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      For friends and family that like to bake give them this gift from your kitchen:
      Baking Mix
      8 cups all-purpose flour (or 4 cups each all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour)
      2 tbs baking powder
      1 tbs salt
      2 tsp cream of tartar
      1 tsp baking soda
      2 cups dry nonfat milk
      2 cups shortening
      Mix flour, baking powder, salt, cream of tartar, baking soda, nonfat milk, and shortening together in large bowl (if you have a large mixer it is ideal to use for blending this mix but it can also be done quite adequately using a pastry blender to cut in shortening).

      Add shortening about a half cup at a time mixing well after each addition. Mixture will be mealy when mixed adequately.
      Put in air-tight container and store either in refrigerator or at room temperature. Provide the following instructions, including the prepared date —
      Use within about 3 months.
      For Biscuits:
      Mix 2 cups of Baking Mix with 1/2 cup water.

      Bake at 450 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.
      For Muffins:
      Mix 2 cups of Baking Mix with 2 tbs sugar, 1 beaten egg and 2/3 cup milk. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.
      For Pancakes:
      Mix 2 cups of baking mix with 1 beaten egg and 1-1/3 cup milk.
      For Waffles:
      Mix 2 cups of Baking Mix with 1 beaten egg, 2 Tablespoons oil, and 1-1/3 cup milk.
      You can use this mix to make biscuits, dumplings, muffins , coffee cake, pancakes and waffles. It can also be used as an ingredient in casseroles and desserts .

      Yield: about 12 cups of mix
      coffeebath smilie

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