DIY Bisquick – Kitchen Challenge #7

I’ve now made pancakes from scratch and biscuits from scratch, so what use could I possibly have for Bisquick, right?  Well, I’ll tell you.  One of Stephen’s favorite foods is Poppyseed Rolls, which his mother dutifully shared the recipe for.  I’ve been wanting to make these for Stephen since we moved here (and God knows he’s been asking me to), but I didn’t have Bisquick, which is a key ingredient.  I figured there had to be a simple recipe for it – flour and baking soda and what else?  Thank you, internet, for providing the answer.

Using this recipe from, I whipped up a batch of Bisquick one Friday afternoon.  I really wanted to surprise Stephen with the poppyseed rolls, so I premixed everything I could, then told him I was planning on making breakfast in the morning.  “Pancakes?” he asked.  “Yep,” I said, as innocently as possible, fingers crossed behind my back.

I got up the next morning and closed the kitchen door so that he could watch TV without me disturbing him with the noise (at least, that’s the impression I gave – I just didn’t want him to see what I was doing!).  I made the rolls, praying he wouldn’t come in, cut off the raw ends for him (as instructed…no, really, it’s part of the recipe, “save the cut off end pieces  for Stephen to eat raw”), and popped the rolls into the oven.  Then I carried the raw ends out to him with a smile.

Yeah, I’m an awesome wife.

Poppyseed rolls

I’m intentionally challenging myself in the kitchen, working with new ingredients, attempting more challenging dishes, and doing it all while grocery shopping in a foreign language.  Read more about my Personal Kitchen Challenge here.

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11 thoughts on “DIY Bisquick – Kitchen Challenge #7

  1. Megan

    HAHAHAH! This is awesome, and if you should ever make them while I am around…the raw ends should also be saved for Megan! 😉 If Stephen will share! How did they turn out?

  2. Pam

    And Stephen is a lucky man! Sometimes the cut off ends are pretty wide. Ask him about the cookie recipe we got out of the Muppet’s encyclopedia.

    • Oh – oops! I guess I’ve probably been stingy with the ends! I might as well make a double batch and just give him a full one as the “ends.”

  3. those look really tasty. jon’s always requesting his mom’s lasagna. but i am not a good enough wife to make it. i think it’s so so nasty that i just tell him to ask his mother to make it when we’re in town. 🙂

    • Ha! I’m not a lasagna fan, either, so I probably wouldn’t make it for Stephen, either. 🙂

  4. usdikananesgi

    Where in the world were you when I first moved here and wanted to just cook something familiar? Of course, two years in, all that stuff is just called “comfort food” and is equally welcome. Now if I could only find the equivalent of Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage, I can enjoy biscuits and gravy again.

    • Ah, yes, Jimmy Dean. You did read my Biscuit post didn’t you (linked above)? I attempted to get breakfast sausage….and it really wasn’t breakfast sausage. I haven’t tried since then…

      • usdikananesgi

        You mean that one where you tried to fry up thick slices of that balogna-like meat product? That reminds me of that one time I bought horse sausage because I hadn’t learned animal words in Finnish yet.

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