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Bisquick Recipe


My good friend, Bess Mercado, cooked Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuits which has bisquick as the main ingredient.

By all account this Red Lobster Cheddar bay biscuit is rather delicious.  It is therefore worth finding out how it is cooked especially as I have never heard of a bakery selling them in London.

I am not familiar with bisquick to be honest. But I want to know what is it.

Thank goodness, I found and easy recipe for it which as follows.

Bisquick Recipe



  • 3 cups plain flour (all purpose flour)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¹/3 cup butter or margarine

Method of Preparation:

  • To correctly mix the baking powder and salt with the flour, they must be sift three times into a mixing bowl.
  • Cut the butter or margarine into small cubes and rub them in to the sifted flour until they resemble bread crumbs.
  • Now it is ready to go; it can be cooked immediately or keep in the fridge for a few weeks until needed.


Food & Cookery: Knowing Terms & Condition

I don’t like gourmet cooking or ‘this’ cooking or ‘that’ cooking. I like good cooking.
– James Beard (1903-1985; American Chef and food writer)

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Jean, Cooking

If you are like me, I get put off with recipes that have alien (to me) terms.  Words that I am not really familiar with, thus, I often miss the chance of trying out an otherwise lovely recipe.

So let us make some of these words knowable and add it to our brainy cookery encyclopedia.

Let’s make cooking fun and not a rocket science like 🙂

Cookery is not chemistry.  It is an art.  it requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurement.
– Marcel Boulestin

I feel a recipe is only a theme, which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation.

Madame Benoit

Food & Cookery: Knowing Terms & Condition

All purpose flour (American) is known as plain flour in the UK.

Anchovies is called dilis in the Philippines

Aubergine (UK) is eggplant in USA.

Chickpeas are also known as garbanzo or ceci beans.

Ciabatta is an Italian loaf which is airy and often used to make the popular hot sandwich called panini, available in most trendy coffee shops.

Cornstarch (USA) is the same with Cornflour (UK)

gochujang (Korean) Hot chili pepper paste (made from mouth-watering, eye-watering minced bird’s eye chilis

Mixed Herbs – is a compilation of different dried herbs such as Basil, Marjoram, Oregano, Sage, Thyme and Rosemary mixed together in equal measure.  Ideal for casseroles and stews.

Prawns (UK) are also shrimps (USA)

Scallion (USA) is the same with Spring Onion (UK)

Shortening is butter or margarine type used in baking.  In UK shortening can be substituted by Stork or Flora White

Zucchini (USA) is also known as Courgette (UK)


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