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December 14

The Extension Connection

By Megan Vig

                I recently paired up with Kristi Berdal, Family and Community Wellness Extension Agent serving Nelson and Steele counties, to provide a program on whole grains and how North Dakota is a leader in the nation for wheat production.  The lesson was accompanied with an activity of making a quick bread mix; a mix perfect for gift giving.  The act of gift giving originated centuries ago and continues today.   It 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.  You can make and gift the following quick bread mixes as a Christmas, birthday, anniversary, or thank you gift. 

                The below recipes are shared in NDSU Extension publication FN1888; recipe cards for printing and attaching with the mix can be found online at https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/publications/food-nutrition/give-the-gift-of-joy-with-a-quick-bread-mix/fn1888.pdf.  Cut out the recipe tag, 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 card.  For best quality, the mix should be used within about six months of when you assemble the dry ingredients, so write the use by date on the recipe card.  To use the mix, simply place the contents of the jar into a mixing bowl and combine with additional ingredients indicated on the recipe card, then bake in an oven-safe bread loaf pan or muffin tins.  These mixes should not be baked in the glass jar.

                Herb Quick Bread

                2 c. all-purpose white flour

                1 c. whole-wheat flour

                1 Tbsp. baking powder

                3 tsp. caraway seeds

                ½ tsp. salt

                ½ tsp. ground nutmeg

                ½ tsp. dried thyme

                Layer ingredients in clean quart-sized jar.  Cover the jar tightly with a lid, decorate and attach a copy of the recipe card.

                Snickerdoodle Muffins (Muffadoodles)

                1 c. sugar

                ¾ tsp. baking soda

                ¾ tsp. baking powder

                ¾ tsp. cream of tartar

                ¾ tsp. ground nutmeg

                ½ tsp. ground cinnamon

                1 ½ c. all-purpose white flour

                ¾ c. whole-wheat flour

                Muffin topping – 5 tsp. additional sugar and 1 tsp. ground cinnamon mixed together to sprinkle on top of muffins ( ½ tsp. per muffin), wrapped separately in jar.

                In a clean quart-sized jar, layer all ingredients except the 5 tsp. additional sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon.  Place additional sugar cinnamon mixture in a small plastic bag and place on top of other ingredients.  Cover the jar tightly with a lid, decorate and attach a copy of the recipe card.

                Cherry-Chocolate Scones

                1 ½ c. all-purpose white flour

                1 c. whole-wheat flour

                ½ c. sugar

                1 tsp. salt

                1 Tbsp. baking powder

                ½ c. semisweet chocolate chips

                ½ c. dried cherries

                Layer ingredients in a clean quart-sized jar.  Cover the jar tightly with a lid, decorate and attach a copy of the recipe card.

                Peanut Butter Bread

                1/3 c. sugar

                1/3 c. brown sugar, packed

                1 ¼ c. all-purpose white flour

                ¾ c. whole-wheat flour

                1 Tbsp. baking powder

                ¼ tsp. salt

                Layer ingredients in a clean quart-sized jar.  Cover the jar tightly with a lid, decorate and attach a copy of the recipe card.

               

               

               

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