6.11.2007

Batch Cooking

In attempt to be better organized I decided that I would make a large batch of dry pancake mix - so when I want homemade pancakes all I need to do is add some of the dry mix, water, eggs and oil and *presto* pancakes! The mix worked well, except that the powdered milk I bought for the mix was buttermilk powder, and I discovered the hard way that I am not a fan of buttermilk pancakes!!
Since I have such a large amount of the pancake mix I didn't want to waste it, so I played around with a few things and discovered that vanilla flavoring mixed in with the liquids makes it tastes great!!

We don't have much extra space in our freezer so doing batch cooking for the freezer is not an option, but I do want to do more dry mix things in large quantities - does anyone have any tried and true recipes for dry mixes?

I got the pancake recipe from the cookbook MORE WITH LESS - it is a Mennonite cookbook and I just love it SO much! Very simple, but good, recipes!
That is probably my favorite cookbook.
What is your favorite cookbook and why?

5 comments:

The Rock Chick said...

Sorry Jessica,

I don't have a cookbook. The hubby just kind of cooks off the top of his head making things up as he goes or if he sees something on Food Network then he will just get the recipe from the site...

Jessica (who just buys the ready mixed dry pancake mix in a box :)

Becki said...

My favorite is Wild Fermentation by Sandor Katz. It tells how to make just about any fermented food or drink you can think of. Kimchi, pickles, sourdough, wine, beer... It's great!

Bethany said...

How about muffin mix?

3 c flour
2 c sugar
1/4 c baking powder
4 tsp salt

Ta-da! Dry muffin mix!

For the muffins:

3/4 c milk
1/2 c veg. oil
1 tsp vanilla and one egg

and these to 2 1/3 c dry ingredients. Add your favorite mix-ins, like blueberries or chocolate chips. Bake at 400 for 18-20 minutes. Don't know if you're a big fan of muffins, but muffins are my favorite.

dawn said...

You could add instant vanilla pudding to your pancake mix, or any other flavour to perk it up. Also, there a number of "Gifts in a Jar" recipe books. I will make up a bunch of jars of soup of one kind or a couple of kinds and keep them in the cupboard then use them for a meal; or if I need a quick hostess gift, I put a ribbon, raffia or jute on it and instructions (that come in the book) and it looks great. I don't know if you do canning, but I have a recipe for mango butter on my post (June 14)that would go great with your pancakes and other things.

Crystal said...

I don't do big batches of dry mixes, but I do love cookbooks. :)

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