Troubleshooting Guide - Bisquick™

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  • Why are my Bisquick™ biscuits tough?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Too much dusting flour used

    Use only enough flour to keep the dough from sticking to the bench.

    Dough mixed too long

    Hand mixing is the primary make-up method. If machine mixing, follow package directions. If possible, use an electric timer to automatically shut off the mixer.

    Either water or buttermilk/milk temperature is too high

    Cold liquid (50°F) is recommended. Warmer liquid can activate the leavening system too soon.

    Excessive folding or kneading of dough

    Give the dough a single fold. Do not knead.

  • Why does Bisquick™ biscuits have dry eating quality?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Too much dusting flour used

    Use only enough flour to keep the dough from sticking to the bench.

    Too little water or buttermilk/milk

    Follow package directions for proper liquid amounts. If possible, use a scale to weigh the liquid.

    Oven temperature is incorrect

    Follow package directions for proper oven temperatures. Have oven checked for accuracy using an oven thermometer.

    Biscuits left in the warmer too long.

    Keep biscuits in the warmer for no more than 2 hours at 150°F

  • Why are Bisquick™ biscuits stiff or sticky?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Incorrect amount of water or buttermilk/milk

    Follow package directions for proper liquid amounts. If possible, use a scale to weigh the liquid.

    Incorrect water or buttermilk/milk temperature

    Cold liquid (50°F) is recommended.

  • Why Bisquick™ biscuits have low volume?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Water or buttermilk/milk temperature is too high

    Cold liquid (50°F) is recommended.

    Over mixing

    Hand mixing is the primary make-up method. If machine mixing, follow package directions. If possible, use an electric timer to automatically shut off the mixer.

    Too much dusting flour used

    Use only enough flour to keep the dough from sticking to the bench.

    Dough rolled too thin

    Follow package directions for proper dough thickness. Use rails to ensure uniformity in dough thickness.

    Soft dough

    Too much liquid. Follow package directions for proper liquid amounts. If possible, use a scale to weigh the liquid.

    Oven temperature is too low

    Follow package directions for proper oven temperatures. Have oven checked for accuracy using an oven thermometer.

  • Why are Bisquick™ biscuits raw interior?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Biscuit is too thick

    Use biscuit rails to ensure uniformity in dough thickness.

    Incorrect oven temperature/baking time

    Follow package directions for proper oven temperatures and baking times. Have oven checked for accuracy using an oven thermometer.

  • What is causing misshapen Bisquick™ pancake?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Batter dropped onto the griddle from too great a distance.

    Place pancake depositor close to the griddle.

    Batter is too thick.

    Follow package directions for preparing pancake batter. If possible, use a scale to weigh the milk.

  • What causes low volume Bisquick™ pancake?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Batter is too thin.

    Follow package directions for preparing pancake batter. If possible, use a scale to weigh the milk.

    Batter is too warm.

    Follow package directions for preparing pancake batter. Milk temperature should not be above room temperature. Do not store batter near the griddle.

    Batter is too old.

    Batter should not be kept for more than 48 hours.

    Griddle temperature is too cool.

    Have the griddle temperature checked for accuracy. Temperature should be approximately 375°F

    Stir batter lightly before depositing.

  • Why are Bisquick™ pancake tough?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Batter is too old.

    Batter should not be kept for more than 48 hours.

    Incorrect batter temperature.

    Follow package directions for preparing pancake batter. Milk temperature should not be above or below room temperature.

    Pancake was turned more than once

    Bake for 1 1/2 minutes per side. Turn only once.

    Pancakes are over baked

    Bake for 1 1/2 minutes per side. Make sure griddle is 375°F

    Batter was over mixed

    When machine mixing, mix only until batter is smooth.

  • Why are the Bisquick™ pancakes sticking to the griddle?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Griddle temperature is too cool.

    Griddle temperature should be approximately 375°F. Have griddle temperature checked for accuracy.

    Griddle is dirty.

    Clean and grease griddle before each use.

  • Why do the Bisquick™ pancakes have an uneven crust color?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Excessive grease on griddle.

    Clean and lightly grease griddle before each use.

    Hot and cold spots on griddle.

    Check griddle for hot and cold spots with a surface thermometer.

  • Why is there excessive volume Bisquick™ baked pancake?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Batter is too thick.

    Follow package directions for preparing pancake batter. If possible, use a scale to weigh the milk.

    Batter is too cold.

    When using a refrigerated batter, warm slightly before using. Stir the batter lightly with a whire whip before depositing the pancakes.

    Batter has separated.

    Stir batter lightly before depositing.