Bisquick is a pre-mixed baking product sold by General
Mills under their Betty Crocker brand, consisting of flour,
shortening, salt, and baking powder (a leavening agent).
to General Mills, Bisquick was born when one of their sales
executives met a train dining car chef in 1930 who mixed lard and
the dry ingredients for biscuits ahead of time. The recipe was
adapted, using hydrogenated oil, thus eliminating the need for
refrigeration (Sesame oil was originally used as a preservative,
identified on the box as "Ingredient S" over the years), and
officially introduced on grocers' shelves in 1931.
intended for making biscuits very quickly (hence its name), Bisquick
can be used to make a wide variety of baked goods from pizza dough
to pancakes to dumplings to snickerdoodle cookies.
One cup of Bisquick can be substituted by a mix of the following
ingredients: 1 cup flour, 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon
salt, 1 Tablespoon oil or melted butter.
contains 4.5g of trans fat, per cup, and no cholesterol.