Gift giving allows individuals to connect with one another. Gift giving is a year-round tradition that provides joy for the giver and the recipient. Spread the joy 365 days a year with a simple, thoughtful and homemade Quick Bread Mix. Give it as a birthday, anniversary, thank you or holiday gift.Here are some ways to give the mix:
- In a May Day basket
- In Easter baskets as an activity that gets adults and children baking in the kitchen together
- As a random act of kindness to your neighbor, friend, co-worker or family
- As a way for people to connect with one another by sharing their baked good with others
Create your own recipe or use the following recipes for an easy, thoughtful and homemade gift idea. Place all dry ingredients in a jar and unleash your creative side when decorating the jar. Be sure to include a “use by” date on the recipe you include with the jar.
For best quality, the mix should be used within about six months of when you assembled it, so write the use by date on the recipe for six months in the future.
To use the mix, simply place the contents of the jar into a mixing bowl and combine with additional ingredients indicated on the recipe, then bake in an oven-safe bread loaf pan or muffin tins. These mixes should not be baked in the glass jar.
1½ cups all-purpose white flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
½ cup dried cherries
1 jar Cherry-Chocolate Scone mix
1¾ cups heavy cream
Layer ingredients in a clean quart-sized jar. Cover the jar tightly with a lid, decorate and attach a copy of the recipe.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flours, sugar, salt, baking powder, chocolate chips and dried cherries together in a bowl. Make a well in the center of the mixture and add in the heavy cream. Mix until all dry ingredients are combined. Form into a large circle and flatten. Cut into 10 pieces and bake for 16 to 20 minutes.