Bisquick is a versatile ingredient that can be used in many recipes, some of which you wouldn’t expect. Take our Bisquick brownies recipe, for instance. Using Bisquick, you’ll save yourself quite a bit of time, and they are really soft and delicious. This article will show you how to make Bisquick brownies. We’ll also run through some variations and give you a few pointers to help you along the way. Let’s roll up our sleeves and begin.
How To Make Bisquick Brownies
You aren’t going to need a lot of equipment to make these homemade Bisquick brownies. A large mixing bowl will be essential. Apart from that, you’ll need a spoon, a measuring cup, and a baking tin.
When making our Bisquick brownie recipe, we use a microwave in one stage to save time. IF you have the day to yourself or don’t have a microwave, we’ve included a workaround in our tips and tricks section below.
Some people prefer their brownies to be on the gooey side. Due to how these are made, they are slightly more akin to a cake, but if you want a layer of sticky goodness, add some more chocolate frosting. The gooeyness is on the outside instead of the inside.
The recipe comes in a few stages. The first stage is melting chocolate and butter. The second stage is mixing all of the ingredients together, and the last step is baking the brownies. Each step is really straightforward. You can go from having your ingredients laid out in front of you to a rack of hot and tasty chocolate brownies in under 40 minutes.
Let’s look at a few techniques and alternatives to the standard recipe, so you can get a really great tasting brownie!
Tips & Tricks
- We talked about making your brownies gooey by using more chocolate frosting. You want the frosting to remain soft and oozy. To ensure this, make sure you spread the chocolate frosting while the brownies are still warm
- If you don’t have Bisquick to hand, you can make your own. Once you have done this, there are loads of recipes that Bisquick can be used for. Simply mix 6 cups of white flour, 3 tablespoons of baking powder, and a couple of teaspoons of salt. Add a cup of cubed shortening, mix well, and there you have it!
- If you make your own Bisquick, be sure to use baking powder and not baking soda. The two are similar and act as a raising agent, but baking soda needs an acid to ‘activate’. If you don’t have this in a recipe, it will just taste metallic, and it won’t rise.
- In our recipe, we like to add a little crunch by adding pecans. If you don’t have pecans, any nut will do. Alternatives are crumbled hazelnuts, toasted walnuts, or even almond slices.
- In this recipe, we use a microwave to melt the butter and sugar together. If you haven’t got one, it isn’t a problem. You will need an extra bowl and a pan half-filled with water. Add your chocolate and butter to the bowl. Place the bowl on top of the pan and bring the water up to a simmer. The steam heats the bowl, and the bowl melts the chocolate and butter. Simple!
- You can use any chocolate for this recipe, but we recommend baking chocolate. The reason being is that it is designed to melt at high heat, without splitting.
When Should You Cut Your Brownies
How you cut your Bisquick brownies is up to you.
When you cut your brownies is a different matter. Now, there is a certain pleasure to be had by making crumbly brownies that you can pick apart with your fingers.
For uniform and neat Bisquick brownies, only cut them once they have cooled. Otherwise, you will find that they tend to break apart.
How To Store Your Brownies
Store your brownies in an airtight container.
They should stay good for up to a week. IF they are a little crispy around the edges due to age, you can still save them. Just microwave for 30 seconds or give them 10 minutes in a 200°F oven.
Brownies are not a complicated dessert to make at the best of times. With our Bisquick brownie recipe, they are even easier. All of the amounts above can be doubled if you want to make more (hint, you will). If you enjoy this recipe, you’re certain to like our other bisquick recipes. There’s one for every occasion.
What’s the strangest place you’ve seen Bisquick used? Let us know in the comments below.