Southern Cast Iron Cast Iron Baking 2016

From skillet suppers to classic sides, Dutch oven dinners to mouthwatering pies, Southern Cast Iron delivers the beloved flavors of classic home cooking. Southern Cast Iron highlights unique collectibles, shares tips for caring for your favorite pans, and gives in-depth stories of collectors, chefs, and foundries. Take a look inside the world of cast-iron cooking and history. Beautifully photographed and printed on high-quality paper, it’s a magazine to share with friends and family, and return to each time you pull your favorite skillet out of the cupboard.

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PASSED DOWN THROUGH GENERATIONS every pan, skillet, pone tray, and Dutch oven tells a story. Lacquered from years of suppers and desserts, the oldest cast-iron relics are blackened and bubbled from open-pit fires and hearth cooking. Heavy with history, each piece carries glorious cooking traditions as readily as it sops up seasoning. Baking cornbread, biscuits, pies, cobblers, and upsidedown cakes seasons skillets like nothing else can. Flavor seeps into cast iron’s porous surface, and years of loving use make it the original nonstick pan, perfect for gooey fillings and buttery toppings. Classic Southern cast-iron breads and desserts nourish the body and feed the soul. Cast iron’s unrivaled ability to produce dry, even heat makes it a staple for time-honored recipes. There’s simply no better way to bake up fluffy loaves, chewy…

2 min.
cleaning & care

RESPECT YOUR COOKWARE Taking care of your cast iron means understanding its likes and dislikes. LIKES Cooking with oil Dry cupboards Gentle cleaning DISLIKES Water Acidic foods Soaps and harsh abrasives CAST-IRON REVITALIZATION If your heirlooms fall victim to rust, don’t despair. Follow these steps to get them back in action. 1. Scrub with a stiff-bristle brush and hot soapy water to remove any rust or buildup. Rinse well, and dry completely 2. Brush a light coating of oil on inside and outside of pan. 3. Place a sheet of foil or a rimmed baking sheet on lower rack of oven to catch drips. Place oiled pan upside down on middle rack of oven. 4. Bake at 350° for about 1 hour. Turn off oven, and let pan cool in oven. Repeat as necessary. Store in a cool, dry place. SEASONING TIP Be…

9 min.
breakfast favorites

Orange Sweet Rolls Buttermilk Biscuits Cinnamon Dutch Baby Cherry Sweet Rolls Apple-Ginger Scones Buttermilk-Raisin Soda Bread Country Ham and Cheese Dutch Baby Old-Fashioned Cinnamon Rolls with browned butter OLD-FASHIONED CINNAMON ROLLS WITH BROWNED BUTTER Makes 13 1 cup warm water (105° to 110°) 4 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided 1 (0.25-ounce) package active dry yeast 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided 2 cups bread flour 11⁄2 teaspoons salt 1⁄2 cup canola oil 1 large egg, lightly beaten 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon Browned Butter (recipe follows) Cinnamon Roll Glaze (recipe follows) 1. In a small bowl, stir together 1 cup warm water, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, and yeast; let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 cup all-purpose flour, bread flour, salt, and remaining 2 tablespoons granulated sugar. 3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the…

6 min.

Southern Cornbread Bacon and Chive Corn Muffins Cracklin' Cornbread Corn Sticks with okra Browned Butter and Thyme Cornbread Barbecue Pork Stuffed Corn Muffins JalapeNo and Goat Cheese Cornbread Tip Be sure to get the skillet nice and hot before pouring in the batter —that’s the secret to a crispy crust. SOUTHERN CORNBREAD Makes 1 (10-inch) skillet 2 tablespoons rendered bacon fat 1 cup stone-ground cornmeal 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda 11⁄2 cups whole buttermilk 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 large egg 1. Preheat oven to 425°. Place bacon fat in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet, and place skillet in oven to preheat. 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. In another medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, melted butter, and egg. Gradually stir buttermilk mixture into cornmeal mixture just until combined. Carefully remove…

11 min.
yeast breads

Bacon-Stuffed Cheesy Garlic Rolls Dutch Oven Bread Onion Twist Bread Cranberry-Pecan Bread Fig and Onion Focaccia Rosemary-Cheese Bread Multigrain Bread Cheddar Cheddar and Onion Yeast Rolls Buttery Herb Bread BACON-STUFFED CHEESY GARLIC ROLLS Makes 10 1 (16-ounce) bag deli pizza dough 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter, softened 11⁄2 cups shredded sharp white Cheddar cheese,divided 1 cup cooked crumbled bacon, divided 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic 1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt 1⁄8 teaspoon ground black pepper 1. Spray a 9-inch cast-iron skillet with cooking spray. 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 16x10-inch rectangle. Spread butter onto dough, leaving a 1-inch border around edges. In a small bowl, stir together 1 cup cheese, 3⁄4 cup bacon, 2 tablespoons parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper; sprinkle onto butter. 3. Starting at one long side, roll dough into a log, and press edge to seal. Turn log seam…

12 min.
cakes & cookies

Pear-Almond Cake Warm Chocolate Lava Cakes Citrus Upside Down Cake Strawberry Pound Cakes Chocolate-Pecan Snickerdoodle Skillet Cookie Cherry-Almond Skillet Cake Gooey Butter Biscoff Cake Blueberry-Cornmeal Skillet Cake Upside Down Black Forest Skillet Cake Butterscotch-Pecan Cookies Pineapple Upside Down Cake Skillet Carrot Cake Skillet Pound Cake with Fresh Peach Sauce PEAR-ALMOND CAKE Makes 1 (9-inch) cake 1 cup butter, softened 11⁄2 cups granulated sugar 3 large eggs 2 cups all-purpose flour 1⁄4 teaspoon salt 1⁄3 cup whole milk 1⁄2 teaspoon almond extract 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 large red pear, halved, cored,and cut into 10 slices 1⁄2 cup sliced almonds Confectioners’ sugar 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9-inch cast-iron skillet with cooking spray 2. In a large bowl, beat butter and granulated sugar with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape sides of bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until combined after each addition. 3. In a…