Make Stovetop Biscuits To Beat The Heat

Make Stovetop Biscuits To Beat The Heat
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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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