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Old 04-12-2014, 10:53 AM   #1
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Baking: Mixing dry ingredients ahead of time?

I have wondered about this for some time. I'm going to be making a Brownie pudding (cake and sauce) for a get-together this evening, but I'm going to be really busy and running here and there. I want to know if you mix the dry ingredients for a cake or similar recipes and let them sit does it hurt the action later when making the dessert?

I'm referring to flours, baking sodas and baking powder ingredients mainly. I just don't know if it would turn out the same if they are together for hours ahead of time before mixing the recipe to put in the oven.

I bow to you experts. Thank you for your feedback.
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Old 04-12-2014, 11:17 AM   #2
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You can combine the dry ingredients ahead of time. Also the wet ingredients separately (refrigerate after combining). Then all you have to do is combine, mix and bake.
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Old 04-12-2014, 11:32 AM   #3
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I do that all the time. Just think of a box of cake mix or brownie mix. Same idea.
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Hi Jovin
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Old 04-12-2014, 02:08 PM   #5
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If this is something you make regularly, you can even make up extra dry mixes to have on hand. I do this often with the dry base for scones or pancakes. As a rule of thumb I figure the mix is fresh for as long as the expiration date for the baking powder/leavening agent hasn't passed. Past that date you risk a flatter finished product.
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:30 AM   #6
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Thank you...but..

I've belonged for years..just don't cook/bake that much anymore.



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Old 05-15-2014, 09:31 AM   #7
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Thank you for that info...

Good idea!

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If this is something you make regularly, you can even make up extra dry mixes to have on hand. I do this often with the dry base for scones or pancakes. As a rule of thumb I figure the mix is fresh for as long as the expiration date for the baking powder/leavening agent hasn't passed. Past that date you risk a flatter finished product.
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:32 AM   #8
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I hope I didn't mess up.....

I truly thought I had replied to your post and if I had overlooked it, I'm so sorry. I appreciate all the feedback that this board gives.

Thank you so much.


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I do that all the time. Just think of a box of cake mix or brownie mix. Same idea.
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