Bulk Bread Mix

    1 hour 5 minutes

    This is a bulk bread mix I keep handy. Experiment with adding 1 cup pumpkin, carrots, apricots, banana, nuts, etc . Three cups of mix makes one large or two medium loaves.

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    Serves: 60 

    • 12 cups (1.5 kg) plain flour
    • 6 cups (1.2 kg) white sugar
    • 12 teaspoons baking powder
    • 6 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 6 teaspoons salt
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) vegetable oil
    • 2 eggs

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Mix thoroughly flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt. (Can be stored on the shelf for months.)
    2. Mix 3 cups baking mix, oil, eggs. Add flavourings, nuts, raisins, dates, etc., if desired. Pour into greased loaf tins.
    3. Bake at 180 degrees C for 30 to 45 minutes.

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    All recipes need some altering to suit an individuals taste. A recipe is a base. I am a prof. baker who took Helen's recipe and made it mine with a few changes. You must know your oven and if repeatedly burning a recipe does'nt know their oven! All are different. Change the temp. and heat distr., turn the fan on to distr. the heat around, change pans. I found this recipe so simple and convenient and made money selling them at cafes around. You have to know what makes a muffin moist. Always add some fruit or veg. like banana, carrot, zucchini, and an extra egg. This ensures moist muffins, which I found this recipe worked best for. You need to start with a high temp (200 C) and then lower after 7 minutes to 175c. This is imp. for getting a peak in the center and also aids in allowing the center to cook. The lowering heat will ensure it doesn't burn. This is just advice that I aquired from lots of research and trial and error. It takes practice to be a master with baking. As much experience as I have I have also blundered. I've gone back after a few years to a recipe I had no success with and had excellent results because I have more knowledge of kitchen science. Good luck, and thanks Helen for a great recipe.  -  21 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Recipe was great, except it appears to be missing 1 cup of MILK! Batter was like wallpaper paste until I added the milk with the eggs and oil. Baked up perfect and was quick, easy and cheap compared to prepakaged mixes or starting from scratch.  -  07 Oct 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is a GREAT recipe. I have made banana bread and pear pecan bread. I too had to add some milk but the amount was dependent on how moist the add-ins were. I used a mixture of pears, brown sugar and nuts. I mixed them together and then pureed the mixture before adding to the dry ingredients. I did not have to add any milk to this batch but I did have to add some to the banana bread. Also, my kids have made chocolate chip muffins. This recipe is definitely going into my recipe collection.  -  24 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)