Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Wet June 1st - Use Cast Iron Dutch Oven To Brown Toppings

Treats for the hens this morning on the wet deck.  It rained last night and thunder storms are forecast today with more of the same  and rain for the next week+.

The sun should be out for a couple of days?

I got the quilt stuck together and ready to quilt... now to hook the other one together. That will keep me busy.

I tried out this technique of using a metal lid for browning the top of meringue or potatoes without using an oven.

I love my cast iron dutch oven. I'll have to do some more experimenting.

I think the angle of the lid in the bottom photo does a better job of shooting the hot air over the potatoes.

This is a cottage pie with mashed potatoes on top.

In the photo you can see the tops of the potato starting to brown.


Feral Female said...

We`ve had a very wet time of things as well here. Mmm that dinner looks yummy!

Bloody Frida said...

I'm hungry now! :)

Cat said...

I have a Dutch oven, haven't used it all that much, the pictures make me think I should dig it out!


LindaG said...

That looks like a neat idea with the dutch oven!

Rain said...

Mmmm...yum yum...can smell it and also taste it!!

debbie said...

I love my dutch oven too! I am sure it has some kind of magic in it, because everything that is cooked in it is delicious!
I know how you feel on the crafting front. Why is it that when it's gray and gloomy you just want to park on the couch and read blogs or watch movies?
Can't wait to see your finished quilt, and thanks for visiting my blog.

Debbie from happy little cottage

diane b said...

Yumm I love cottage pie. That is a great pot.

Lana C. said...

This is very interesting. We cook with our cast iron dutch oven very often, but I've never seen this technique to use the lid for topside browning. I am going to have to try it as well.