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No power day 6. Can you bake biscuits on cooktop?

sgschef Nov 4, 2012 06:38 AM

How about anything? Biscuits. Buns. Cookies. Scones. Need something to get my blood moving and make me stop worrying about the trees on the house and the totaled car??!!!

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  1. Cynsa RE: sgschef Nov 4, 2012 06:45 AM

    oh my, yes. Google recipes for bannocks - traditional Scottish oatcake, Native American fry cake, campfire bread
    Hope you are well, warm, and safe. Hot biscuits will make you feel much better.

    1. MunchkinRedux RE: sgschef Nov 4, 2012 07:05 AM

      English Muffins can be done in a pan: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/al...

      Or Bittman's panfried pizza: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/07/din...

      Just a few ...

      1. Beach Chick RE: sgschef Nov 4, 2012 07:08 AM

        I have nothing to add but my thoughts and prayers to you and others!
        Please keep us posted how you are doing.
        Warm biscuits should help..

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        1. re: Beach Chick
          valerie RE: Beach Chick Nov 6, 2012 07:54 AM

          Same here. My thoughts are with you. We were out for a week, but luckily no damage.

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          kengk RE: sgschef Nov 4, 2012 07:18 AM

          Make your biscuits on the thin side and they should do fine on top of the stove. Flip them over when the bottoms are nice and brown.

          My phone and laptop both work quite well when the power is off.

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            shallots RE: sgschef Nov 4, 2012 01:27 PM

            English Muffins are my first favourite for powerless days (propane cooktop). Pita bread will also work. Pancakes. Fritata-flip when half cooked by sliding it onto a plate and then back onto the skillet upside down.

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            1. re: shallots
              Cynsa RE: shallots Nov 5, 2012 08:36 AM

              Savory Pancakes - November Dish of the Month


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              laredo RE: sgschef Nov 4, 2012 02:26 PM

              I am so sorry about your situation!

              I used to make cornbread in an iron skillet on a cooktop.

              Let us know how things are going, and best of luck.

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                Harters RE: sgschef Nov 4, 2012 03:23 PM

                Welsh cakes - http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/55...

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                  Moggiesx2 RE: sgschef Nov 4, 2012 09:21 PM

                  you can cook What we call a griddle cake and have it withbaco or sausages.....I am so sorry that you are in this distress. I feel very guilty at not being able to help you. I am sending some winter stuff to the red cross......Just mix up some flour and water a little powdered milk if you have it if not just use bottled water and powdered creamer. Shortening of somekind would be good, lard bacon fat, oil,about half a cup to 1 cup of flour Mix to a rough dough, donot over handle it you can put in some add ins if you have them, like chees or raisins Then have your cook top as hot as you can get it, pull or cut the dough into pieces and cook for 12 minutes each side.If baking soda is available to you use half a teaspoon to 1 cup of flour. Make some pan gravy after you cook them and you have a nourishing tasty meal. Sorry Im late with my reply but I did not boot up till tonight.

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                    TerriL RE: sgschef Nov 5, 2012 09:14 PM

                    I haven't tried it, but there's a CI recipe for stovetop Cranberry Pot Pie that looks really interesting. You basically simmer cranberries/sugar/water in a 12" skillet, then make a simple biscuit dough, roll it into a 12" round, lay over the cranberries, cover, and cook on low for about 15 minutes. Good luck!

                    1. stecworld RE: sgschef Nov 6, 2012 07:59 AM

                      Here's a link for stovetop cookies:


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