Homemade Pancake Mix

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Recipe from Everyday Food magazine (September 2006).

* I use a gallon size resealable freezer bag instead of an airtight container.

3 cups flour

6 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Put all of ingredients into a resealable freezer bag.  Seal and shake the bag.

When you store, press out most of the air and keep in a cool & dry place.

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Homemade Grapefruit Peel Powder

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I have been keeping grapefruit skins over the months in my freezer.

Now I have enough grapefruit skins to make grapefruit peel powder 🙂

1. Place the grapefruit peels in a large saucepan and cover with water.  Set on the stove on high heat and bring to a boil.  Drain the water from the peels.

2. Place back the peels and add 4 tablespoons sugar and 2 cups water to the saucepan.  Cook until the peels are translucent.

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3. Drain any remaining syrup from the peels.

4. Remove the white pith as much as you can.

5. Preheat the oven to 200 F.

6. Spread the peels in a single layer on parchment paper. Dry the peels in the oven until they are crisp and begins to curly. Let cool completely.

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7. Place the cooled, dried peels in a food processor. Graind until fine powder  is formed.

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