Saturday, 2 September 2017

All Purpose Biscuit Mix and Recipes you can try at your home or homestead

Courtesy - Dawn Fedyck (fb)

All purpose Biscuit Mix & Recipes
All-Purpose Baking Mix

9 cups All-Purpose Flour {or 4 1/2 cups whole wheat and 4 1/2 cups all-purpose}
1/3 cup double-acting baking powder
5 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups nonfat dry milk, or dried buttermilk powder (I use a
combination - 3/4 cup each dry milk and buttermilk powder)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups vegetable shortening; use butter-flavored if you like
Combine all of the dry ingredients into a large bowl, whisking them
together to blend.

Using a pastry fork or blender mix in the shortening till the mixture
looks like coarse crumbs.
Store the mix in plastic bags or an airtight container for up to 1
month at room temperature; or longer in the freezer.

Recipes Using The Mix:
Biscuits
2 cups All-Purpose Baking Mix
1/2 cup cold milk
Preheat the oven to 450°F.
In a large bowl, stir together the baking mix and milk to make a soft
dough. Turn the dough out onto a work surface sprinkled with baking
mix, sprinkle the top of the dough with a bit more mix, and knead a
few turns, until cohesive. Pat the dough about 3/4" thick, and cut
with a 2" to 2 1/2" biscuit cutter. Place the biscuits on an
un-greased baking sheet.
Bake the biscuits for 8 to 12 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from
the oven, and serve hot.
Yield: about a dozen biscuits, depending on size.


Muffins
3 cups All-Purpose Mix
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup dried fruit or nuts, cinnamon chips, lemon chips, or the
flavored chip of your choice
1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
2 large eggs
1 cup water
cinnamon-sugar or coarse sugar, for the tops of the muffins (optional)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a muffin pan by
lightly greasing the 12 muffin cups.
In a large bowl, whisk together the All-Purpose Mix, sugar, dried
fruits or nuts or chips, and cinnamon. In a separate bowl or cup,
whisk together the eggs and water, then stir these liquid ingredients
into the dry ingredients.
Use a muffin scoop or 1/4-cup measure to fill the muffin cups 3/4
full. Sprinkle the tops with cinnamon-sugar or coarse sugar, if
desired.

Bake the muffins for 18 to 22 minutes, till they're golden. Remove
them from the oven, and allow them to cool in the pan for 5 to 8
minutes. Rap the pan on the edge of a counter sharply to loosen the
muffins, and turn them out onto a rack. Serve them warm. Yield: 12
muffins.

Cinnamon Rolls

Dough
4 cups All-Purpose Mix
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup + 1 to 2 tablespoons water or milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Filling
3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tablespoon Instant Clearjel® OR 2 tablespoons (1/2 ounce) unbleached
all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons water
1/2 cup diced pecans or raisins (optional)
1/2 cup cinnamon chips (optional)

Glaze
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons cream or 2 to 3 tablespoons water or milk

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

To make the Dough: In a medium-sized bowl whisk together all of the
dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, the
water or milk, and vanilla. Combine the dry and wet ingredients, and
mix to form a slightly sticky dough. Flatten the dough into a
rectangle, cover it, and let it rest for 15 minutes.

To Make The Filling: In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the dry
ingredients, then cut in the shortening or butter. Add water to form a
spreadable paste; reserve the nuts and chips for later.

The Assembly: Generously flour your work surface, and roll the dough
into a 12 x 15-inch rectangle, sprinkling both sides of the dough with
flour if it's very sticky. Spread the dough with the filling, and
sprinkle it with the nuts or raisins, and cinnamon chips, if you're
using them. Starting at a short edge, carefully roll the dough into a
log. Cut the log into 12 1-inch slices.

Lay the rolls in a lightly greased 9 x 13-inch pan. Bake for 22 to 25
minutes, until they're golden brown. Let them cool in the pan for 10
minutes, then spread or drizzle them with the glaze, which you've made
by whisking together the sugar, vanilla, and cream or water. For best
flavor and texture, serve the rolls warm. Yield: 12 rolls.


Scones
2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Mix
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
3/4 cup raisins, currants, or the dried fruit of your choice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1/3 cup whole milk or cream
coarse white sugar or cinnamon-sugar, for topping (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Whisk the sugar, dried fruit and nutmeg into the All-Purpose Mix.
Whisk the vanilla, egg and milk/cream together, and stir them into the
dry ingredients. Mix until evenly moistened.

Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface. Gently fold it
over until it holds together. Place it on a lightly greased baking
sheet, pat it into an 8-inch circle, and cut it into 8 wedges. Pull
the wedges apart slightly. Brush the tops of the scones with a bit of
milk, and sprinkle them with coarse sugar.
Bake them for 18 to 22 minutes, until lightly browned. Yield: 8 scones.


Pancakes or Waffles
1 to 1 1/4 cups water or milk
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
2 cups All-Purpose Mix

In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the water or milk,
egg and vanilla, if you're using it. Mix these liquid ingredients into
the All-Purpose Mix and stir gently until only a few small lumps
remain.

Heat a griddle or cast iron pan over medium heat. Brush it with oil or
melted butter. When the griddle is the proper temperature a drop of
water will bounce across the surface. Use a 1/4-cup measure or muffin
scoop to ladle the batter onto the griddle. Turn the pancakes over
when the bubbles that appear on the surface remain open. Cooking the
other side of the pancakes will take a much shorter time, perhaps only
30 seconds or so, depending on the heat of the griddle and the
thickness of the pancakes. Remove the pancakes from the griddle, and
serve them hot. Yield: 1 dozen 3-inch pancakes.

The same batter may be used for waffles; however, adding a tablespoon
of vegetable oil to the batter will result in a crisper waffle. Be
sure to grease the waffle iron, and preheat it. Waffle irons differ
considerably, but most will cook waffles in 2 to 4 minutes. Yield: 3
or 4 large waffles.

Happy Homesteading :)

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