Monday, March 8, 2021

Bread In A Frying Pan

This is a super soft bread that you would love to eat every time. These taste great as such, with tea or coffee, or with soup. They taste excellent jam or Nutella and they are great to make paninis. If you don't have an oven or when it is not working and want to make and enjoy fresh bread, try this recipe. This is a great recipe to make bread on the stovetop in a frying pan. It may not be possible to make a baguette this way, but mixed flour bread, sourdoughs, and flavor added bread can be made. Any basic bread dough can be used.

A couple of points to note - initial heat is needed for 3 minutes for the pan to heat up and begin the baking and then make sure to turn the heat to low. Else you will have a burnt bread and the smoke alarms may be blaring. Also, it is important to cover the bread with a lid to prevent drying on top. The lid has to be wrapped with a cloth or kitchen towel, to absorb the moisture, so that it doesn't fall on the bread and make it gooey and sticky.

This is my post for this month's #BreadBakers.This month, the Bread Bakers are making Griddle Breads, a theme chosen by Sneha from Sneha's Recipe. #BreadBakers is a group of bread-loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our lovely bread by following our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated after each event on the #BreadBakers home page. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. 

This bread is simple and delicious that there is a wide range of options for further developments with added and filled flavors. The bread basically takes the shape of the pan, so play around with your pan and dough, adjust the cooking time accordingly and make delicious flavored bread in a frying pan. It can be made as rolls too.


Makes 1 loaf

All-purpose flour - 3 cups
Water - 1 cup
Salt - 1 and 1/4 tsp
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Butter - 3 tbsp, melted 
Oil - 2 tbsp
Active dry yeast - 2 tsp
Butter for brushing - 1 to 2 tbsp, melted


Activate the yeast in warm sugar water. In a bowl, add the flour and salt. Mix and make a well in the center. Add the yeast mixture, melted butter, and knead to a smooth dough. Coat the dough and the bowl with olive oil and cover. Set aside an hour for proofing.

After an hour, punch and knead the dough. Smear melted butter on a 12-in cast-iron pan. Place the dough on the center of the pan and gently push towards the edges of the pan evenly. Cover with a kitchen towel for the second rise for 30 minutes. 

Brush the top with melted butter. Place the pan on medium heat for 3 minutes. Lower the flame to low and cover with a lid wrapped with a towel that fits perfectly. Continue cooking for 10 minutes. 

Slowly flip the bread and cover it with the lid. Continue for another 10 minutes.  

The bread would sound hollow. Remove from the pan. Brush with butter on both sides and cool on a cooling rack for at least 20-30 minutes.

Serve buttered with coffee or tea, or as a sandwich.

And don’t forget to check out all the amazing breads baked by our talented bakers. Bread Baker's Event for March 2021-Theme Griddle Breads


  1. That a super and easy way of making bread!

  2. Thanks for all the information. I knew that certain kinds of bread were able to be made on the stove top but didn't realize any kind of bread could be.

  3. Absolutely fascinating technique! How cool is that!

  4. This looks delicious I need to try it . May be a sourdough version.

  5. This is perfect for when my electric oven isn't working but my gas stove is! Your skillet loaf would be great for muffaletta sandwiches, Radha.

  6. This is such a great idea Radha. With the unpredictable power cuts in our hills, such recipes would be such a saviour.

  7. Love the process and convenience of this!

  8. That is a nice and easy bread to make it. Love the texture