1 tablespoon salt
1 cup sugar
4 tablespoons baking powder
1 cup shortening
4 cups yellow cornmeal
Blend all ingredients together and store in ziploc bags or airtight container.
To Make Cornbread or Muffins:
Combine 2 1/2 cups of cornbread mix with 1 lightly beaten egg and 1 1/4 cups milk. Mix until just blended (don't over-mix). Pour into greased 8-inch square pan or muffin pan and bake at 425F for about 25 minutes (less for muffins).
Gift Idea: Give mix as gifts along with baking instructions and perhaps a muffin pan, wooden spoon
attached with raffia. To turn it into a gift basket, simply add a Soup Mix to go with it.