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Is Bisquick ...

basically just seasoned flour ?

if a recipe calls for bisqucik couldnt I just add flour ?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:07 AM on Dec. 1, 2010 in Food & Drink

Answers (16)
  • Bisquick has fat in it. has no seasonings. But you can make your own with self-rise flour and crisco. Cut in till it is the same consistency as bisquick.

    Answer by martinmommy26 at 11:09 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • It's flour with leavening agents and fat. They're not interchangeable.

    Answer by ballewal at 11:09 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • It is a baking mix, it is not seasoned flour.

    you may be able to substitute other things. what is the recipe?

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 11:10 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • No, it's not "seasoned", it has leavening ingredients in it. You can't just substitute flour or your recipe won't turn out right, but you can make your own baking mix at home.

    Answer by ohwrite at 11:10 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • No, flour & Bisquick are not interchangeable & Bisquick doesn't have any seasonings in it. If you want to make your own version of Bisquick, here's how to make it:

    10 cups Flour
    1 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
    1 1/2 Tbsp. Baking Powder
    1 3/4 cups Powdered Milk
    3 tsp. Cream of Tartar
    2 1/2 cups Vegetable Shortening

    In a large bowl, sift together all dry ingredients. Blend well. With butter knives or a pastry blender, cut in the shortening until evenly distributed. Mixture will be rough in texture. Put into an airtight container or large zip baggies. Label. Store in a cool, dry place.
    Use within 10 - 12 weeks. Makes about 14 cups of ALL PURPOSE MIX.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 11:13 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • It's not seasoned, it's leavened. It's biscuit mix.

    You can make it at home:

    8c flour (I use whole wheat), 5 tbsp baking powder, 1.5c powdered milk, 1 tbsp salt, 1.5c lard. Combine the dry stuff, cut in the lard until the mixture is crumbly and there aren't big pieces of fat, store in airtight container for up to 4 months.

    I use this in anything that calls for bisquik.

    You can use shortening instead of the lard (or even oil) but I won't buy shortening, the stuff is frankenfood. I don't use oil because I find it spoils faster and is harder to mix well, even with my hands.

    Answer by LindaClement at 11:17 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Flour and Bisquick are not the same.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 11:18 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • My mom and mil uses that to make fried chopped up artichokes and zucchini.

    Answer by mamacita69930 at 11:26 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Have you every tried to make pancakes with just flour and water?

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:40 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • i ahve made pancakes with flour and milk and seasoning and they turned out alright

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:05 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

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