Friday, November 14, 2008

Powdered Milk and Aunt Kate's Update

A couple of you have been wondering about how to get the Aunt Kate's dough mix. If you are interested in ordering a whole case for your food storage, or if you want the individual bags, you can order them from us. Just leave a comment with your contact information, or email me at and put Aunt Kate's as the subject line, (that way I know it isn't spam). I will send you a more detailed email about the cost of the mix and all of that fun stuff.

Okay, on to powdered milk. I have heard a lot of good things about using powdered milk. In fact, we have friends who drink powdered milk on a daily basis which saves them a bundle of money! So, I found a little something that may be helpful to some of you. I actually got it from a blog called Sunshine and Happiness. I thought that it had a lot of great tips.

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Foods made with powdered milk will have fewer calories and less cholesterol than those made from whole milk.

Adding additional milk to the recipe will enhance the nutritive value of the recipe.

In any recipe calling for milk, simply add water for the milk called for in the recipe.

Recipes call for many types of milk. All the following can be made from powdered milk.

Whole milk

1 cup water

1/3 cup powdered milk

Evaporated milk

1 cup water

2/3 cup powdered milk

Whipped evaporated milk

Makes 3 cups

1 cup evaporated milk

2 Tbsp lemon juice

Thoroughly chill evaporated milk.

Add lemon juice and whip until stiff.

Sweeten and flavor as desired.

Condensed milk

1/2 cup hot water

1 cup sugar

1 cup powdered milk

Blend thoroughly in a blender.

Can be stored in refrigerator or frozen.

Buttermilk or sour milk

1 cup water

1/3 cup powdered milk

1 Tbsp vinegar or lemon juice

Drinkable powdered milk

To improve the flavor of powdered milk, mix it half and half with 2% or whole milk. Another suggestion would be to try adding a little sugar or vanilla to enhance flavor. Let chill several hours before drinking.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Finally, Here It Is!

The product I mentioned in the last post is called Aunt Kate's Quality Roll and Bread Mix. It is so good and can be used for a ton of different bread products. I am sorry about the sideways picture, I can't seem to get it rotated, but if you look closely you can see breadsticks, cinnamon rolls, and delicious homemade dinner rolls. All you have to do is combine 3 cups of Aunt Kate's Mix, 2 Tablespoons of Instant Yeast and 1 1/8 Cups Hot Tap Water. You combine the ingredients and beat the mixture for 2 minutes, cover and let it rise until triple in volume. Then you use to dough for whatever bread recipe you are using. Then you bake it at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. I know that they will be selling the product at parties, we will eventually be offering it in number 10 cans on our commercial site, or you can contact me if you want to order the cute little paper bags. I think they would be great for neighbor gifts during Christmas. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.