Homemade Baking Mix

 

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As promised, here is the homemade baking mix that I use in place of the store bought ones.   I originally got the recipe from Frugal Families

This mix has saved me tons of money over the years since this is quite a bit cheaper.  I can’t remember the original cost when I first starting making this, but I’m sure the prices have increased anyway.  I’m guessing that the total cost for this mix is roughly 1/3 to 1/4 the cost of buying the name brand stuff. 

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Homemade Baking Mix

9 cups flour (can be 1/2 all-purpose & 1/2 whole wheat)
2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup dry milk
1 cup shortening or 1/2 cup shortening & 1/2 cup butter*
3 Tbsp baking powder

Mix flour and other dry ingredients. Cut in shortening. Store in an airtight container up to 6 months.  I use my food processor and divide the recipe in half and process half at a time.  It does a wonderful job mixing all the ingredients and cutting in the shortening. 

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This recipe doubles easily, or you can even divide it in half, depending on how much you are able to store.   I store mine in a 5 quart ice bucket. 

 
*Refrigerate if using butter.

 

 

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