This is all about the convenience and creative versatility of Bisquick. Most people who grew up in Los Angeles fondly remember the Bisquick pancakes we had at home. It was wonderful to wake up to the dreamy aroma of breakfast. There was usually some fresh juice, tall, cold glasses of milk, toast, and eggs cooked just the way we liked them. We could practically taste the bacon, even before it ever landed on our plate, and we would just know that our future would include that good, old, sweet, sticky and satisfying loveliness of syrup. Sometimes we had real maple syrup, and sometimes it was red raspberry or strawberry. Breakfast was always a warm welcome whenever we got Pancakes.
The handy use of Bisquick (bisquick) allowed moms everywhere to save time, at least to some degree, prevent a terrible, kitchen clean-up and, at the same time, prepare pancakes with ease. Fluffy pancakes were no longer just for Sunday mornings anymore. One could enjoy them anytime!
Some home cooks discovered early on just how really versatile a box of Bisquick could be. Grandmas everywhere made the easiest, best, fluffiest dumplings, wonderful drop biscuits, and even smooth dinner rolls. We remember the smell of those lovely rolls wafting out of the oven. Variations were, and are still, endless.
We mixed and baked our Bisquick into cheese biscuits; herbs encrusted rolls, and even a rustic crust for pie. There are many savory and clever recipes as well as hundreds of sweet delicacies all enhanced with Bisquick. Coffeecake, cinnamon rolls, orange rolls. The list goes on and on.
More and creations, as the years have gone by, have been inspired by the use of Bisquick. We now have Hamburger Pies, Mini Muffins, Hot Dogs on a Stick, and Pizza, too. We have learned that we can even fry with Bisquick batter. This smart batter works especially well to coat cheese for delicious Fried Mozzarella Sticks. It is a terrific coating for bell peppers or just about any other fresh produce one wishes to fry. Substituting club soda or beer for the milk in this batter tends to lighten it up, too!
It is a wonder as to exactly what recipe will be the next incarnation for the use of Bisquick. We wonder what the employees at the Betty Crocker Company might think about that. By now, they probably think they have heard it all. We think there are still hundreds more ideas which will surface in time.
Try using ½ C. Bisquick, one egg, ¼ C. grated Parmesan Cheese, ¼ C. Club Soda, and a Teaspoon of garlic powder. Fold in some lightly steamed asparagus and/or some Broccoli and make into fritters. Drop this mixture with a tablespoon into heated oil. When these become golden, remove and drain on paper towels, place on a cookie sheet, dust with a little additional grated Parmesan Cheese and serve.
We now know that Bisquick is about more than just breakfast. We can thank the Betty Crocker Company, and look forward to better snacks and side dishes that can be whipped up in practically no time at all. We will continue to save time and energy, and still think about all those special times when both Mom and Grandma made us something that really seemed ‘home-made’.