substitute. If you can also substitute butter for margarine.   I have made and used it many time. It work great! 


Friday, May 26, 2017

What is a master mix?

Save time & money with a master mix!!

Before commercialized store bought Duncan Hines cake & muffin mixes, there was the "master mix."  A master mix is a basic dry mix for everything.  All you needed to do was conveniently add wet ingredients.

The mix will make Biscuits,  Pancakes, Waffles, Muffins, Gingerbread, Cookies, & Cakes.

This basic dry mix was first introduced and made popular in 1950's high school economic courses.

These mixes were popular because they saved you time & money.   The mix was convenient for emergencies.  You never know when the homemaker needed to whip up a coffee cake for the unexpected Bridge game, woman's club meeting or unexpected drop in guest after bowling.

The following recipe uses shortening. Shortening  gives the mix an extended shelf life which does not require refrigeration.   I have made the mix with butter and it was successful.  You can store it in the fridge or freezer.

Enjoy and happy baking.

The following is a link to a 1952 pamphlet. http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/faculty_archives/cameron/homemade_mixes.pdf



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