A multi-purpose mix made up of flour, sugar, salt, vegetable shortening and baking soda. Bisquick is a brand-name product produced by General Mills. It is said that Bisquick was invented when an executive from General Mills met a dining car chef who mixed lard with dry ingredients ahead of time for making biscuits. The main purpose of Bisquick was to do just that, make biscuits quickly, however now it is used to make pizza dough, pancakes, and snicker doodle cookies. Bisquick is sold under the name Betty Crocker a brand name of General Mills.
1 cup biscuit mix = 1 cup flour + 1 1/2 tsp baking powder + 1/2 tsp salt + 1 tbsp shortening