We hardly ever watch any food shows on TV. Once in a while, though, Nate and I will watch Jacques Pépin’s show More Fast Food My Way on PBS. It’s low-key, simple food and I especially like it when his daughter is on. Their interactions are so, I don’t know, un-produced. It’s kind of fun. On a recent episode, Jacques made a simple skillet bread that I quickly jotted down and decided I had to try.
Try I did. This week, in fact. It was good. And I’m naming it Skillet Biscuit Bread because the bread tasted a lot like biscuits. And it really was so easy to throw together. Anna, my 2-year-old, couldn’t stop eating it!
Here’s a side shot so you can get an idea of the texture. The outside is quite crusty and cripsy, while the inside is very moist and biscuity (how’s that for an adjective?). So, if you’re tight on time and ingredients and want a simple biscuit-like bread to go with dinner, give this a try.
Skillet Biscuit Bread
As described by Jacques Pépin on More Fast Food My Way
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
Mix the dry ingredients, then add water and mix. Heat a 9-inch non-stick skillet over medium heat. Butter all surfaces of pan then pour in the batter, spreading evenly in the pan. Cook until the bread is browned, then flip and cook until that side is browned (probably 5-8 minutes per side or so…I forgot to keep track!) Cut up, butter the bread a bit more and enjoy! Would also be delicious with a bit of honey!