Master Baking Mix

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


14-1/2 cups

Updated: Apr. 15, 2023
I always keep this versatile baking mix handy so I can whip up a sweet treat for unexpected guests. —Ruby Love, Deer Island, Oregon


  • 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1/3 cup baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 cups shortening


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, milk powder, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Store in airtight container in a cool, dry place or freeze for up to 6 months.
  2. Master Baking Mix may be used to prepare the following recipes: Fruit Cobbler.