Since we weren't able to make our Utah trip, we did some more baking. One of Ryan's birthday gifts for me was a new cast iron skillet. I'd finally accepted that I was never going to get around to scouring and re-seasoning the one we already had, and they're inexpensive enough that I figured I'd just get a new one and try to start off on a better footing with it than I did the last one. But I needed to measure the skillet to make sure I got the correct size and never got around to that. Ryan did, though, and it's so exciting to have a new one! I treated it to a few more layers of seasoning (I've done this recently on our small one and am really pleased with how it turned out/how it's been working).
|Old one. Definitely not irredeemable, just needing more time than I have.|
|New one, all nice and shiny after I'd added a couple coats of oil|
I started off by burning the butter (wasting so much butter lately with all my mistakes!), but once we re-started everything went smoothly. The end result - a giant chocolate chip cookie that didn't stick at all to the pan. Crispy on the edges and soft in the middle. A fun alternate way to make chocolate chip cookies if you aren't wanting to scoop and bake individual sheets.