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]