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Make Stovetop Biscuits To Beat The Heat

Biscuit cravings can strike at any time, even if the temperatures outside are topping 40 degrees. If you have the urge for something freshly-baked and sweet but don’t like the idea of firing up the oven, reach for your non-stick pan. Biscuits (or cookies as our US cousins have it) are surprisingly easy to make on the stove, and they take a fraction of the time.

Photo by Jim Duncan.

Kelsey Banfield, writing at The Family Kitchen, explains she used to have a tiny oven with no space for a full sheet of biscuits, so she would make a half-dozen or so in her pan. All you need to do is melt a little butter, make your favourite recipe, and then roll small balls of batter and drop them into the pan on super-low heat. Flatten them with a spatula, cover them up for about five minutes, and you’re all set. The key is keeping the heat nice and low and keeping the biscuits covered.

Obviously the process will take a little trial and error so you don’t burn the bottoms, but we have a trick for that, too. Best of all, you’ll have a plate of hot, fresh biscuits in no time at all.

Apartment Cooking: How to Make Cookies on the Stovetop [The Family Kitchen]


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