The best cakes I like are homemade, fresh from the oven, hot , fluffy, and chocolate flavored.
But this exquisite mixes were replaced with industrial, ready mixes. Mixes made on a large scale to ensure there is no time wasted, no error done, no defect made, no haphazard effect that can occur when we are in the kitchen baking.
This is not what I want in my cake. I dont want Betty Crocker. I dont want to use it.
Why do I want to use something that will let me forget the joy of baking ? Let me forget how to err in the recipe? How to ruin my cake? How to make it taste bad or good? Isn't the whole purpose of baking to enjoy it and make something from your own hands (taken from the lebanese , men 2eedaykeh?)
I can only say about Betty or any other mixes: they are like the botux for baking.; filled artificially with ingredients that make desserts taste more delicious and look more tastier!
To get more proves than why is better to prepare your own mix for baking , I went to the supermarket to compare a ready mix for pancakes and buying the ingredients from scratch.
Here are the points that I compared: