Auguson Farms Buttermilk Pancake Mix made into Soda (Biscuit) Bread

I had a mason jar with powdered whole eggs in it in the kitchen pantry we've been using for about 1 1/2 weeks, but this morning, completely out of eggs, it was time to dive into our "long" term storage and find a #10 can of eggs.  
While looking for the eggs, I saw a few other items to bring to the kitchen... and I spied a box that I recognized as some of the FIRST products I ever bought for long term storage!  Knowing I made my first purchases in February of 2012, and it's now January of 2024, I decided it would be a great time to open them and start to use them - oldest first!

One of the items I bought in 2012 was a can of Buttermilk Pancake Mix from Auguson Farms.  I noted when looking at the can that it was bulging a little bit.  Now, if it were a can of meat or Spam, the bulging would be a concern.  In this mix however, I knew it was because this mix of dry ingredients has baking soda in it.  Being 12 years old, I was not at all surprised.  Or concerned.

I did flip the can over to see what the packed date was, and if it had an 'expiration' date of any type but as you can see, it's so old that the ink has mostly disappeared. 

I wanted to test the mix to see if it would still raise and taste good, so I decided to use one of the recipes from Auguson Farms - their 'buttermilk bread' recipe using the mix.  Super simple - just the mix, water and a little oil.

The stock photo on their site looks like a yeast bread, which is fine.  But being that this mix uses buttermilk and baking soda, I knew it would be more of a 'soda' bread - or a biscuity bread.  And it was.

This a good 'breakfast' bread since it tastes and crumbles similar to a biscuit.  Great with eggs, bacon, sausage gravy, etc.  Not good for slicing or toasting through.  Too crumbly!




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