One of the most important things to keep in mind when you are trying to save money is to compare the cost of an item with a homemade alternative. Around my house, this year has been the year of eating changes. I try my hardest to not purchase anything processed. I want all natural and fresh in my kitchen. So, I cook with REAL butter. Use REAL syrup. Eat REAL vegetables. Bake HOMEMADE.
Let’s compare the tasty Pillsbury Grands to homemade biscuits…..
Take a look at the ingredients…… see the red flags–bleached flour, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, sugar, artificial color
Okay, let’s look at my recipe for biscuits–
What’s inside my butter? um… since it is real….. CREAM
When I am baking, I use Gold Medal’s Better for Bread flour.
It is unbleached. Yay!! Unbromated. YAY!! Enriched. AWW MAN!! The bleaching process used for the production of flour is a Chlorine Gas Bath. It is like the Clorax cycle when you wash clothes. It makes the flour whiter. This process strips the flour of the natural gluten. Therefore, gluten has to be added to the bleached flour. Interesting enough that in 1910, bleached flour was labeled unfit for human consumption in Missouri. Ahem…… I’m not even going to ask!! I’ll just shake my head as to why we have bleached flour. (according to examiner.com)
Bromated flour….. potassium bromate is added to help with the dough elasticity and to help bake higher raised bread. However, potassium bromate has been linked with thyroid dysfunction. (according to examiner.com)
Kinda makes you stop and think, doesn’t it.
Okay. Okay. Okay. You came here wanting to know the savings.
An eight count can of Grands costs $1.68….. 21 cents per biscuit
The ingredients in my recipe (um…yes, that’s right, I did the math!!) $1.13 for a dozen…. 9 cents per biscuit.
How can you argue with savings like that?
I know. I know. I know. It is faster to open the can. But, here’s a tip….. on Saturday morning, get up early and make a double or triple batch of biscuits. Have biscuits and honey for breakfast and pop all the left overs in the freezer. So, during the week, you just pop a few frozen biscuits in the oven to warm up…… FAST!!
May God stir up the Suzie Homemaker in you and start baking!!
Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. 3 John 1:2 ESV