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Original Bisquick Biscuits

Bisquicks ... the modern name for baking powder biscuits. The modern EASIER, QUICKER, SURER way of making those glorious, light, tender, fluffy biscuits so delicious with any meal... so smart for any party occasion.

Rolled Bisquicks

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  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 3/4 cup milk (or 2/3 cup water)

Stir milk into Bisquick. Beat dough hard for 30 seconds to make it tighten up enough to handle. Turn dough on well-floured, cloth covered board. Pat, round it up and fold over 3 times.

Roll out lightly with rolling pin, 1/2 to 1 inch thick, depending on how thick you want the biscuits. Cut with biscuit cutters. For biscuits with crusty sides, place a little apart on a baking sheet. For biscuits with soft sides, place close together. Bake quickly in a very hot oven, 475 F., 10 to 12 minutes.
This makes 18 biscuits cut with 1 3/4 inch cutter from 1/2 inch thick dough.

Dropped Bisquicks

Stir 1 cup milk or 7/8 cup water into 2 cups Bisquick. Mix well by beating dough for 30 seconds. Drop by spoonfuls on lightly greased baking sheet or into muffin pans.

Butter Cakes

Use Dropped Bisquick recipe and drop by small spoonfuls on a generously buttered griddle. Bake slowly until golden brown on bottom. Turn and bake until other side is golden brown and they are well done through - about 15 or 20 minutes.

Gloria Swanson

Gloria Swanson pageGloria Swanson is featured on page 22 of this old Bisquick recipe book, with her favorite, which is Cheese Bisquicks. It says, "This is the delicious type biscuit favored by Gloria Swanson for her intimate parties." Gloria Swanson, star of the United Artists picture, "Perfect Understanding."

Cheese Bisquicks

Add 1/2 cup grated cheese to 2 cups Bisquick and follow the recipe for Bisquicks.

Chocolate Bisquicks

Add 4 tablespoons cocoa to Bisquick dough recipe, and use 7/8 cup milk, instead of 3/4 cup.

Bran Bisquicks

Mix 1 1/2 cup Bisquick and 1/2 cup bran. Add 5/8 cup of milk. (5/8 cup is the same as 3/4 cup minus 2 tablespoons.) Mix and bake as Bisquicks. Roll the biscuits a little thicker than usual.

Wheaties Bisquicks

Add 1 cup or 2 cups Wheaties, depending on amount of Wheaties desired, to 2 cups Bisquick. Proceed as for Bisquicks. Use a little more milk (1 cup instead of 3/4 cup) when adding the 2 cups Wheaties.

Tomato Cheese Bisquicks

Add 4 tablespoons grated cheese to 2 cups Bisquick and follow recipe for Bisquicks, using 2/3 cup tomato juice for liquid in place of milk or water.

Orange Tea Bisquicks

Add grated rind of 1 orange to 2 cups Bisquick. Follow recipe for Bisquicks. When placed on pan, dip 1/2 cube of loaf sugar in orange juice and press into top of each Bisquick.

Jam Bisquicks

Make Bisquicks according to recipe on package. Cut with a small cutter. Place on a baking sheet. Put 1 tsp. raspberry jam on the top of each, slightly pressing it into the top. Orange Marmalade may be used or any preferred jam. Bake 10 to 12 minutes in a hot oven, 450 F.

Philadelphia Tea Cakes

Cut half the Bisquicks with round cutter; and the other half with a ring (donut cutter). Brush tops of plain rounds with beaten egg and milk; place doughnut shaped circles on top of plain rounds; sprinkle tops with confectioner's sugar and bake. Remove from baking sheet and put a teaspoon of jelly or jam in the center hole.

Hot Pimento Bisquicks

Make Rolled Bisquicks according to directions. Place a little apart in a heavy loaf pan. Melt a package of soft spreading Pimento Cheese with 2 tablespoons of butter. Pour hot cheese and butter over Bisquicks - just enough to cover. Bake 10 minutes in a hot oven, 450 F.

Cheese Roll-em-ups

2 cups of Bisquick
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup softened pimento cheese
3 Tblsp. butter

Make Bisquick dough according to directions for Rolled Bisquicks. Roll dough into a very long narrow oblong shape about 1/4 inch thick. Soften an easy spreading pimento cheese by blending in the butter and a little milk. (Or use 1 pkg. white cream cheese and blend with butter and 3 Tblsp. chopped pimentos.) Spread on Bisquick dough. Roll up as for Jelly Roll. (Be sure the roll is narrow) Place on baking sheet, and with a sharp knife slice 1/3 of the way through the roll every inch, to mark the slices. Bake 20 minutes in a hot oven 450 F. This makes 10 to 12 servings.
Note: Break apart with 2 forks at the places marked. Do not cut. Serve hot.

Whole Wheat Bisquicks

Substitute 1/2 to 1 cup of coarse whole wheat, depending on the amount of whole wheat desired, in place of the same amount of Bisquick in Bisquick recipe.

More Bisquick Recipes

Bisquick Coffee Cakes - A variety of coffeecakes and sweet rolls
Bisquick Short Cakes and Cupcakes - Shortcakes, cupcakes, loaf cakes
Bisquick Cookies - A variety of Bisquick cookies.
Bisquick Desserts - Deep dish apple pie, cobblers, pastries
Bisquick Donuts - Sweet breads like doughnuts
Bisquick Muffins - Several varieties of muffin recipes
Bisquick Quick Breads - Waffles, pancakes, scones, Parkerhouse Rolls
Impossible Pies - Recipes not in the Bisquick book

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