There’s nothing much more frustrating than finding out you’re missing one or two crucial ingredients in a recipe. We’ve all been there—you’ve pulled out almost everything you need for your family’s favorite baked good, and then you go to the fridge and realize that you’re out of milk; or you look in the pantry and can’t find any shortening. With a well-stocked pantry from Augason Farms, you always have a Plan B that doesn’t involve going to the store for just that one item.
This week, we’d like to share some great baking tricks and hacks that can serve as easy substitutions when you’re missing ingredients.
· Buttermilk: simply add one teaspoon of distilled white vinegar to one cup of milk
· Brown sugar: use 1 cup white sugar plus ¼ cup molasses and decrease the liquid in the recipe by ¼ cup
· Baking Powder: ¼ teaspoon baking soda plus ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
· Baking Soda: 4 teaspoons baking powder
Another great way to avoid a quick trip to the market is to keep a well-stocked food storage pantry. Lucky for you, Augason Farms has a wide variety of baking products! Here are a few of the Bakery Items Augason Farms offers that are great for both long-term food storage and your pantry shelves:
Augason Farms Dough Enhancer- This dough enhancer is the professional bakers’ secret that improves natural flavor and creates fluffier baked goods—especially wheat bread. It also improves dough’s texture, which helps it to roll out more smoothly and easily. It also works well in cakes, pizza dough, scones, biscuits and piecrust. You’ll want to use this dough enhancer in your everyday baking.
Augason Farms Shortening Powder- Shortening powder is a boon for creating some of the best bakery items anywhere! It easily blends into other dry ingredients and there’s no need to add water first. Keep it on hand to add it to any baking recipe calling for shortening to create a light, fluffy and flakey texture. The best part is that it doesn’t require refrigeration and has a much longer shelf life than ordinary shortening.
Augason Farms Spiff-E Whip Dessert Topping- There’s nothing more frustrating than reaching for your favorite whipped topping in the fridge and discovering that it’s gone! With Augason Farms Spiff-E-Whip Dessert topping, you don’t have to look far. Just add water and whip. You’ll have a delicious topping to enhance the look and taste of any dessert. Add it to baking mixes to improve texture and moistness.
Augason Farms Bakery Kit- This bakery kit is great to always have on hand, or makes a great housewarming or wedding gift! The Augason Farms Bakery Kit includes favorites to please any appetite for pancakes, bread, rolls or biscuits. Nothing is as pleasing as the aroma of fresh baked delights. So why not keep them on hand? These mouthwatering bakery items, designed for everyday use as well as for long-term emergency food storage, include:
· Buttermilk Pancake Mix
· Honey White Bread & Roll Mix
· Buttermilk Biscuit Mix
Baking for family and friends doesn’t have to be stressful, and with Augason Farms in your pantry, you never have to worry about being caught unprepared. A well-stocked pantry is the key to peace of mind during the holidays!
Comment below and tell us…what’s your favorite items to bake during the holidays?