Southern Cast Iron Cast Iron Baking 2017

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2 min.
easy tips for better baking

Measuring Matters Using a knife, stir the flour around to fluff it up. Spoon flour into a measuring cup, then level off the cup using the flat edge of a knife. Test Your Yeast Combine warm water, yeast, and sugar, and wait 5 minutes until frothy and bubbling. If the mixture doesn’t froth or bubble, chances are your yeast has expired and you will need to try a new package. Use a fresh package of yeast for the best results. Knead to Know Once the dough comes together, you will need to knead it until it’s smooth and elastic. This develops the gluten, which gives the bread good structure and a nice chewy texture. • By hand: 10 minutes • With a stand mixer: 7 minutes CAST-IRON USE & CARE If you take the time to properly care for…

7 min.
perfect biscuits

BUTTERMILK BISCUITS SNICKERDOODLE BISCUITS SPICY CHEESE BISCUITS DILL & CORNMEAL DROP BISCUITS SWEET POTATO BISCUITS CHOCOLATE CHIP BISCUITS SAUSAGE & CHIVE BISCUIT WEDGES STRAWBERRY BISCUIT WEDGES PECAN & GOAT CHEESE BISCUITS BUTTERMILK BISCUITS Makes about 8 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 3⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar 1⁄2 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed 1 cup whole buttermilk, divided 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted FIRST Preheat oven to 425°. NEXT In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Using a pastry blender or 2 forks, cut in cold butter until mixture is crumbly. Gradually add 3⁄4 cup buttermilk, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. Add remaining 1⁄4 cup buttermilk, if needed. NEXT On a lightly floured surface, gently knead dough 4 or 5 times. Roll dough 3⁄4 inch thick. Fold dough in half; roll 3⁄4 inch thick again. Using a 21⁄2-inch cutter dipped…

14 min.
sweet & savory breads

HOMEMADE DILL ROLLS STRAWBERRY SWIRL BREAD APPLE BUTTER SWEET ROLLS STRAWBERRY STREUSEL BREAD MULTI-GRAIN DUTCH OVEN BREAD SANDWICH BREAD ROSEMARY FOCACCIA BROWNED BUTTER PECAN ROLLS ORANGE-CARDAMOM BREAKFAST BREAD TWIST SOUR CREAM CORNSTICKS JALAPENO & GOAT CHEESE CORNBREAD HOMEMADE DILL ROLLS Makes 12 1 (0.25-ounce) package active dry yeast 1⁄4 cup warm water (105° to 110°) 22⁄3 cups bread flour 1 large egg 1 cup small-curd whole-milk cottage cheese 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh dill 3 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened 11⁄2 teaspoons kosher salt 11⁄2 teaspoons onion powder 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper Garnish: melted butter, sea salt FIRST In a small bowl, stir together yeast and 1⁄4 cup warm water. Let stand until bubbly, about 5 minutes. NEXT In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment, combine flour, egg, cottage cheese, dill, sugar, butter, salt, onion powder, baking soda, and pepper. Add yeast mixture, and beat at medium…

10 min.
cake favorites

COCONUT CAKE RASPBERRY JAM COFFEE CAKE upside-down pecan pound cakes warm chocolate lava cakes STRAWBERRY SKILLET CAKE SKILLET CARROT CAKE Pineapple Mini Upside-Down Cakes LEMON POPPY SEED CAKE CHOCOLATE & PEANUT BUTTER BANANA UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE POUND CAKE WITH BLUEBERRY SAUCE COCONUT CAKE Makes 1 (10-inch) cake 3⁄4 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup sugar 4 large egg yolks 1⁄2 teaspoon coconut extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda 1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt 2⁄3 cup sour cream 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut 1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed Garnish: toasted sweetened flaked coconut FIRST Preheat oven to 375°. Spray a 10-inch cast-iron skillet with cooking spray. NEXT In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes, stopping to scrape sides of bowl. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in coconut extract. NEXT In a…

6 min.
cookies & bars

CHOCOLATE-BUTTERSCOTCH SKILLET BROWNIES BUTTERSCOTCH-PECAN BLONDIES S MORES BROWNIES SNICKERDOODLE SKILLET COOKIE CHOCOLATE CHIP SKILLET COOKIE NUTELLA-SWIRLED BLONDIES OATMEAL-TOFFEE SKILLET COOKIE CHOCOLATE-BUTTERSCOTCH SKILLET BROWNIES Makes about 10 servings 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 1 (4-ounce) bar unsweetened chocolate, chopped 2 cups granulated sugar 11⁄2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar 5 large eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 12⁄3 cups all-purpose flour 1⁄8 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup butterscotch morsels 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels 1 cup toasted pecans, chopped Vanilla ice cream, to serve FIRST Preheat oven to 350°. In a 12-inch cast-iron skillet, place 2 tablespoons butter. Place skillet in oven to preheat. NEXT In a small saucepan, melt chocolate and remaining 1 cup butter over medium-low heat, stirring until smooth. Let cool slightly. NEXT In a large bowl, beat sugars, eggs, and vanilla with a mixer at medium-high speed until fluffy and pale. Reduce speed to medium-low; gradually add…

9 min.
skillet cobblers

BLUEBERRY-PEACH COBBLER STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE COBBLER BLACKBERRY-NECTARINE COBBLER MIXED BERRY COBBLER WITH VANILLA-HONEY BISCUITS PEACH-GINGER COBBLERs RASPBERRY-BLACKBERRY SOUR CREAM COBBLER APRICOT-ALMOND COBBLER STRAWBERRY COBBLER APRICOT-RASPBERRY COBBLER BLUEBERRY-PEACH COBBLER Makes about 8 servings 6 to 8 cups fresh peaches, peeled and sliced (about 8 medium peaches) 11⁄2 cups fresh blueberries 2⁄3 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar, divided 1⁄4 cup bourbon 21⁄2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1⁄4 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed 1⁄2 cup heavy whipping cream Vanilla ice cream, to serve FIRST Preheat oven to 375°. NEXT In a large bowl, combine peaches, blueberries, 1⁄3 cup sugar, bourbon, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Spoon fruit mixture into a 10-inch cast-iron skillet. NEXT In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, 1⁄3 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender or 2 forks, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Add cream, stirring gently just until…