Wednesday, January 4, 2012

More Homemade Mixes

More Make-A-Mix Cookery

Here are the books that I wrote about in my "Homemade Oatmeal Packets" post. There are so many recipes in these books. I enjoy using these money saving mixes.....

I like to share with others the ideas that help make my life easier and more enjoyable. We do not use every recipe, however, there is something for everyone in these books. You can also find many free recipes online. If you are looking for ways to eat healthier and save money, you do not have to spend money to find them. Just type what you are looking for into the search engine of your choice, then weed through the results.

One of our Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions is to make sausage balls for breakfast. The recipe calls for Bisquick. We went to the store and I could not believe that it cost close to $7 for the big box. Even the stores brands were way more than I was willing to pay. We only use this type of baking mix for sausage balls twice a year. I found this recipe online and it worked out great. Pancakes made with this mix received good reviews.

Homemade Baking Mix

adapted from allrecipes
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  1. Mix together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
  2. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 weeks or in the freezer for longer storage.
Makes approx: 6 cups
To make Biscuits
Mix together 1/3 cup of milk for every 1 cup of mix. Drop onto non-greased cookie sheets and bake @ 450ºF for 10-12 min.
*Add any additional ingredients you wish such as cheese or herbs before adding the milk.
* 1 cup of mix will yield about 6 biscuits.
To make Pancakes:
Mix 2 cups of mix with 1 cup milk and 2 eggs. Cook on hot griddle.

Sausage Balls

1 lb Jimmy Dean brand "hot" sausage (we like this brand, use whatever you like)
10 oz Coon Brand "extra" Sharp cheese, grated (hard to find, any extra sharp cheese will do)
3 C Homemade Baking Mix (or equivalent)

Mix all ingredients by hand to form ball. It will be tough to mix it all together, however, it will eventually come together. (Number One does this part) Pull walnut size pieces off and place on cookie sheet. Bake @ 350 for 15 minutes until browned. Freeze excess balls on cookie sheets until frozen, then place in freezer bags to store. Pull out just the amount you want and bake until browned.

Frozen sausage balls

Baked sausage balls

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