Master Mix

My shelves are full of cook books.  But the one book that I'm always reaching for is this little humble book called, More-with-Less.  It's written by mostly Mennonite women and FULL of suggestions and tips, not just a wide range of recipes.

My shelves are full of cook books. But the one book that I’m always reaching for is this little humble book called, More-with-Less Cookbook. It’s written by mostly Mennonite women and FULL of suggestions and tips, along with a wide range of recipes.  The Mennonites ladies know how to fill a family’s stomach’s and on a budget.  I grew up on this cook book and inherited my Aunt Julia’s version when she past.  My mom constantly pulls out her’s and is still unwilling to part with it. 

Every kitchen and home cook should be supplied with a master mix.  There's so many store bought kinds but this far exceeds anything you could buy at the store.

Every kitchen and home cook should be supplied with a master mix. There’s so many store bought kinds but this far exceeds anything you could buy.  This is made with the kind of luuuuve that Bisquick companies know nothing about.  And it only takes me 10 minutes.  No REALLY, 10 minutes!

mix  It goes a little like this:

Master Mix, Jubug style

10 C. flour (usually half wheat and half white)

6 Tbs. Baking Powder

1 1/2 Tbs. Salt

1 1/2 tsp. Cream of Tartar

1/4 C. Sugar

2 C. Dry Milk Powder

2 C. Butter

Mix for 5 to 8 minutes making sure all the butter is evenly dispersed.

mix container

Make sure to store it in the fridge.  If you don’t want to store in the fridge, just add shortening in place of the butter.  I use a commercial kitchen container like this to keep it ready to use in the fridge.

Recipes for the Master Baking Mix:

Pancakes or Waffles

1 C. Milk

1 Egg

1 1/2 C. Master Mix

Bake on hot griddle or waffle iron.

Quick Bread or Muffins

1/3 C. Milk

1 Egg

1 banana or 1 C. Pumpkin or 2 Tbs. Poppy seeds & lemon zest or ….

1/4 C. Sugar

2 1/4 C. Master Mix

Stir until well blended.  Pour into greased bread pan or muffin tin.

Set oven at 350 degrees

Muffins bake 20 to 25 minutes.  For bread bake 40 to 45 minutes

There are more Master Mix recipes from the More-With-Less Cookbook.  So I would consider investing in this little treasure!