I decided to make all of my gifts this Christmas to save money, and I like the homemade touch. I’m creating gift baskets with a variety of homemade things, including mixes for chili beer bread and jambalaya.
The Chili Beer bread mix is a kitchen-tested recipe. It’s very good.
Here’s what you need:
- 3 cups self-rising flour
- 3 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of chili powder
- 1 teaspoon of cumin seed powder
- 1 12 oz. beer
- 1/4 c. of melted butter
You’ll find the instructions for making Chili Beer Bread on the recipe tags I created. If you’re making the mix for gifts, put all of the dry ingredients into quart-sized ziploc bags. Squeeze out the air as your zipping the bags closed. Cut out the instructions, paste on to the back of recycled Christmas cards, punch holes in the cards, and tie to your homemade gift bags. I also included my own label. All gift bags were made from scrap fabric.
I packaged the chili beer bread mix with a mix for jambalaya and a candle, or more accurately a recycled candle (learn how to make old candles new). Everyone in my family is getting a custom package.