WHAT IS MAGIC MIX?
Magic Mix is a mix made from powdered milk, butter and flour and is used to make perfect white sauces every time!
WHY WOULD I WANT TO MAKE AND USE MAGIC MIX?
White sauces are a cook’s best friend. You may be wondering how that is since most people don’t know how often they are actually using white sauces in disguise. Any condensed soup is actually just a flavored white sauce…and if you’re like everyone else you probably use those frequently in your cooking. Also, if you make macaroni and cheese-another white sauce. And, homemade delicious pudding! So why make it from magic mix? Well, first you’re rotating your food storage, second it is MUCH cheaper, third you have control over the ingredients, four it helps you feel fuller faster and five it’s EASY!
HOW DO I MAKE MAGIC MIX FROM MY FOOD STORAGE?
Step 1: You will need some sort of good mixer. Make sure you use beaters when making the mix as shown above. If you don’t have a good mixer, start calling around…get together with a friend and make some…it is SOOOO worth it! Step 2: Ingredients: 2 1/3 C. Powdered Milk 1 C. All Purpose Flour (Yes, use All Purpose) 1 C. (2 sticks) Margarine (***HAS TO BE REAL MARGARINE, NOT SPREAD***) or Butter, at room temperature Combine dry milk, flour and margarine/butter into a large bowl. Step 3: Mix until it looks like corn meal. (You may want to start off slow and work up to the fastest setting so that it doesn’t blow powder all over) Step 4: Keep mix tightly covered in the refrigerator. (note: keep your #10 cans for just such a purpose! They are 50 cents and work great for storing home made mixes)
HOW DO I USE MAGIC MIX TO MAKE A WHITE SAUCE?
Magic Mix White Sauce (makes 1 cup) 2/3 C. Magic Mix 1 C. Water In saucepan combine Magic Mix and water. Stir rapidly (I use a wire wisk) over medium heat until it starts to bubble. (Use Magic Mix White Sauce for all recipes calling for a white or cream sauce.)
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE RECIPES FOR MAGIC MIX?
- Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
- Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
- Condensed Cream of Celery Soup
- McDonald’s Mac ‘n Cheese
- Chocolate Pudding