3/11/2009

Baking Mix Recipe

I few years ago I found Mary Jane Farm's Budget Mix. Before then I had never used Bisquick or the likes. I never even had the desire to try them. After having several people recommend MJF's Budget Mix I gave it a try. I was hooked from the first recipe I made. Since that day our budget has become a lot tighter and a lot of those little extras have been cut from the budget.

After living without the budget mix for almost two years I decided to try and make my own version using the bulk supplies I keep on hand. I spent way to much time searching online to find just the right recipe only to not find it. Most baking budget mixes include shorting and only white flour. Some even include sugar. Those were all things that I would rather leave out or cut back on.

After a little trial and error I came up with the perfect baking mix recipe for my kitchen. It has only four basic ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt. With this basic mix I have made perfect muffins, cookies, scones, and more! The nice part about this mix is that I can use it in all of my favorite recipes. There is no need to use a special recipe. You just have to substitute an equal amount of the baking mix in place of the flour. Then you leave out the other four ingredients when making the recipe.

Here is the baking mix recipe:

5 cups White flour
5 cups Whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking soda
4 Tbsp Baking powder (Aluminum free)
3 tsp Sea Salt

Mix it really good in a large bowl. Keep in a sealed container in your pantry.

Oh yeah.... I really is that easy!

As excited as I am to have a nice baking mix back in the kitchen, my family is even more excited. The house smells so good to from all the baking.

Give the recipe a try and let me know if it works for you.
Happy Baking!



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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I mixed this up using freshly ground flour and then I store it in my freezer. I have made it with both wheat and spelt. It is a wonderful mix. I have made scones, pancakes, waffles, biscuits, etc. I appreciate the fact that I use my own flour, milk, eggs, and butter instead of a factory version that is full of chemicals and preservatives. I have a MaryJanes Farm Magazine from a few years ago that has tons of recipes for the baking mix. This mix has worked perfectly with it, and I don't have to pull out my grain mill so often. Thank you for posting!

Susan said...

Found your post via google...I was searching for a sub for the MJ's farmgirl budget baking mix. Thanks for posting this! I intend to give it a try. I also have the MJF special issue with all the recipes that use her baking mix. : )

heartnsoulcooking said...

A GREAT!!! baking mix to always have on hand. THANKS!!! Geri

shopannies said...

thanks for the recipe I always have a baking mix on hand at all times

Jendeis said...

What a wonderful idea!

Red said...

I love home blended recipes! I have a couple of basic cookie doughs and some spice blends but not anything like this!

marti @ forkingit.blogspot.com

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Great idea!!! Thanks for sharing a practical and helpful recipe!!

Elizabeth said...

Thank you so much! I too was looking for the recipe cuz with shipping MJF budget mix ends up being hard on the budget! I started like you looking online and they all have some sort of fat. Thanks again! Blessings!

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