Bisquick Heart Smart Baking Mix; $2.89 per 40-ounce box.
Bonnie: There's a new Bisquick all-purpose mix available for thoseconcerned about heart health. It contains 2.5 grams of fat, with nosaturated fat nor trans fats. Regular Bisquick has 6 total grams offat, including 1.5 grams of both saturated fat and trans fats.
This new Bisquick also contains more calcium and iron than theregular, which is why I'd recommend Bisquick Heart Smart for anyone whouses Bisquick.
Carolyn: Bisquick was invented by a railroad chef who needed to getfresh, hot biscuits into the dining car before his customers detrained.
Nowadays, Pillsbury refrigerated and frozen biscuits are muchquicker, but the versatility of this blend of fat, flour and leavening(it could just as easily now be called Pancakquick or Casserolquick)explains its survival into this health-conscious age.
Bisquick Heart Smart replaces Bisquick Light and is even better for you, having even less fat and more good additives.
I haven't baked with Bisquick Light recently enough to say muchabout it. But in a side-by-side biscuit test of Heart Smart vs. regularBisquick, the difference was both noticeable and unacceptable. TheHeart Smart biscuits lacked the regular Bisquick's -- and any goodbiscuit's -- flaky texture and rich, "short" taste.
That's why I'd recommend Heart Smart only to people with heartconditions, or candidates for the same based on the large volume of"short" baked goods they make.