I found a recipe, recently, that I really wanted to try, however, it called for 1 cup of commercial Bisquick, an item I don't usually stock in my pantry. I wasn't too keen on buying a whole box of Bisquick (when I only needed a cup of it) so I went Internet surfing for a Bisquick clone recipe.
I found several but they all called for shortening (not exactly what I was looking for). Then I found the following recipe, which uses Canola oil (on http://www.food.com/ ) I used it to make biscuits for dinner tonight and we were VERY pleased with the light, flaky results. They were very similar to commercial Bisquick biscuits (picky-picky husband said the were much better than Bisquick) and you can NOT beat the convenience!! I intend to keep a canister of this mix in my pantry from now on.
This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled and I love that the ingredients are always on hand.
BISQUICK CLONE MIX
4� cups all purpose flour
4 tablespoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons Canola oil
Whisk everything together (I used my stand mixer with the whisk attachment) but a hand whisk would work just as well, it will look like this.
BISCUITS (makes 6)
2� cups Bisquick Clone Mix
2/3 cup milk
Mix with a spoon until it comes together, then turn out onto your counter that has been dusted with a little more of the dry mix (don't use flour). Knead lightly 10 times, then pat to 1/2" thick. Cut with 2�" biscuit cutter. Place on greased cookie sheet (I use parchment) and brush with melted butter. The melted butter is optional, but we like them that way.
Bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes (my electric oven took 12 minutes).