Cast iron in the fire . . .


For our wedding, one of my mom’s long time friends gave us 3 cast iron skillets. I was so excited by all the possibilities of the things I could cook. 9 months later and I hadn’t used any of them . . . not even once. So when I found this recipe on pinterest. I decided it was time to try. Is it paleo . . . far from it? Did I try to adapt it . . .nope? Read thru how I made them and then you’ll find out what I thought . . .


Ingredients :

2 cups All-Purpose Flour

1 Tb. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 Tb. sugar
1 stick unsalted butter
3/4-ish cup buttermilk

1 c. frozen blueberries

1/2 stick melted salted butter

1 c. powdered sugar
3 Tb. milk (or more if not thin enough)
1/2 tsp. vanilla



A few minutes before I got started I sliced one stick of butter and put it in the freezer. The tutorial says to get some bacon grease in your skillet . . . I didn’t do this, but I had some time to kill since mixing the ingredients doesn’t take long so I had a dance party in my kitchen . . . nope I did dishes.


At this point I followed the instructions per the website as close as I could, the only thing I did differently was I used almond milk instead of buttermilk with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Buttermilk is not something I keep in my fridge . . . cabinet? . . . so I found out a long time ago this mixture is a good substitute.





Final thought? Maybe the bacon grease and real buttermilk really do make a big difference . . . The biscuits were good; however I doubt I’ll make them again. If I do I won’t put as many blueberries in, I’ll use buttermilk to see if that makes a difference, I’ll use more flour so they aren’t as chewy, and I don’t think I’ll use the sauce at all – it was much too sweet. My husband says he loved them . . . he says that about most things I cook.




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