Monday, March 28, 2011

Leftover Bake Mixes - What To Do With Them

 Unsifted wheat flourImage via Wikipedia  I use leftover bake mixes to bread things such as eggplant, calamari, chicken, and even for making Swiss steak.  I also use it as a filler for hamburgers, tuna or salmon patties and meat loaves.  It's incredibly handy to have in the freezer.  My bake mixes never go waste.  You can also lump different leftover bake mixes together in one container. If I'm doing a lot of baking, I simply keep adding to my fave bake mix and place in a sealed transparent container at room temperature.  To lower the carbs in the bake mix "breading", I usually add some grated Parmesan cheese (the kind in the bottle or can) and spices, of course.

The reason I came up with bake mixes is I really didn't have time to fiddle with each recipe - i.e. come up with something to replace the all-purpose flour each and every time.  That would have driven me nuts!  Maybe I am a bit lazy, but that's the story behind them. Give me a simple way to make recipes work each time and I'm happy. With the gluten-free and low-carb bake mixes, we are blazing a new trail.  I'm very happy with my new Splendid Gluten-Free Bake Mix and it is the one I will be using primarily.  I will unveil it in the next little while.