Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Master Mix - revisited.

I've never quite gotten into the whole 'Bisquik' thing.
In fact I was in my 20's and married before I ever bought any.

However, I used to make up some Master Mix and kept it in a nice sturdy Tupperware container and used it for a few recipes.

And then somehow I stopped making it, and keeping it on hand, and lost the recipe.   Well, as luck would have it, I kept the cookbook from my high school Home Ec class, and found the recipe tucked away inside with some hand written modifications.

Back in high school we had Home EC, and I, along with many others received a great little cookbook put out by the B.C. Sugar refining Co. It contained a lot of easy to make recipes, and this is one of them.

I had made a half recipe of it, but used it up in short order.  I wanted to share the basic recipe here again, along with a couple of ideas on how to use it.
Baked Chocolate Pudding for #BakingBloggers

  Including one of my all time favorite desserts, a warm baked chocolate pudding with its own sauce. 
Baked Chocolate Pudding for #BakingBloggers
I did blog about it once before, but here is the basic recipe along with how to make the Hot Chocolate Pudding with Sauce.



Master Mix

Yield: 13 cups
Author:
Prep time: 10 MCook time: Total time: 10 M
This is a great mix to have on hand, to make all kinds of quick baked goods, from Coffee Cake to Dessert

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup powdered milk
  • 9 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. Cream of Tartar
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 C. Shortening

Instructions:

How to cook Master Mix

  1. Sift all dry ingredients together.
  2. Cut in shortening until the mix resembles cornmeal.
  3. Store in covered container at room temperature or store in freezer if not using within a short period of time.
  4. To measure, pile lightly into a cup and level with a knife or spatula
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I used some of the mix to make one of my all time favorite recipes for dessert.  This ranks right up there, just under Bread Pudding as a favorite, at least in my book.

As this bakes it creates its own sauce.  Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or some ice cream or even a drizzle of heavy cream.  It's all good.  


Baked Chocolate Pudding- made with Master Mix

Yield: Makes a 6"x8" pan
Author:
Prep time: 5 MCook time: 40 MTotal time: 45 M
This is a quick and easy dessert to mix up and serve. Mix it together, pop it in the oven when you begin dinner and you will have a hot, delicious chocolate dessert by the time you finish eating.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup. Master Mix
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 4 tsp. Cocoa powder- use either milk or dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup Nuts - walnuts go well here, but pecans work as well.
  • 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
Topping
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/4 cup water

Instructions:

How to cook Baked Chocolate Pudding- made with Master Mix

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 6 x8 inch pan.
  2. Stir sugar, cocoa, cinnamon and nuts into the cup of Master Mix.
  3. Stir in the milk and mix well for at least three minutes.
  4. Spread into a greased pan.
  5. Set aside while you make the topping.
Topping
  1. Mix the cocoa powder, sugar and water and bring to a boil.  Carefully pour over the mix in the pan.  
  2. Bake and serve it with the sauce that forms underneath the cake. 
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I'll share how to make the best baked Donut Muffins using Master Mix later on.

Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

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