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Useful homemade items when store bought items aren't available.
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This is a sample:
Baking Powder (from McCormick's Cream of Tartar Label)
|1/2 tsp. Cream of Tartar||1/4 tsp. Baking Soda||1/4 tsp. Cornstarch|
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|1 cup flour||1/2 tsp. salt||1/2 tbsp. baking powder|
Homemade Bisquick Mix
|3 cups flour||1/2 cup shortening||1 tbsp. baking powder|
|4 tsp. granulated sugar||1 tsp. salt|
Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk
|1 cup instant nonfat dry milk||1/3 cup boiling water|
|2/3 cup granulated sugar||1/4 cup butter, melted (optional)|
Combine all ingredients and mix until smooth. Store this milk in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Homemade Sour Cream
|1 cup instant nonfat dry milk||1/2 cup warm water||1 tbsp. vinegar or lemon juice|
Mayonnaise (Recipe One)
|2 egg yolks||2 cups salad oil||1/8 tsp. cayenne|
|1 tsp. dry mustard||3 tbsp. lemon juice|
Mayonnaise (Recipe Two)
|3 eggs||1 cup cream||1/2 cup sugar|
|1/2 tsp. mustard||1/2 tbsp. vinegar||1/2 tsp. salt|
Baby Formula (8 ounce bottle)
|6 tbsp. nonfat dry milk||2 tsp. olive or vegetable oil|
|1 cup water (safe or boiled)||1 tsp. sugar|
If there are no baby bottles available, feed baby using a spoon or a sterile eye-dropper or a sterile medicine-dropper.
CAUTION: Do NOT use corn syrup or honey instead of the sugar. They both contain potential bacteria which can kill a young baby who does not have a fully developed immune system.
Electrolyte Beverage (Gatorade, Pedialyte)
|1 quart water||1/2 tsp. baking soda|
|1 tsp. Lite salt||6 to 10 tsp. granulated sugar|
Mix well. Replaces lost electrolytes due to dehydration (diarrhea, vomiting, excessive sweating, etc.).
Fruit Pectin (Used in jam and jelly recipes)
|10 or 12 green, hard, sour apples (not yet ripe)|
How to Use: Substitute the above apple pectin in any recipe that requires a box of fruit pectin (about 1.75 ounces) by using 3 tablespoons apple pectin with 4 tablespoons sugar.
Homemade Liquid Hop Yeast
|1 ounce hops||4 tsp. brown sugar||1 cup smooth mashed potatoes|
|2 cups flour||4 tsp. salt||2 quarts water|
|1 tsp. hops||1 tbsp. sugar||1 pint pure water (No Chlorine)|
|1 tbsp. flour||1 large potato, diced||1 glass bottle|
This provides not only the base yeast for great sourdough starter, but also works in a pinch for a yeast substitute. You may use this yeast instead of commercial store bought yeast in your recipes for breads, cakes, or sourdough starters.
Smooth Peanut Butter
|1 cup roasted shelled peanuts||1.5 tsp. oil||1/4 tsp. salt|
Note: The oil may be peanut oil, or olive oil, or vegetable oil. The flavor of the oil will be present in the finished peanut butter.
Note: If you have fresh unroasted peanuts, then remove the peanuts from their shells, rub off and discard the paper thin pink skins, place peanuts on a cookie sheet and roast in an oven at 300°F for 12 minutes. Allow the peanuts to cool before using.
Directions: Place the roasted peanuts, the oil, and the salt in a blender and secure the lid. Blend until the mixture becomes spreadable. If necessary, add a few more drops of oil. If necessary, stop the blender and scrape the mixture off the sides of the blender to the bottom of the blender, and then continue blending. Use the peanut butter immediately or store it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. If the oil separates during storage and rises to the top of the mixture then stir it back into the peanut butter before using.
Option: For crunchy peanut butter, stir in 1/8 cup of chopped roasted peanuts after blending.
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