I made this recipe when I wanted to make the Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit recipe which calls for Bisquick. The biscuits turned out great! I followed the recipe exactly, except I didn't sift the dry ingrediants. I used organic non-hydrogenated shotening. I will now stop avoiding recipes which call for Bisquick because now I can make my own Bisquick. Thanks for the great recipe!!!
Absolutely perfect! I didn't sift, but used my Cuisineart on pulse to mix, including the shortening. Also used Cream of Tartar & soda in equal parts for raising agent, as my husband HATES the metallic taste of baking powder. Very happy with how it acted and tasted in my "Baked Ground Beef Bake"! You'll like this too.
I am never wasting my money on store-bought Bisquick again! This recipe makes great pancakes.
OUTSTANDING! I made this mix (so easy)and then used some of it to make the dumplings on my homemade chicken and dumplings. The only thing I added was parsley and buttermilk, to make a soft, moist dough. They were the best dumplings I've ever made, because the mix was so well formulated. We liked it better then the original Bisquick mix dumplings. Update 1/5/08: I also used mix to make pancakes (adding a little oil, buttermilk and 1 egg). They were delicious! Thanks for a very delicious "substitute" recipe.
Love this recipe! Was glad to find it on here. I used freshly milled whole wheat flour and unsalted butter instead of shortening - in hopes of it being a little healthier!
Thanks so much for posting this great substitute for Bisquick Mix. I was making a recipe that called for 1/4 cup and I was already in the middle of making the recipe when I found out that I had run of it. Looked for a copycat recipe and found and made this one. I only made 1 cup of it and it worked perfectly. I won't be buying anymore at the store when it is this easy to make at home with no perservatives!!!
I just made pancakes from this homemade Bisquick recipe this morning. I followed the ingredients exactly and used a whisk instead of sifting. The batter came out PERFECT. The pancakes were delicious and cooked evenly. This recipe is definitely a keeper! Thank you, Lan, for posting it! And thank you for including how long the mix is good for. I have skipped over many mix recipes because I'm never sure how long it can be stored. 5 stars all the way!
I love this recipe!!! This is much better than "real" bisquick...our biscuits and rolls and everything turn out much lighter and fluffier. I don't sift the dry ingredients either, I dump them all in a large bowl and use my whisk to mix them up before cutting in the shortening. My whole family prefers this to bisquick/
I didn't have enough bisquick to make waffles so I made a half batch of this mix, and it turned out great! I did actually do the sifting, and I added the oil in my quisinart food processor. I could tell a difference in the waffles, but my husband said they were BETTER than the bisquick version. I did not add the extra oil that the bisquick recipe calls for (optional). I think I will also try with whole wheat flour and/or soy flour to increase the fiber and protein (1:1 with white flour) next time and I'll let you know how they turn out.
Great recipe, made great chicken and dumplings, works at least as well as the "real" Bisquick. The main reason I wanted to make my own was to avoid partially hydrogenated oil. This recipe worked great. I even substituted vegan shortening, with no hydrogenated oil, found in a natural food store's fridge section. The dumplings were light, fluffy, and might have even absorbed more flavor from the broth than when using the good old standby "real" Bisquick. Like others, I didn't bother to sift the ingredients. Thanks for posting this recipe, Lan!