All Purpose Convenience Mix- Bread Products, just add wet ingredients

All-Purpose Convenience Mix

9 cups flour
3/4 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 cup baking powder
2 cups nonfat dry milk

Combine flour, dry milk, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Stir together. Mix in oil until the mixture is smooth. Store in airtight container. Refrigerate and use within a month or put into containers suitable for freezing and freeze. Makes 12 cups

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Biscuits

3 cups All-Purpose Convenience
Mix 3/4 cup water

Add water to the Convenience Mix all at once. Blend lightly with a fork to form a soft dough and turn onto a floured board. Knead the dough slightly and then roll or pat the dough to not less than 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with biscuit cutter and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 9 biscuits.

Biscuit Variations

Combine ingredients as above and continue as follows:

Drop Biscuits  Use a little more liquid. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto a greased pan and bake at 450 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes.

Cinnamon Rolls  Roll biscuit mix to 1/4-inch thickness. Spread with margarine, brown sugar, cinnamon and raisins. Roll up like a jelly roll. Slice into sections and bake on a greased pan. Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes.

Meat Rollups  Leftover meat, tuna fish or chopped meat can be spread on the rolled out biscuit dough. This can rolled up like a jelly roll, sliced into sections and baked on a greased pan. Sections can be served plain or with a cheese sauce. Bake at 450 degrees F for 12 minutes.

Cheese Biscuits  Add 1/3 to 1/2 cup grated American or cheddar cheese to 3 cups mix. Prepare as biscuits above.

Shortcake Add 1 tablespoon sugar to 3 cups of mix. Add 3/4 cup water and prepare as for biscuits. Prepare rectangle of biscuit dough. Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve at once with sweetened fruit. If individual shortcakes are desired, cut dough into rounds before baking.

Fruit Kuchen Spread the dough in a prepared pie pan so that dough comes up the sides. Arrange peeled, sliced peaches or apples to fill the pie dish. Sprinkle peaches with 1/4 cup sugar, or apples with a mixture of 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Add 1 teaspoon margarine. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes.

American Pizza Use 3 cups mix and 1/2 cup water. Roll out dough into a 15-inch circle, 1/4-inch thick. Place on baking sheet. Spread dough with 1 cup spaghetti sauce. Sprinkle with grated mozzarella cheese. Add other toppings as desired. Bake at 425 degrees F for 20 minutes or until edges are brown.

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Cheese Bread

3-3/4 cup All-Purpose Convenience Mix
1 egg
1-1/2 cups water
3/4 cup grated natural sharp cheese (cheddar)

Beat egg; add water and stir in Convenience Mix and cheese. Beat until well blended. Pour into greased loaf pan, 9 x 5 x 3 inches. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees F. Let cool a few minutes. Slice 1/2-inch thick and serve. Or cool thoroughly, wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate overnight. Slice thin. Also good toasted.

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Dumplings

3 cups All-Purpose Convenience Mix
3/4 cup water (about)

Pour water into mix and stir about 30 strokes. Drop from tablespoon into gently boiling stew. Cook for about 20 minutes, keeping tightly covered during last 10 minutes.

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Muffins

2-1/2 cups All-Purpose Convenience Mix
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1 egg

Combine mix and sugar. Beat egg and add water. Add to dry ingredients. Stir just enough to mix in dry ingredients. Fill greased muffin tins about 2/3 full and bake at 400 degrees F for 18 to 20 minutes.

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Muffin Variations

Raisin Muffins Add 1/2 cup raisins
Date Muffins Add 1/3 cup chopped dates.
Blueberry Muffins Add 1/2 cup blueberries.
Pineapple Add 1/2 cup well-drained, crushed pineapple.

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Oatmeal Muffins

1-1/2 cups All-Purpose Convenience Mix
1-1/2 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
2/3 cup water

Measure all dry ingredients, put into mixing bowl and stir well. Mix egg and water together in another bowl, then add the dry mixture all at once. Stir slightly. The mixture should be left lumpy. Fill oiled muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 425 degrees F for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Oatmeal Muffin Variations

Raisin Oatmeal Muffins Add 1/2 cup raisins.
Date Nut Oatmeal Muffins Add 1/4 cup chopped dates and 1/4 cup chopped nuts to the basic recipe.

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Bran Muffins

1 egg
1/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup water
1 cup whole bran cereal
1-1/2 cups All-Purpose Convenience Mix

Place egg in a bowl and beat. Add sugar and water. Continue beating. Blend in whole bran cereal. Add Convenience Mix. Stir quickly and vigorously until just mixed. Batter will look lumpy. Rub muffin pans lightly with oil. Fill about 2/3 full. Bake at 400 degrees F for 18 to 20 minutes. Serve hot with jam or jelly.

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Pancakes

1-1/2 cups All-Purpose Convenience Mix
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup water
1 egg, well beaten

Blend mix and sugar. Stir water and egg into mix until blended. Drop batter onto hot griddle which has been lightly greased. Cook on one side until bubbles form. Turn and cook on the other side. Serve immediately. Makes 12 medium pancakes.

