Growing up my mom always had different cooking mixes whipped up for easy cooking. I remember the brownie mix and baking mix. I used to sneak into our food storage room/utility room and take spoonfuls of the brownie mix for a sweet snack. It was yummy.
A while back I came across this book: Make-A-Mix Cookery. This is the same book my mom used growing up to make her mixes. I purchased the book and looked forward trying out some of the recipes.
I finally got around to getting one of the mixes whipped up. The book calls it “Quick Mix”. It basically is a home version Bisquik. There is an option to use part whole wheat flour making a bit healthier, which is how I made it.
Here it is:
Super-Duper Doughnuts, Sunshine Coffeecake, Madeline’s Muffins, Nevada’s Pancakes, Indian Fry Bread, Golden Cornbread, Banana-Nut Bread, Spice-Nut Bread, Crispy Bread Sticks, Karine’s Drop Biscuits, Never-Fail Rolled Biscuits, Sausage-Cheese Balls, Curried Shrimp Rounds, Tempura, Self-Crust Cheese Tart, Tuna Cheese Swirls, Seafood-Rice Puffs, Sugar Cookies, Molasses Cookies, Cinnamon Thins, Crescent Butter Cookies, Millionaire Bars, Apple-Nut Cake, Carmel-Nut Pudding Cake, Hot Fudge Pudding Cake, Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, Lazy Daisy Cake, Impossible Pie, Turnover Fried Pies, Cream Puffs Supreme, Apple-Walnut Cobbler, and Sunday Shortcake.
I imagine I will be using it mostly for pancakes. I may try out the Tuna Cheese Swirls and the muffins.
Here is the pancake recipe:
2 ¼ Quick Mix
1 Tbs sugar
1 egg beaten
1 ½ C milk or water (I used water, due to having powdered milk already in the mix)
Combine Quick Mix and sugar in a medium size bowl. Mix well. Combine egg, milk or water in small bowl. Add all at once to dry ingredients. Blend well. Let stand 5-10 minutes. Cook on hot oiled griddle about 3 to 4 minutes, until browned on both sides. Makes 10-12 4” pancakes.