Letâs be real for a minute: your pie is only as good as its crust. You can have the most exquisite fruit or custard filling, but if your pie crust is just so-so, the flavor falls flat. Luckily, we have a simple way for you to step up your pie or bread game this Thanksgiving.
â¢ Be sure your cast iron bakeware is well seasoned just like your skillet or Dutch oven. This will help prevent food from sticking (which is especially important for baking!).
â¢ Melt a little bit of butter and brown sugar in the bottom of your pie pan before baking for an extra buttery, sweet crust.
â¢ Use a rubber pot holder like this to protect your table from the hot cast iron after it comes out of the oven.
â¢ If there is leftover pie, try not to store it in your cast iron dish. The acid in the food might damage your seasoning if left for too long.
â¢ Cast iron will keep your bread or pie warmer for longer, so plan cooling times accordingly.
â¢ Preheat your pan for cornbread, biscuits, or muffins if youâd like an especially crispy crust. For pies and cakes, start with a room temperature pan.
â¢ If your original recipe doesnât factor in cast iron baking, check your bread or pie about 10 minutes sooner than what is suggested. This is to ensure your food doesnât burn from the higher, more consistent heat of cast iron.
For over 25 years, weâve been designing a better way to cook outdoors. Over all this time, weâve made a huge variety of outdoor cooking gear. But our staple product from the start has been our propane camp stoves. Obviously, their rugged, durable design has a lot to do with their popularity; other features like powerful burners, removable legs, and matchless ignition have also had a hand in keeping our classic stoves at the top of the industry. However, there is one thing about our stoves that truly steals the show: they arenât stoves.
Okay, so they are stoves in the literal sense. But they arenât just stoves. We created the stove system to fulfill all of your outdoor cooking needs. Our armada of accessories alongside each of our stoves makes it so that you can enjoy all your favorite meals outdoors just as easily as you enjoy them indoorsâall one cooker. How does that work? Let us explain.
Choose Your System
At Camp Chef, we have two separateÂ cooking systems: 14-inch and 16-inch. You will often see these numbers on our stoves and accessories to show you to which system each product belongs. The measurements refer to the depth of the stove (front to back). Our 14-inch system includes mainly two-burner stoves and accessories with a 14-inch depth; our 16-inch system includes mainly three-burner stoves and accessories with a 16-inch depth. Starting to make sense?
Now, why the different systems? One of our priorities at Camp Chef is offering you a better way to cook where and what you want, for however many people you have in your group. Some outdoor chefs like to keep things simple with two burners and two accessories, or a single large accessory. On the other hand, many others love having a third burner for an extra accessory to open up their cooking options.
Mix and Match Accessories
After youâve decided on the size of your system, itâs time to add your choice of stove accessories. To give you the freedom to cook what you want, we offer a variety of accessories, including BBQ boxes, outdoor ovens, griddles, Dutch ovens, skillets, and more.
Our professional grill boxes are awesome for grilling veggies, kabobs, burgers, brats, and more. They feature cast iron grill grates, so you can even sear your meat.
As you might expect, our outdoor ovens are perfect for baking pizza wherever you go. However, you can also bake cookies, brownies, open-faced sandwiches, and even meat.
Our griddles come pre-seasoned, so theyâre ready to cook as soon as you are. They are among the most versatile of cooking accessories. You can make bacon, stir fry, eggs, pancakes, burgers, and more all on one surface.
Dutch ovens and skilletsâor any of our other cast iron accessoriesâare the Swiss army knife of your stovetop accessories. They can do so much. Baking, frying, searingâ¦the list goes on. All of our cast iron pieces are pre-seasoned, so thereâs no hassle after you take it out of the box.
By mixing and matching all of these products, there is almost no limit to what you can make for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Seriously. Imagine bacon and eggs in the morning, pizza at lunch, and philly cheese steak sandwiches for dinnerâall from a single stove.
Thatâs what our stove systems are all about.
Cook What You Want
With so much cooking power and flexibility, you can cook what you love to eat no matter where you are. Weâve compiled a small list of our top recipe picks, all of which you can make using you 14-inch or 16-inch system. If you have other ideas, let us know in the comments.
What started as an opportunity to improve campsite cooking more than two decades ago, Camp Chef is now an industry leading producer of outdoor cooking equipment. Today Camp Chef celebrates 25 years of quality outdoor cooking, recognizing avid outdoorsmen and women for that success.
Camp Chef, producers of quality outdoor cooking equipment, recently received the Best of State Award in the Outdoor/Recreational Equipment category Saturday night in Salt Lake City, Utah. This award comes in a timely manner as Camp Chef is celebrating 25 years of quality outdoor cooking
After cleaning your stove and making sure you have no leaky hoses. Ensuring your cast iron is cleaned and conditioned is a must. This process helps ensure your cooking surface is not only clean but non-stick as well. There's few things worse then having a beautifully grilled steak or burger and when you go to take it off the grill it is torn apart because it is stuck to the grill.