Recipe: Soft bread baked in a cast iron skillet

CAINTA, Philippines – Ready to experience baking fresh buns in a cast iron pan that you can take straight from the oven to the breakfast table?

Let this innovative bread recipe from The Maya Kitchen let you do just that.

Soft cast iron buns


1 cup milk

1/4 cup water

2 1/4 tsp. yeast

1 whole egg, at room temperature

2 tbsp. sugar

2 tbsp. melted unsalted butter

3 1/4 cups Maya all-purpose flour

1 C. salt


1. Heat milk and water in microwave oven to about 115 degrees F (46 degrees C). No need to accurately measure temperature; just above body temperature is a good indicator.

2. Place warm milk, yeast, egg, sugar and butter in a stand mixer fitted with a hook attachment and mix on low speed.

3. Add flour and salt and continue mixing for 3 minutes or until dough comes together. (If mixing by hand, combine all ingredients in a large bowl, then mix with a wooden spoon and transfer the dough mixture to a clean work surface and knead by hand until smooth. smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.

4. Place the dough in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise for about 90 minutes or until the dough doubles in size.

5. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured work surface. Divide or weigh the dough into 14 pieces or 60 grams each. Brush a 10 inch x 25.4 cm cast iron skillet with melted butter. Arrange each piece of dough once around and press into pan. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise for 30 minutes.

6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Unwrap the rolls and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. (The rolls are best served warm, but can be reheated for up to 5 minutes in a 300 degree F (150 degree C) oven. They are best the day they are baked.

Makes 14-16 soft buns.

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