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Waffles
Blend mix and sugar. Gradually add beaten egg mixed with water. Mix thoroughly. Pour about 1/2 cup of the mixture onto a heated waffle iron and bake. Makes 4 to 5 waffles.

Variations: To each waffle, add your favorite fruit or vegetable-blueberries, apples,
corn, broccoli or nuts.

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Banana Bread

3 cups All-Purpose Convenience Mix
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1 egg
1 cup mashed bananas
1/4 cup wheat germ (optional)
1/2 cup nuts (optional)

Beat egg and water together. Add sugar and bananas and mix. Stir in Convenience mix and beat until blended. Add nuts. Pour into a greased
9 x 5 x 3-inch pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes at 350 degrees F. Let cool before slicing.

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Orange Nut Bread

3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1-1/4 cups orange juice
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
3 cups All-Purpose Convenience mix
3/4 cup chopped nuts

Mix sugar, egg, orange juice, rind and Convenience Mix. Beat vigorously, Batter may be lumpy. Stir in nuts. Pour into greased loaf pan, 9 x 5 x 3 inches. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of bread comes clean. Cool before slicing.

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Pumpkin Bread

3 cups All-Purpose Convenience Mix
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons water
1 egg
1 cup pumpkin pie filling or cooked pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Combine ingredients together and mix well. Pour into a greased loaf pan, 9 x 5 x 3 inches. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50 to 55 minutes.

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Yeast Rolls

1 package dry yeast
2/3 cup warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons oil
2-1/2 cups All-Purpose Convenience Mix

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in sugar, oil and Convenience Mix; beat vigorously. Turn dough onto floured surface. Knead until smooth, about 20 times. Shape as desired into crescents, tolls, etc. Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Cover with damp cloth. Let rise in warm place until double, about 30 minutes. Bake in 400 degrees F oven 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Makes 16 rolls.

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Hamburger-Onion Buns

1 package dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons sugar
4 cups All-Purpose Convenience Mix
2 tablespoons onion flakes

Dissolve yeast in water. Add sugar and half the Convenience Mix. Beat for two minutes at medium speed on mixer, scraping sides and bottom of bowl frequently, or 300 strokes by hand. Add remaining Convenience Mix and onion flakes; blend well with spoon. Cover with cloth and let rise until double, about 30 minutes. Stir down by beating 25 strokes. Drop dough by spoonfuls, forming 12 mounds, about 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet. With floured fingers, flatten mounds into rounds about 1/2-inch thick. Let rise in warm place for about 40 minutes. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until nicely browned, in a 400 degree F oven.

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Italian Bread Sticks

3/4 cup warm water (not hot-110 to 115 degrees)
1 package active dry yeast
2-1/2 cups All-Purpose Convenience Mix

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Mix in Convenience Mix. Beat vigorously. Turn dough onto surface well dusted with flour. Knead until smooth, about 20 times. Divide dough into 16 equal parts. Roll each piece between your hand to form pencil-like strips, 8 inches long. Put strips of dough on greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with caraway seeds, poppy seeds, celery seeds, sesame seeds or garlic powder. Cover with clean cloth. Let rise in warm place (85 degrees F) until light, about 1 hour. Bake at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes, until light brown.

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Coffee Cake

1 egg
3/4 cup water
3 cups All-Purpose Convenience Mix
1/2 cup sugar

Mix the egg and water together in large bowl. Add Convenience Mix and sugar. Mix until ingredients are blended. Pour into a greased, 9-inch baking pan and sprinkle with the topping.
Coffee Cake Topping
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons margarine

Mix the sugar, cinnamon and flour thoroughly. Add the margarine and mix until the topping is fine and crumbly. Sprinkle the topping over the cake. Bake the cake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes. Makes 9 servings.

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Fruit Surprise

2 cups All-Purpose Convenience Mix
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup fruit juice or water
2 cups canned fruit, pineapple or peaches, well drained.

Put Convenience Mix into a bowl. Add the sugar, eggs and fruit juice or water. Stir until well mixed. Put the fruit on the bottom of a greased, 9-inch baking pan. Spread the batter over the fruit. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 35 minutes. Makes 9 servings.

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Apple Rolls

2 cups All-Purpose Convenience Mix
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon margarine
2 cups diced tart apples
1/2 cup sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg (optional) Syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons margarine
1 cup boiling water

Boil syrup ingredients for 2 to 3 minutes. Put Convenience Mix in a bowl; make a well. Add 1/2 cup water; stir with a fork about 25 strokes. Roll out dough on a lightly floured pastry cloth or board into a 8 x 8 inch rectangle. Spread with margarine, diced apples, sugar and cinnamon. Roll up as for jelly roll and seal edges well. Cut into 1-inch slices. Put syrup in 8 x 8 x 2-inch pan. Place dough cut side up in the syrup. Bake at 450 degrees F for 20 minutes. Serve warm with the syrup from the pan or ice cream.

