Storing Baking Mixes

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Can anyone explain why all the instructions say to store plain flour instead of self-rising? I want to store baking mixes and self-rising flour and self-rising cornmeal instead of plain. Is there a really strong reason for storing the flour and meal separate from the baking soda and powder, etc.? Storing the whole grain is not an option for me for a number of reasons.

So, I am trying to work out a plan to portion my goods into daily or weekly amounts in buckets in such a way that I can remove a day’s worth at a time and not have to open large quantities.

Any helpful ideas will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

ANSWER:

I'm not sure where you found instructions that say you should store plain flour instead of self-rising, but I see no problem with it.

Self-rising flour is just flour with baking powder included. There are many retail outlets that sell mixes already packaged for long term storage - and they obviously include baking powder - like Honeyville Food Products. They are usually in #10 cans, but you can buy in bulk an re-package your own into smaller packages. The key is to sufficiently remove the oxygen and moisture. A vacuum food sealer would do this nicely.

Here's another reader who is packaging foods the way that you describe: Storing Multiple Foods in the Same Bucket.

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Food Storage in Buckets
by: Mercedes

I store a variety of items in Mylar bags in a bucket. I find in the long run it simplifies things for me.

I buy the big plastic buckets with lids at Walmart and store for example all my sugar in one and flour in another. I am doing this as I am planning on moving and want all my storage together.

My other dry mixes are in Mylar bags 1 gal size with oxygen absorbers and those are in the food grade buckets.

I even purchased two big buckets with toilet lids through Emergency Essentials®
and filled them with sanitation emergency items. A MUST have.

Do what is comfortable for your family. I am also ordering SAF yeast that can go in the freezer for baking bread for long term storage.

So much to learn I thank God for Family Survival Planning thank you ...

RESPONSE:

Thank you, Mercedes! I'm happy I could provide useful information. You are really making great progress on your supplies!

Joan (Admin)

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