When an American recipe calls for Flour, what sort would it be? We have Plain and Self raising flour over here. I am interested in the substitute Bisquick Recipe and all it says is Flour. When I was in the US a few years ago, one of my hostesses made the most fabulous Biscuits for breakfast and she told me she used Bisquick, which isn't available over here in Oz. Many thanks in anticipation.
Post by Chris in NM on Jul 17, 2008 6:11:54 GMT -6
Hello and welcome veravee! Hope you enjoy your stay with us! When an American recipe says flour, we use all purpose flour. Just like your plain old flour. A recipe will state if you are to use self-rising flour. Hope this helps!
Thanks so much, Chris. I am looking forward to making some biscuits like my friend in Virginia did. I really don't know if we have anything quite the same as Bisquick here. I am enjoying going thro' the threads reading and saving recipes etc.
This is for a woman that does not know what Bisquick is. She was asking about what to use for this cause it was not available to her in her area. I think it was in the December 5th newsletter. Hope this helps Janet in PA Bisquick like Mix 1 tablespoon baking powder 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar 1-1/8 cups flour 2-1/2 tablespoons canola oil
Sift together powder and sugar into flour. Sift together twice into large mixing bowl. Slowly add oil, cutting in with pastry blender (or 2 knives), until mix is consistency of corn meal.
Store in tightly covered container at room temperature or may be refrigerated. Spoon lightly into cup and level with spatula. Use for pancakes, waffles, biscuits, coffee cake. cuteascountry_Shortcake Moderator
Bisquick is a commercially packaged buttermilk baking mix. The two leading brand names we look for are Bisquick and Jiffy. I have found a place where you can join a Yahoo Group that sends a newsletter with all kinds of recipes for a homemade version (ha ha ha ) with several variations of the basics as well as recipes to use them for. You might want to give it a look over. groups.yahoo.com/group/bisquickandlikemixesRecipies/
Also, Nancy has posted a recipe for homemade bisquick for people who are unable to purchase the mix. (see below)
Combine flour, milk, baking powder, and salt in a very large bowl. Cut in shortening until it resembles coarse cornmeal. Store in tightly closed covered container in a cool place. Makes about 10 cups. www.nancyskitchen.com/recipe_data.asp?Name=BISQUICK+MIX Nancy's Kitchen 1/1/2001 Shortcake