I swear I am not obsessing over this cast iron skillet (okay, maybe a little), but it deserves some praise for all its hard work this week. Last night I decided to make biscuits in it. I made a regular batch of biscuits and placed them in the well-oiled skillet. I didn’t preheat it or anything, then placed it in the preheated oven.
The biscuits were perfect – raised nicely, evenly golden brown and a bit of crunch on the bottom. The one drawback was I could only fit 7 in the skillet. I had to cook the other 3 on a conventional baking sheet and they paled, literally, by comparison. I used a basic biscuit recipe:
Biscuits in a Skillet
- 2 cups white flour
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- ¾ tsp salt
- 1/3 cup shortening
- ¾ cup milk
large bowl and cast iron skillet
Mix dry ingredients together, cut in shortening, add milk. Stir quickly with a fork until completely moistened, don’t over mix. Knead gently on floured surface for 10-12 strokes. Roll out to ½ inch thick, cut into biscuits. Place in cast iron skillet, bit of space between them, and bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.
Tonight I’m going to try a pizza in it. I’ll post a full recipe if it turns out okay. Until then….