Cast Iron Skillet Biscuits are easy and delicious and the perfect addition to just about any meal!
I look for any excuse to cook in my cast iron skillets. Since my 3 cast iron skillets have taken up permanent residency on my stove top I need to keep them busy. Soup season is here and one of my favorite things to serve with a bowl of homemade soup is homemade biscuits. Earlier this week I shared a delicious Crock Pot Steak Soup that makes a perfect, easy weeknight dinner especially with the addition of these skillet biscuits.
Cast iron skillet biscuits are actually a cross between a yeast roll and a baking powder biscuit. They have yeast in them but they also have a lot of baking powder so they look more like a biscuit and are flaky like a biscuit. But the yeast makes them a little lighter than a traditional baking powder biscuit.
If working with yeast scares you, I put together a great post where I walk you through how to work with yeast. This will help guarantee your biscuit making is a big success. After mixing the dough together, you will need to refrigerate it for at least 2 hours. But you can also leave it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. That is one of the best things about this recipe! If you only need to make six biscuits, just keep the rest of the dough in the refrigerator and use it in a few days. For empty nesters like us, this is perfect! I love being able to mix up the dough and then have it on hand for the rest of the week.
The crowning glory of these cast iron skillet biscuits is the melted butter that is brushed over them. And the sprinkle of sea salt is a finishing touch! The butter gives them a beautiful golden color and the salt a delicious flavor.
My favorite kitchen items I used to make these CAST IRON SKILLET BISCUITS:
CAST IRON SKILLET – I have an assortment of sizes but the 10 inch is my most used cast iron pan.
COARSE SALT – I first found this salt on a trip to France and fell in love with it. Lucky for both of us you can also order it on Amazon.
SILICONE BASTING BRUSH – this brush is perfect for basting meat or brushing melted butter on things. It is heat resistant and can be washed in the dishwasher.
So mix up a batch of biscuits, refrigerate the dough and then just pull out as much as need!