Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Iron Biscuits

Curly, the Cochin, then a Light Brahma,
a Buff Brahma, an Orpington and a Light Brahma on the old horse feeder,
(oops, Kristine just told me that it really is a planter box,
but the horse did nibble on it)
the black Australorp and another Buff Brahma
When I go out to the coop in the late afternoon, the hens that are already in the coop for the night hear me coming and some of them hurry outside and come towards me hoping for treats. Today when they noticed I wasn't carrying anything, they stopped and then I stopped and took a photo. The Australorp was getting ready to turn and head back to the coop. I put the blue lid out so the rain could wash it off. Lazy me.

Kitchen update: This is how far the cabinets have come because I can't do any painting until Kristine is doing better with her cough or until I can leave the windows open for a couple of days. I did get the drawer fronts attached to cover the openings where the drawers used to be. I painted the cabinet doors and the drawer fronts before I brought them in the house. I'll go ahead and cut and attach the kick boards and trim.
This was a learning experience. I thought I would try out making biscuits on the wood stove. First, I heated the empty iron fry pan and lid up on the wood stove before I put the biscuits in and then I let them cook for about ten minutes. Kristine carried the pan back to the stove so we could flip the biscuits over. I put the paper plate over the biscuits and then Tom turned the whole thing over and the biscuits came out on the plate. Then I slipped the biscuits back in the pan with the cooked side up so the other side of the biscuits could cook. The biscuits would have slid off easier if I had floured the paper plate first. Note to self.
The leftover stew is heating up on top with the big pot of water that helps keep the air from getting too dry. I think the trick to getting the biscuits to cook on top of the wood stove is to get the pan and lid really hot before I put in the biscuits. It will also work out better next time I make them if I don't goof up and put an extra cup of flour in the bowl. I used butter instead of shortening and I did not grease the pan. The wok holder thing the pan is sitting in keeps the bottom of the pan from touching the stove. I'm going to keep making biscuits or corn bread on the wood stove until I figure it out. Next I'd like to try baked apples on the wood stove.

[3 eggs today]


Chicken Boys said...

It's so funny how they come running when they think they are getting food. Chickens are so much fun.

DayPhoto said...

I like your idea of cooking on the wood stove. Now you make me want to try it. Keep coming up with ideas you help me!


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Those biscuits sound so yummy.. Mom has been trying whole wheat ones but in the stove. She is getting better at it but she needs lots more practice...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Becky's Barnyard said...

Your cabinets are looking really good. And the biscuit; yum!