Mar 13, 2007

Skillet Bread

With our new baby due so soon I have been really tired and my back has been aching so I haven't felt much like cooking. This morning was no exception. Then I remembered a quick recipe I knew my girls would enjoy. My grandmother used to make this bread for me when I was growing up. These are kind of like fried biscuits. They are really soft inside and go wonderfully with butter and jam or honey. They were such a hit today and I didn't even get an opportunity to take a picture :0)

Skillet Bread

2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 c. milk
1 c. water

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir until well combined. Heat 3 Tbsp. oil or butter in a skillet over medium - medium high heat. Drop batter by large spoonfuls into the skillet. As soon as bread begins to set enough that you are able, turn them with a spatula and press down on them to flatten a bit. Lower the heat and cover the skillet and allow them to steam to cook the inside. Keep a close eye on these, the outsides will burn easily!

10 comments:

Happy Homemaker said...

Sounds good! I'll have to try it for my kiddos. Congrats on the upcoming bundle of joy!

Sarah Caron said...

Yum and it sounds so easy! Are they good for breakfast?

Michele said...

Thanks so much for the congratulations :0) We are so excited! Only 6 weeks to go!

Sarah, yes these are wonderful for breakfast and very easy too.

Cherie said...

My family wanted pancakes this morning, but we were out of eggs. This was even better. Thanks for sharing.

Michele said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed them Cherie. I think we will be having them tomorrow morning again, my girls love them :)

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Michele said...

Thanks jeena :0)

Anonymous said...

Awesome recipe! I made it and IT ACTUALLY CAME OUT FINE! I dumped all of it into the skillet though, and used whole-wheat flour. Healthy & hearty!

Anonymous said...

I was searching for a recipe reminiscent of bread my mom used to make. I found it in these. I have made it several time using whole wheat flour and we really like them. Today I made it with half whole wheat half all purpose and added a tablespoon of brown sugar and 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries. Yummy! It was a twist on blueberry muffins(much easier.)

Anonymous said...

Chef Michele, I love this recipe!! I first made it with whole-wheat flour, and like the commenter above, dumped it ALL into a pan and covered it with a lid to steam cook it. The WW flour made it so hearty, I could only eat a few bites at a time.

I find if I make it with white flour I end up eating more of it to feel full (empty calories, I suppose).