43. Mixes (in Jars)



COCOA MIX
    INGREDIENTS
      2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
      3/4 cup sugar
      1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
      1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
      1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer
      1/8 teaspoon salt

    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. Measure all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk them until they are evenly blended.
    2. Store the mix in a tightly covered container at room temperature until you're ready to package it. Makes about 4 cups of mix.

      The secret ingredient in this mix is the mini chocolate chips, which melt when combined with the boiling water and give the cocoa an extra-rich flavor. The recipe makes enough for four gift-size portions, each of which can be measured into a small plastic bag and tucked into a cup or mug filled with mini marshmallows, candy stick stirrers, and a spoon. Wrap each filled gift cup in cellophane and don't forget to include a tag with a list of the ingredients.


PANCAKE MIX
    INGREDIENTS
      5 cups all-purpose flour
      1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
      1 cup cornmeal
      1/3 cup sugar
      2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons baking powder
      2 teaspoons salt

    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. Measure the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt into the bowl of a large food processor.
    2. Process for 15 to 30 seconds or until thoroughly mixed. (Alternatively, stir the ingredients together in a bowl.)
    3. Spoon the mix into a 2-quart jar.
    4. Affix a label on the front of the jar that says "Pancake Mix."
    5. Affix a second label on the back of the jar with the pancake directions:
      Stir 1 1/2 cups of pancake mix, 2 eggs, and 1 1/4 cups of milk in a mixing bowl until smooth. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook the pancakes for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Enjoy with maple syrup. Serves 4.
    6. To present the gift, tie a bow around the jar. Makes 1 mix.




CRUNCHY GRANOLA
    INGREDIENTS
      4 cups rolled oats
      1 cup wheat germ
      1 cup chopped walnuts or slivered almonds
      1/2 cup sesame seeds
      1/4 cup brown sugar
      1 teaspoon cinnamon
      1/4 teaspoon salt
      1/3 cup vegetable oil
      1/3 cup honey
      1/3 cup water
      1 (6-ounce) package dried sweetened cranberries or other dried fruits such as cherries, raisins, pineapple, or papaya

    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. Heat the oven to 300ยบ. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the oats, wheat germ, nuts, sesame seeds, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
    2. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the oil, honey, and water. Toss the mixture until the ingredients are well combined, then spread it evenly on a cookie sheet.
    3. Bake the granola for 40 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring every 10 minutes to keep the mixture from sticking. Let it cool completely, then stir in the cranberries or dried fruit. Makes about 7 cups.




THE BEST SCONES YOU'LL EVER HAVE
    INGREDIENTS
      1 teaspoon baking soda
      4 cups all-purpose flour
      1 cup white sugar
      2 teaspoons baking powder
      1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
      1 teaspoon salt
      1 cup raisins (optional)

    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. Measure and mix ingredients
    2. spoon into a jar or cellophane bag
    3. Make a tag with a list of ingredients & baking instructions:
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet. In a small bowl, blend scone mix with 1 cup butter cut into pieces. Mix in 1 cup sour cream, and 1 egg until just moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly. Roll or pat dough into a 3/4 inch thick round. Cut into 12 wedges, and place them 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
      Bake 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown on the bottom.


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