Now that your cast iron pans are seasoned, it’s time to cook!
Although this is considered an “old-fashioned” was of cooking, I have to say, it is MUCH easier than I expected!
My first foray into cast iron cooking was on an open fire when we went camping as a family.
We built a healthy fire under a cooking grate. When cooking with cast iron outside it is very useful to have a grate or a trip-pod to cook with. Then I oiled the pan with olive oil.
Allowing the pan to heat up for about 15 minutes, I then placed the dough balls in it. I was making biscuits.
At this point, with this type of cast iron which is called a dutch oven, I placed the lid on and piled hot coals on top. This creates an actual oven-type environment for the biscuits to cook.
Don’t be too impatient and keep looking like I did. It’s a low and slow type cooking style.
After about 35 minutes, the biscuits were done. They didn’t burn, they didn’t stick to the oven – it was amazing! And with just water and a little elbow grease (no soap), the pot was clean!
Here is my son enjoying a biscuit with cheese!