For those surviving without ovens.

As an expat from the States, it can be difficult having loved and lost your oven... but there's a plethora of recipes to meet your tastebuds' needs using stovetop, crockpot, and even microwaving methods! This blog will provide recipes spanning from sidedishes to desserts, funky to traditional, and a few things in between. Enjoy!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Skillet Biscuits!

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 /2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup milk

1. Mix dry ingredients in bowl
2. Cut in the butter with a fork, add the milk all at once, and stir vigorously until the dough stiffens
3. Knead the dough in bowl until all clumped together.
4. place on floured surface and either press down with hands or roll out to 1/2 inch thick.
5. Cut into shapes with cup, biscuit cutter, or just use a knife to make squares!
6. Heat skillet to a low temperature.
7. Lightly oil pan and place one trial biscuit in pan. Cover with lid and let cook for about 3-4 minutes.
8. Once nicely browned, flip and repeat.

Each cook range is different, so try one biscuit first to get the feel for your needed settings, then you can "bake" them in bigger batches. Just put as any as will fit on the flat surface of the skillet.

Variations: Add 1/2 cup of grated, sharp chedar cheese to the dough just before you mix in the milk. also try a springkling of you favorite spice or herb ,or some green onion or chives

(courtesy Lindsey Lett)


Laura in... said...

Thank you so much for this recipe! I live in West Africa and I have been missing my oven so I went looking for ovenless recipes and found your blog. I just made these and I can't believe how well they turned out despite not having an oven!


Terra said...

I'm so excited for this recipe! I made these for both biscuits and gravy (my favorite and much missed breakfast!) and to go with the corn soup. So good! I live in Korea and not having an oven can be really trying sometimes! Thanks for being a lifesaver!