Special Night With Friends
The trick to a great crust on this flat iron steak is to use a very hot skillet; a large cast-iron or heavy stainless steel skillet works best. Have your hood fan on high—there will be some smoke. If you can't find flat iron steak in your local market, a top blade chuck or sirloin steak will work just fine.
1. Rub steak evenly with steak seasoning and salt.
2. Cook in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut diagonally across the grain into thin strips.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning.
Southern Living NOVEMBER 2007
This cake requires a heavy-duty stand mixer with a 4-quart bowl and a paddle attachment.
Place flour, sugar, butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla (in that order) in a 4-quart bowl. Beat at low speed with a heavy-duty electric mixer 1 minute, stopping to scrape down sides. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes. Pour into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan.
Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used a KitchenAid Mixer.
Traditional Method: Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes or until creamy, Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition.
Add flour to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake as directed in two-step method.
Southern Living FEBRUARY 2000
This recipe goes with Chocolate Mousse With Orange Liqueur
Beat all ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Chill until ready to serve.
Note: You can serve this recipe with Chocolate Mousse With Orange Liqueur.
Southern Living DECEMBER 2002
Pan-Seared Flat Iron Steak
Two-Step Pound Cake
Orange Whipped Cream
Wine Pairings: Rosemount Estate Diamond Label Shiraz, Australia, or Milbrandt Vineyards, Traditions Syrah, Washington
Make it special: Offer an appetizer: Gazpacho Shooters or Make-Your-Own-Crostini Bar. (Serves 4)
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