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Homemade Quick Bread Mix & 10 Great Recipes
From Crisco's Good Cooking Made Easy Cook Book, Copyright 1978 Proctor & Gamble
Paulette Le Pore Motzko posted on FoodBuzz.com on September 22, 2010
10 cups sifted flour
1/3 cup baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
2 cups Crisco or vegetable shortening
Mix all ingredients together with a wire whip attachment of a large mixer like Kitchen Aid or put in the food processor for a few pulses. Put in a large airtight jar and store for 6 weeks or in the freezer for longer storage. You can surely do this with a pastry blender if you want your hand to fall off! It is much easier to let the food processor do the work or your mixer!
Recipes to Make With The Quick Bread Mix
"Scones However You Like them" or "Quick Biscuits"-made without the sugar.
Adapted from "Quick Biscuits" by Crisco by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Preheat oven to 425 degrees and mix all ingredients in a medium size bowl. Roll biscuits out on a cutting board or work area with a little flour on the board, and cut in the shapes you desire. Go ahead and get out your cookie cutters and make them in hearts if you like!
You can also make one big square biscuit or scone out of these and add 1/2 cup sugar to the dough, adding raisins or your favorite fruit or nut to the dough.
Variations by Paulette Le Pore Motzko,
1 cup milk
400 degrees and mix all ingredients just until all dry ingredients are moistened. Do not over mix or your muffins will be tough. Put in greased muffin cups or in a silicone muffin cup. Fill cups
2/3 cup full and bake for about 20-25 minutes.
Variations: Add 1/2-1 cup of fresh blueberries or frozen. It isn't necessary to thaw the blueberries as they will cook in the muffin.
12 to 15 muffins
Spicy Apple Muffins
(Note these are great with the Apple Butter Icing that goes on the Apple Butter Doughnuts in the recipes to follow!)
3 cups Quick Bread Mix
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup applesauce
Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
1/4 cup sugar
20 to 25 minutes until golden brown and nicely done.
Mix cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and melt some margarine in another small bowl-about 1/4 cup.
Brush the tops of the baked muffins with a little margarine or butter and then dip each in the cinnamon sugar mix. If you like you can add a little nutmeg to the spice mix and they will be reminiscent of doughnuts.
Polly's Banana Bread with Cream Cheese Icing
Adapted from "Busy Day Banana Bread" by Crisco
1 package 8 ounces cream cheese, softened-for icing
1 cup sugar
1 cup mashed ripe banana
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup of mini chocolate chips , if desired
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Note: This bread is perfectly good without the cream cheese icing because it is so moist! I just shake on a little powdered sugar and you can also sprinkle a little cinnamon for a lighter alternative to this bread.
Mix all ingredients and add nuts and chocolate chips if using. Make in a standard size loaf pan for an hour to 65 minutes-until nicely brown. (Cover with aluminum foil on top after 45 minutes so it doesn't brown too much.)
Icing: Cream together cream cheese and sugar and add a little vanilla extract-about 1 teaspoon. Mix thoroughly and reserve to ice the bread with.
Cool in pan for 10 minutes then turn out to plate or cooling rack.
2 egg yolks , beaten
2 tablespoons Crisco or vegetable shortening or oil
2 egg whites, stiffly beaten
Bake according to your waffle maker
Makes three 9-inch waffles.
Freeze the extra waffles and you can reheat in your toaster like you do the store bought ones if you desire. These will be much better than those though! I would recommend eating them hot off the waffle iron!
Preparation techniques modified from the original recipe to streamline and make this more efficient.
1-1/3 cups milk
Mix all ingredients in a large glass measuring cup and stir until mixed with a large wire whisk or in your blender and then you can just pour it on your griddle easily with a minimum of cleanup.
Cook on a hot greased griddle according to your manufacturer's directions until the tops are bubbly and dry and ready to be turned. Turn only once otherwise you'll have a piece of shoe leather and the pancakes will be tough!
Variation: Add 1/2 cup of finely chopped fruit to the pancake batter.
Makes 10 average size pancakes.
You can freeze the ones you don't eat and reheat in the microwave when you're in a rush.
Brunch Time Coconut Coffee Cake
2 cups Quick Bread Mix
1/2 cup flaked coconut
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 egg , beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup apricot or pineapple preserves
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup of the batter with a
1/2 cup measuring cup and reserve for the top of the cake.
To the remaining batter add in the milk and spread in an 8 x 8 x 2 inch baking pan.
Combine preserves and lemon juice and spread over dough then sprinkle with the reserved dough.
350 degrees for 30 or 40 minutes until done.
Cool and cut into squares.
Makes 9 servings.
Spicy Raisin Coffee Cake
2-1/2 cups Quick Bread Mix
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 eggs , beaten
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons margarine or butter, softened
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine mix, sugar and cinnamon. Add eggs and milk and stir until moistened and then stir in the raisins. Pour batter into an 8 x 8 x 2 inch pan.
Streusel: Mix the chopped walnuts, brown sugar and butter and then top the cake with it.
375 degrees for 20 minutes until done.
Apple Butter Doughnuts
4 cups Quick Bread Mix
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup apple butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 or 3 hours. On a well-floured surface, knead
8-10 times. Roll
1/2 inch thick and cut with a floured
2-1/2 inch doughnut cutter. Heat oil to
365 degrees and fry doughnuts until they are golden and float and browned-about 3 minutes, turning once.
Drain on paper towels on a plate that has been set aside waiting for the hot doughnuts.
Crisco for deep frying
Apple Butter Icing
This is good on more than the doughnuts but on any Cinnamon Muffin or Coffee Cake.
3 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons apple butter
3-4 tablespoons milk
1-1/4 cups chopped pecans or walnuts
Mix powdered sugar , 3 tablespoons apple butter and milk and mix well. Dip each doughnut into the icing and then into a bowl with chopped pecans or walnuts or rainbow pearl sugar
There is no comparison the flavor of the home made ones. You'll find you want fewer of them when they are HOT! They will satisfy you longer and making these once in a blue moon won't hurt ya!