MIXES - All-Purpose Quick Mix, make Biscuits, Coffee Cake, Shortcakes

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  1. Susan Lynne Schwenger

    Susan Lynne Schwenger The Final Synthesis - isbn 978-0-9939480-0-8 Staff Member

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    MIXES - making things from real ingredients,

    or, what cooks might call from scratch



    All-Purpose Quick Mix

    This is my everyday go to mix for biscuits, shortcake, coffee cake,
    scones and even a delicious self crusting quiche.
    You can use this mix in any recipe calling for biscuit mix.
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    All-Purpose Quick Mix

    5 lb. bag flour (20 Cups)
    4 C. nonfat dry milk powder or buttermilk powder
    3/4 C. baking powder
    2 Tbsp. salt
    1 Tbsp. cream of tartar
    5 C. vegetable shortening

    In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.
    With Pastry blender (or your hands) cut in shortening
    until mixture resembles cornmeal in texture.
    Store in airtight container.

    ~Use 1/2 whole wheat flour, if desired.
    ~Cut recipe in 1/2 for smaller households.

    Biscuits

    3 C. All-purpose quick mix
    3/4 C. milk or water

    Stir together until blended. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto baking sheet.
    Bake in 450 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

    ~Add 1/3 C. shredded cheese and chopped herbs to dough for a cheesy herb biscuit


    Shortcakes

    Follow above biscuit recipe adding 2 Tbsp. sugar to dough.
    Sprinkle tops of dough with sugar.
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    Biscuits and Shortcakes
    Coffee Cake

    3 C. All-purpose quick mix
    1/3 C. sugar
    1 egg
    1 C. milk or water
    1 tsp. vanilla extract

    Filling:
    1/2 C. flour
    1/2 C. packed brown sugar
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    1/4 C. butter or margarine

    Preheat oven to 350 degree. Spray an 8" pan with cooking spray.
    Combine quick mix and sugar in medium bowl.
    Mix egg, milk and vanilla.
    Add to dry ingredients and stir to combine.
    Prepare filling by mixing flour, brown sugar and cinnamon.
    Cut in butter till mixture is crumbly.
    Spread half of the cake batter in bottom of pan.
    Sprinkle filling over batter.
    Top with remaining batter.
    Bake 40-50 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.

    ~This is great for a weekend or company brunch.
    Serve with fresh fruit and sausage or bacon.
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    Coffee Cake
     
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