Skillet Update

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….

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