Find your favorite Bisquick recipe (one is below), but make your own substitute. Bisquick is simply a mixture of flour, leavening, shortening/fat, and salt.
The following recipe calls for 2 cups of Bisquick. To get 2 cups of substitute, do this:
Pull out a one-cup measuring cup. Put in the bottom of it: 2 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 cup shortening, coconut oil, or softened butter. Fill the cup the rest of the way with flour, and level off. Dump this into your mixing bowl and mash with a fork until the butter/shortening is mixed in. Add one more cup of flour. This is your "Bisquick". Proceed with the rest of the recipe. You can find a ton of recipes at the Bisquick site.
7-Up Biscuits (especially tender and light)
◦3 Tbsp butter, cut in 3-4 pieces
◦2 cups Bisquick
◦1/2 cup sour cream
◦1/2 cup 7-Up or other lemon lime soda
Preheat the oven to 450 F. Put the butter in a 9x9 pan and put it in the oven to melt. Meanwhile, put the Bisquick (or your substitute ! ) in a bowl and stir the sour cream into it. Stir in the 7-Up. This dough is soft. Pull the melted butter out of the oven. Sprinkle some flour on the counter, dump the dough out on top of it, and sprinkle the dough with a little bit of flour. Pat it about 1/2" thick. Cut with a biscuit cutter, a canning jar ring, or the mouth of a drinking glass. (You can pat it into a square, and cut 9 even squares out of it, instead.) Put the biscuits in the pan, on top of the melted butter, and baked about 10 minutes, until golden brown.
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