I just found this one today and like that it's super quick and uses vegetable oil (I like staying away from solid fats). I used it to make pancakes. I needed more milk than usual but they were by far the best "from scratch" pancakes I've ever made.
- Mix together dry ingredients.
- Add oil and combine using pastry cutter or 2 knives.
- Use in place of bisquick in any recipe.
I used the serving calculator to make 6 cups (which I guess is a small box of commercial Bisquick). I used turbinado sugar, double-acting baking powder, unbleached AP flour, kosher salt, and canola oil. I whisked in the oil until it got all crumbly but wanted to make sure it absorbed-- if mixing in a bowl/container I'd let it sit out and dry for about 10-15 minutes before sealing. Works like a charm for any recipe that calls for Bisquick!
I would've given this recipe 5 stars had it actually given instructions on how to turn this from just mix into actual pancake batter (might seem a no-brainer to some but if you're like me, you're still learning these things and it IS filed under Pancake Recipes...). Since I knew I was going to turn this into pancakes, I doubled the sugar to 3 tsp, which ended up being a good amount of sweetness for them. My batter ended up comprising of this recipe + about 3/4 C milk + 1 large egg. It was just the right consistency and didn't spread a ridiculous amount when I poured onto the griddle, browned evenly and rose without ending up too fluffy or chewy. These really WERE the best pancakes I'd ever made once I figured out the proportions of other ingredients, and they were so tasty I ate them without syrup or butter. It yielded about 10 medium-sized pancakes. Next time, I'll zip up a big batch of this in my food processor and keep it handy for pancake emergencies.
We dont get Bisquick in South Africa, so I've tended to avoid recipes calling for it. No more, however! I made Tomato Pie/Tomato Bread by gailanng, which called for the use of this recipe, and Ta Dah! More biscuity than pastry, and next time I use it, I will try the 'baking blind' method, if I use it as a crust, since it rose more than I anticipated. I enjoyed the results though, and am very glad to have found this recipe!