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Consider The Lodge Cast Iron Biscuit Pan!

August 27, 2011 by · 5 Comments 


We have a vast collection of cast iron cookware. We find it priceless for campground cookery. We have multiple Dutch ovens, an array of skillets, basic griddles, and a  biscuit pan. I have purchased many of these items at thrift stores and garage sales over the years. Last year, right before we left for our family camping trip to Yellowstone National Park, I found a Lodge cast iron biscuit pan at the thrift store. I think I paid about $3 for it.

While we were camping at the Madison Campground in Yellowstone, I spontaneously decided to use the pan for some mini pizzas. I had some Pillsbury biscuit dough that I separated into layers and placed in the greased pan. I then added some tomato sauce and cheese and placed the pan on the grill rack over a moderate campfire. I don’t recall how long they cooked, but I do remember that they were fabulous–smokey with a nicely browned bottom. My children loved them and they were a wonderfully simple snack  food to serve around the campfire one evening.  Do you have the Lodge cast iron biscuit pan? If so, do you use it for anything besides biscuits?

Photo by Melissa A. Trainer

–Melissa A. Trainer


5 Responses to “Consider The Lodge Cast Iron Biscuit Pan!”
  1. Patti F. says:

    Hi Melissa, great post! We purchased a new set of Lodge cast iron cookware when we hit the road in May…and have not used it once! I know we will…once we…well, I know we will. And I’ll be writing you about how to do it! All I know is ours is “pre-seasoned!”

    Happy tales,

  2. butterbean carpenter says:

    Howdy Melissa,

    I’ll tell you a story that will bring tears to your eyes. My daddy was a wonderful camp cook and had all types of cast-iron utensils.. After he passed away my younger brother and his wife moved in to help our mother.. HIS PICK-UP WAS TOO LONG for the garage, so he tore out the storage shelf and hauled everything to the dump; including the cast-iron cookware… It broke my heart as I would have loved to have had it… Everything tastes better if cooked in castiron!!!

    Smooth roads, clear skies & balmy breezes !!!!!!!!!!

  3. average joe says:

    Melisa, since I have taken the family on there first camping trip, my wife wondered who would do the cooking. The look on her face expressed the term “it ain’t gonna be me” But the cast iron took away all doubt about who was going to do the cooking of course I found a couple of pieces at a church garage sale and they are worth more than the pennies I paid for them. Its’ almost like getting a bar of gold for free. The food tends to cook even and I do agree with the other comments that the food does of course taste better. This is a must have. Although I got lucky getting a griddle an frying pan for close to nothing, I would suggest that every outdoor cook use cast iron just do not ask my wife.

  4. John William says:

    The famous line that presented all the 5qt, and the 8qt is known as the <a href="">calphalon Dutch oven</a> line, and it is famous all out the world. Calphalon Stainless Steel 8-quart Dutch oven with envelops. Put to fry for a mass with this super, more good-looking Dutch oven.

  5. John William says:

    There is no other Dutch oven substitute for Dutch oven cooking, or is there any substitute for camping utensils that can beat the camping Dutch oven.

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