General Mills says that Bisquick’s story started in 1930 on a train. A sales executive for the company, Carl Smith, was astounded at how rapidly he was served biscuits fresh out of the oven after ordering in the dining car while traveling. He inquired with the chef about the hot plate of biscuits, and the chef shared his secret: that he stored the blended biscuit mix so that it could be ready at a moment’s notice. Smith recognized the utility of a premade mix, and brought the idea back to the company, and developments for a ready made boxed biscuit mix got underway, resulting in Bisquick. You can still make the original biscuits with your Bisquick, but you can also unlock the greater potential of the box by making any of the following seven recipes.
1. Cream Cheese Bisquick Pound Cake
Banana Wonder elevates an ordinary Bisquick pound cake by using a really high quality dark chocolate. Bring this moist, dense pound cake up to your standards by using your preferred chocolate brand and variety.
- 2 cups Original Bisquick mix
- ¾ cup sugar
- ½ cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
- 5 ounces good dark chocolate, chopped
Directions: Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan. Beat all ingredients except chocolate in a bowl for 30 seconds, scraping bowl frequently. Beat on medium speed for 4 minutes. Melt chocolate either by melting in microwave or heating on stove at low heat. Slowly incorporating half of the batter into the chocolate. Pour remaining batter into loaf. Top with chocolate batter and swirl with butter knife. Bake for 50 minutes or until cake springs back. Cool before cutting.