Thursday, June 14, 2012

Homemade Bisquick

Yield: 6 cups


6 cups all purpose flour
3 tablespoons baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter

Mix all dry ingredients. Cut in cold butter with pastry cutter. Store in an airtight container in the frig for up to three months.

Applesauce Pancakes

These were made in what I would like to call desperation...I think that it is fitting. I had been gone for 6 days and Wade was gone for 2. I cleaned out the refrigerator before I left. He diet would only consist of hot dogs and beer when I am gone anyways. I came home at 11:30 at night and obviously didn't go to the store. Here is the bread and no eggs. Little did I know when I started making the pancakes, I forgot we didn't have eggs. I looked on -line for egg substitutes and was coming up empty-handed. Finally...DING! DING! I replace applesauce for oil, I will try it. If nothing else, the chickens can get a real treat. Lucky for me, they tasted great. So, here is the recipe. I like my pancakes with peanut butter on them, but I did try them without the peanut butter and they tasted amazing.

Applesauce Pancakes

2 c. Bisquick Mix (I make mine from scratch...will post the recipe later)
1 1/4 c. milk
1/2 c. applesauce

Mix until combined. The batter might be a little clumpy, and that's okay. Cook as you normally would. They seem to take a little longer than regular pancakes. I used homemade applesauce and it was a little chunky, it was great biting into an apple chunk.

Also, you can make different variations of this...add cinnamon, apple pie spice, cheese, you name it.