Bisquick is a popular mix found in many supermarkets for creating fluffy biscuits, pancakes, and small savory breads with only a few other ingredients added. However, often there is mix left over from such endeavors and when no flour is available for a recipe, Bisquick can often be used. It's convenient for making quick baked goods due to a variety of other ingredients, such as leavening agents and salt. This must be taken in to account when substituting Bisquick for flour in a recipe.
Determine how much flour, baking powder, shortening and salt are required in the recipe.
Substitute Bisquick on a equal ratio with flour. For example, if the recipe calls for 2 cups of flour, use 2 cups of Bisquick.
Determine how much baking powder is called for in the recipe. Every cup of Bisquick contains about 1 tbsp. of baking powder. After adding the Bisquick, evaluate whether more baking powder is called for in the recipe. Add additional baking powder, if needed.
Remove any shortening from the recipe, as it is already contained in the Bisquick. Substitute water in its place.
Omit any salt from the recipe, as Bisquick already contains it in the adequate ratio to the leavening agent and flour.
Bisquick is an ideal substitute for flour and leavening agents in cobbler and other flaky, fluffy baked goods.
Based in Kingston, Canada, Samantha Lowe has been writing for publication since 2006. She has written articles for the "Mars' Hill" newspaper and copy for various design projects. Her design and copy for the "Mars' Hill" won the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker award in 2008. Lowe holds an Honors BA from Trinity Western University, and a MSc in Occupational Therapy from Queen's University where she is currently doing her PhD.