Easy Skillet Bread

I realized today that I haven’t done any posts using my cast iron skillets.  While I was trying to decide what kind of bread to make for dinner I came across a recipe I have for bread in the skillet.  I thought why not combine making bread with a cast iron skillet post!


These are my ingredients.


I start by mixing together the water and yeast in the bowl of my stand mixer.

I then add one cup of the flour and the salt and mix until it’s combined.



Next I start adding the remaining flour, one cup at a time until it is all combined and the dough starts to come away from the sides of the bowl.


I cover the dough with plastic wrap and let it rise for one hour.


After one hour, with floured hands because it will be sticky, I shape the dough into a ball and place it in the cast iron skillet that I had lightly greased with olive oil.


I let it rise in the skillet for another 30 minutes and then brush with more olive oil, sprinkle with chopped fresh dill and cut a cross in the top of the loaf.

Now I bake it at 400 degrees for 30 – 40 minutes until done.  A beautiful, delicious loaf of bread, made in a cast iron skillet.


Easy Skillet Bread

Preparation Time: 15 minutes  Rising Time: 90 minutes  Baking Time: 30 – 40 minutes  Makes 1 loaf.


  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 1/2 tsp. dry yeast
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • olive oil
  • chopped fresh dill


  1. In bowl of stand mixer, combine water and yeast.
  2. Add one cup of flour and salt and mix to combine.
  3. Add remaining flour, one cup at a time until dough is mixed and starts to come away from sides of bowl.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  5. Lightly grease cast iron skillet with olive oil.
  6. With floured hands, shape dough into ball and place in prepared skillet.
  7. Allow to rise for another 30 minutes.
  8. Cut a cross in top of loaf, brush on more olive oil and sprinkle with chopped fresh dill.
  9. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 – 40 minutes until browned and fully baked.

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