Friday, March 27, 2009

A Perfect Pan

I have not forgotten about blogging. Promise! I just get so busy in the kitchen working on recipes, that the days just seem to fly by.

One thing that I've been using a lot in the kitchen lately is my new favorite pan. It's a Lodge cast iron biscuit pan, which I have figured out is great for so many things, above and beyond biscuits (though it works really well for those too). I've been using it for cornbread, muffins, mini hamburger buns, scones and even brownie batter. But you know what my favorite discovery has been this week? English muffins! I know! I've been working on a perfect English muffin recipe for the new book (with LOTS of nooks and crannies), and found that this fab cast iron baby makes awesome English muffins. Even better than those metal English muffin rings, which are supposed to work really well for making them. I much prefer this pan to the rings, that's for sure. I'm thinking that this pan would even make the most adorable 3-inch veggie burgers. I love to find cool new uses for kitchen equipment.

Anyways, here are some pics of the English muffins, which I made with white wheat flour. They are so yummy! I wish I could share the recipe already.

I hope everyone is having a great spring!

XO Julie


A.M. said...

They look delicious!

aimee said...

Any food in a tiny size is fabulous in my book!

MeloMeals said...

They look awesome!!

katiejayne said...

Those look amazing!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Oohwee, I would love the English Muffins!

JohnP said...

OMG! Lodge is here in TN - I need to go by their outlet store and pick up one of these pans, pronto!

Tami said...

Julie, what an awesome pan!

I have the hardest time getting vegan english muffins. The ones I can get have corn syrup in them. I'm already looking forward to your recipe.

julie hasson said...

I love all the English muffin love!

John, you are so lucky to live near the Lodge outlet! I love the Lodge products, especially this awesome pan! I can't wait to see what recipes you make it in.

Tami, I had the same problem trying to buy vegan English muffins at the grocery store. That's how got started making them from scratch. The homemade ones are so, so good!

Vegan_Noodle said...

I can only imagine how super busy you are Julie!! Hope the cookbook writing is going well. Those english muffins look awesome.

aTxVegn said...

These look so good, Julie! Would you believe I have a ceramic pan like this and I wasn't sure if it was for muffins or eggs! Now I know!

Celine said...

the muffins are rockin'! love the new blog layout too, Julie.

julie hasson said...

aTxVegan, how cool to have it in ceramic! I'm jealous!

Thanks Celine. I think the only thing I did was to add the new ED logo. I have been toying with changing the look though. Maybe I should reconsider.

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