So far, I have made granola, mint coffee mix (recipe coming soon), and a homemade brownie mix. We love this brownie mix. The brownies can be made in the microwave, too, which is a plus for dorm life.
In a large bowl (at least 4 qt), mix together:
7 cups granulated sugar
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups cocoa
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
With pastry blender, cut in:
2 cups shortening
Mix until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place or the refrigerator.
To make quick and easy brownies in the microwave to serve 1 - 2 people:
Stir together: 1 cup Brownie Mix
1 egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tbsp chopped pecans (optional)
Pour into a greased 2 cup microwave safe container.
MW on high 60-75 seconds. Top will look a little moist.
To make larger batch in the oven, mix together:
3 cups Brownie Mix
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Put in a greased 9" square pan. Bake at 350 degrees 35-40 minutes
I will have more recipes for dorm cooking the week of August 19, so check back or sign up to receive email notices. I will have tips for college students that week, also.