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Baking Steel Maiden Voyage

Could have done pizza.  Could have done burgers like @Mighty_Quinn.  (They looked delicious!)  But we decided on........pancakes!

I started with the egg stabilized at 380 and poured some pancakes.


Not the results we wanted. 


So we jacked up the heat.


Much better!


How about that short stack? 


I wish they had some smoke to them, but I used some leftover lump that had some Jack Daniels chips from the previous cook so I was afraid to add more wood.  Oh well.  They were great flapjacks though.

Thanks for looking.

Flint, Michigan


  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,958
    Pass the maple syrup and butter please !!!   Great looking pancakes, Fred !  =D>

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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    Great. Now I regret not getting one. Looks good Fred.
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  • J_QueJ_Que Posts: 220
    Yea Fred! Love breakfast on the egg. Can I suggest French Toast as another option.
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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,056
    Looks awesome Fred!!!


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  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,494
    edited May 2013
    Breakfast on the egg will be a staple once it gets too hot to run the kitchen clock's flattop in the mornings. Think my 16 inch drip pan will be enough if I decide to throw a couple slices of bacon on the steel? My steel is 13 inches so I could use it on the large or the medium.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,127
    Awesome breakfast! I'd hit it for sure. It seems from the threads so far that the steel works best at about 500°F or thereabouts.

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  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 7,463

    @Scottborasjr - It's simple physics.  As long as the 16 inch drip pan is centered under your 13 inch steel, gravity will do the rest!

    @caliking - I agree that so far as I've seen from my cook and Mighty_Quinn's, the steel likes 500 deg.

    Flint, Michigan
  • yumdingeryumdinger Posts: 241
    Agree with 500.  Burgers and Pizza so far
  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    Nice work Fred!! I know my Saturday morning plan now...
  • Firemedic183Firemedic183 Posts: 197
    Looks like you outdid my cinnamon rolls. Flapjacks are my next baking steel adventure!!
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  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    I did steak quesadillas last night. 2 mins per side at 500 degrees.  they were awesome.
  • chris123stockchris123stock Posts: 664
    Breakfast, what more can you say. Those look great. 
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 4,005
    Mighty fine pancakes Freddie my boy! Throw some blueberries in them next time and send them my way.



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  • HibbyHibby Posts: 605
    Does anyone know if the round steels are available any longer? The website only shows rectangular
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  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 7,463
    Hibby said:
    Does anyone know if the round steels are available any longer? The website only shows rectangular
    They are special order with an extra fee.  They are working on making them available without making them a special order. 
    Flint, Michigan
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