Friday, February 23, 2018

Cast Iron Cooking and Baking On Friday

Happy Friday,

   Most of you all know how much I enjoy using my cast iron pieces for cooking and baking.
   I grew up with cast iron, and when I got married my Hubs loves it too so we have been collecting pieces together for over 35 years now.
   I thought I would share links to recipes and more on Fridays using cast iron.
   I have had neighbors tell me I need to get rid of my cast iron pieces since I am a senior now. No way I tell them haha  
   It now takes two hands now to pick up a piece but I love it too much to stop using it now. It is pretty much all I use too except for my vintage revere ware pieces.

   Yesterday I wanted to bake up something with apples but didn't want to make a crust or use the oven. So, I am thinking years ago when cooks used a wood cook stove or even hearth cooking there must have been times when they didn't want to set up the oven.

   So I decided to make up a pie filling like I always do-apples, apple pie spice, instant tapioca, and a sweetener this time I used agave. I also added in a few dried rainier cherries.
    I got out one of my seasoned cast iron skillets; put just a little bit of water on the bottom. Set my gas flame to low and poured in the apple mixture. Placed a lid on top-I have cast iron lids.
   Once the apples were almost cooked through, I mixed up a big handful of gluten free old fashioned oats, a tablespoon of melted butter, a couple tablespoons of gluten free all purpose flour, cinnamon-mixed that up and put it on top of the apples. Placed the lid on top 
    I was working on supper at the time, so I just checked everything about every 10 minutes or so. Turned out delicious. With the addition of the instant tapioca you can see the dish absorbed all of the extra liquid.
   I will be making this again with other fresh fruits.

Here is a link I found for cast iron desserts  these recipes say for fall but they all look good enough to me for eating any time of the year.

If you think you might be interested in joining in to share cast iron recipes let me know and I will look back into setting up a link up