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.
- 1½ cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup water + a few more tablespoons
- Mix the dry ingredients, then add water and mix.
- Pour about 1 tablespoon of olive oil (I have also used butter with great success) in a 9-inch non-stick skillet over medium heat. Immediately pour the batter into the pan, spreading evenly and letting some of the oil come on top as you press the dough down. Add a few tablespoons of water around the edge of the bread then cover with a lid.
- Cook for about 7 minutes (until browned), flip and and then cook covered about another 7 minutes or so. Bread should be browned on both sides.
- Cut up, butter the bread and enjoy! Would also be delicious with a bit of honey!