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Old 12-23-2014, 09:29 AM
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Default Anyone make CI Skillet brownies?

I'm in charge of dessert for four adults and five kids on Christmas day! I wanted to do something like this:


There are only two problems:
* I've never done anything like this before
* I only have two #3 and one #6 pans. The rest are larger. I'm still growing my collection.

I was hoping I could do something like this with the three pans I have. And I was really hoping to be able to use a box of Betty Crocker or the like to save time and mess. I assume I'd be doing this right after we eat.

Thoughts? Comments? Anecdotes? Thanks in advance.
Don't be afraid to tell me that you think it's a mistake to try this on X-mas day if that's the case. But I figure that if it turns out bad, at least we can have ice cream!
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Old 12-23-2014, 09:53 AM
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Default Re: Anyone make CI Skillet brownies?

If you keep the depth consistent across all pans, you should be OK.
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:01 AM
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If you keep the depth consistent across all pans, you should be OK.
Thanks, as always.

No need to alter the recipe, though, right?
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:13 AM
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I wouldn't think so. I do note that some recipes call for non-stick spray on the pan or the like, and some don't address that issue at all.
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:33 AM
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I've all but abandoned the use of non-stick spray. I generally use coconut oil these days. It works pretty well.
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:54 AM
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If you use the 2 #3s and the #6 it will look nice with the #6 in the center and a #3 on each side, being served from the skillet.
I would wipe a thin coat of your coconut oil inside the skillets, also preheat them.

Photos after Please, And have a Marry Christmas
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Old 12-26-2014, 11:30 AM
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I chickened out at the last minute. I need to practice with it before I go all in on Christmas Day, lol.

Earlier in the day I'd done some bacon in my new #5, because I've heard that bacon is a great first thing to cook after seasoning, but after rinsing it out, it looked horrible. It and my #7 which just doesn't look or feel right are going in the lye bath and starting from scratch.
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Old 12-26-2014, 11:51 AM
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I chickened out at the last minute. I need to practice with it before I go all in on Christmas Day, lol.
Just think, you have all year to practice for next Christmas. You be doing a lot of

Hit the skillet with a little spray and start with a cold pan cooking bacon. Also do not the let heat get away from you. I have been cooking my bacon in a skillet in the oven, low and slow. I do not like my bacon to crisped. Cooking it low and slow breaks down a lot of the fat, drain that off for your eggs.

Try ghee for seasoning your skillets, very high smoke point.
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Old 12-27-2014, 11:23 PM
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So I tried it tonight. The results were amazing. I lined the pans with coconut oil and baked them at 325.

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Old 12-28-2014, 07:54 AM
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I chickened out at the last minute. I need to practice with it before I go all in on Christmas Day, lol.
362 more days of practice. Looks like you are off to a good start. Just think of all the brownies you can eat by yourself.
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