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Brownies

1 cup All-Purpose Convenience Mix
1/4 cup margarine
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 egg
1/4 cup water

Grease an 8-inch square pan. Measure Convenience Mix into a bowl. Add the margarine and mix with a fork. Mix in the sugar and cocoa. Add the egg and water. Beat 25 times. Pour the mixture into the greased baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.

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Molasses Cookies

4 cups All-Purpose Convenience Mix
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 egg
1 cup molasses

Stir sugar and spices into Convenience Mix. Combine beaten egg with molasses and add to the mix. Blend well, chill, shape into balls and roll in sugar. Flatten on greased baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 5 dozen.

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Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 brown sugar, packed
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup All-Purpose Convenience Mix
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons water

Add the rolled oats, sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon to Convenience Mix. Blend with a spoon. Add vanilla and water to egg. Pour into the dry mix. Mix until the cookie dough cleans the side of the mixing bowl. The dough will be stiff. Drop the dough by teaspoons onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes about 2 dozen.

Oatmeal Cookie Variations

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Add 1/2 cup raisins with oats, sugar and cinnamon.

Oatmeal Banana Cookies Add 1 cup mashed bananas with the vanilla, water and egg. (Cookies will be softer and moister.)

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Peanut Butter Cookies

1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon water
1-1/2 cups All-Purpose Convenience Mix

Measure sugar and peanut butter into a bowl; mix well. Add egg, vanilla, water and stir all together. Add the Convenience Mix. Mix until you have a smooth, soft dough. Make 1-inch balls. Put balls 2 inches apart. Flatten balls with a fork dipped in flour. Bake the cookies at 375 degrees F for about 8 to 10 minutes, until golden brown. Makes 3 dozen small cookies.

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Potato Skillet Cakes

1 egg
1 cup cold mashed potatoes
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups All-Purpose Convenience Mix

Beat egg with mixer. Add potatoes, milk and vegetable oil; beat until smooth. Mix in Convenience mix. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls onto hot griddle. Bake over medium heat until golden brown, about 5 minutes for each side. Serve hot with syrup or jelly. Makes about 25 cakes.

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Tuna Biscuit Squares

Biscuit dough
1 can (6-1/2 oz) tuna, drained and flaked
1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
3 tablespoons salad dressing

Prepare biscuit dough, divide in half and roll half into 9-inch square. Place this on greased baking sheet. Mix remaining ingredients together and spread over square. Roll the remaining biscuit dough into a 9-inch square and place over filling. Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes. Cut into squares.

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Tuna-Broccoli Casserole

2 cups frozen chopped broccoli
1 can (6-1/2 oz) tuna, drained and flaked
1 can (10-1/2 oz) cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup water
Biscuit dough

Cook broccoli until almost tender. Place broccoli in greased, 9 x 9 x 2 inch square pan. Cover broccoli with tuna. Mix soup and water together and pour over top. Make biscuit dough by combining Convenience mix and milk.
Beat 20 strokes. Drop dough by table- spoonfuls over mixture in pan. Bake at 450 degrees F for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot.
Makes 6 servings.

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Whole Wheat Convenience Mix

3 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup wheat germ (optional)
5 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups nonfat dry milk
1/4 cup baking powder
1 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon salt

Put all ingredients except oil in large bowl and mix well with a spoon. Mix in oil with pastry blender or fork until finely distributed. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator (use within a month) or freezer. Makes 13 cups

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Whole Wheat Bread

1 egg
1-1/4 cup water
4-1/2 cups Whole Wheat Convenience Mix

Beat the egg slightly with the water in a large bowl. Stir in the whole wheat mix just until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn into a greased 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes, or until a pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand in pan on wire rack about 5 minutes; loosen sides with a spatula and turn right side up on rack. Cool thoroughly before slicing.

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Whole Wheat Muffins

Prepare batter as for Whole Wheat Bread. Spoon into greased medium muffin cups, filling them 2/3 full. Bake in 400 degree F oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Makes 18 muffins.

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Whole Wheat Pancakes

1 egg
1 cup water
2-1/4 cups Whole Wheat Convenience Mix

Beat the egg slightly with the water in a bowl. Stir in the Whole Wheat Convenience Mix, just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter onto greased, hot griddle and cook over medium heat until browned on both sides and cooked through. Serve hot with applesauce or molasses. Makes about 15 3-inch pancakes.

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Whole Wheat Coffee Cake

1 egg
1/2 cup water
2-1/4 cups Whole Wheat Convenience Mix
1/2 cup raisins

Beat the egg slightly with the water in a bowl. Stir in the Whole Wheat Convenience Mix and raisins just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spread evenly in greased 8 x 8-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with Crumb Topping and bake in preheated 400 degree F oven about 25 minutes. Cut in squares. Best served warm.

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