Bisquick Original All-Purpose Baking Mix copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Bisquick Original All-Purpose Baking Mix

Score: 4.33. Votes: 9
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You've got a hankerin' for pancakes or biscuits, but the recipe calls for Bisquick, and you're plum out. Not to worry. Now you can make a clone of the popular baking mix at home with just four simple ingredients. Store-bought Bisquick includes shortening, salt, flour, and leavening, so that's exactly what we need to duplicate it perfectly at home. This recipe makes about 6 cups of the stuff, which, just like the real thing, you can keep sealed up in a container in your pantry until it's flapjack time. When that time comes, just add milk and eggs for pancakes or waffles, or only milk if it's biscuits you want. You'll find all those recipes below in the "Tidbits."

Source: Top Secret Recipes Unlocked by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup shortening
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      1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

      2. Add the shortening and mix with an electric mixer on medium speed until all the shortening is blended with the flour.

      3. Use the mix as you would the real thing by following the directions on the box (see "Tidbits" below).

      Makes 6 cups.

      Tidbits: Use the following recipes to make pancakes, waffles and biscuits with the cloned version of the mix as you would with the real thing:

      Pancakes: Stir 2 cups Bisquick clone mix with 1 cup milk and 2 eggs in a bowl until blended. Pour 1/4 cup portions onto a hot griddle and cook until the edges are dry. Turn; cook until golden on the other side. Makes 14 pancakes.

      Waffles: Stir 2 cups Bisquick clone mix with 1 1/3 cups milk, 1 egg, and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a bowl until blended. Pour onto a hot waffle iron and bake until the steaming stops. Makes twelve 4-inch waffles.

      Biscuits: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Stir 2 1/4 cups Bisquick clone mix with 2/3 cup milk. When a dough forms, turn it out onto a surface and sprinkle with extra mix. Knead 10 times. Roll the dough 1/2-inch thick and cut with a 2 1/2-inch cutter. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Makes 9 biscuits.

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Score: 4.33. Votes: 9
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David Sweedler
Oct 9, 2018, 12:56

If you leave out the shortening until right before use, the so called self rising flour will last a long time. Pancakes and waffles are just fine with all vegetable oil instead of solid shortening. For pastry and pie crusts, yo can add the Crisco, other solid shortening or chilled butter and cut it in for best texture before rolling it out. If you live in humid country or your kitchen tends to be humid, keep the baking powder and Bisquick mixture tightly sealed at all times before use. Moisture wrecks the baking powder performnace over time.

roger w
Apr 15, 2015, 22:00

Always wondered how to duplicate It.

I'm Todd Wilbur,
Chronic Food Hacker

For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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