Since my oven had not produced good results, I thought I would try with an iron skillet. How hard could it be? I looked online to see how to"season" my skillet. Next, I oiled it and put it in the oven for an hour. This happened:
Once it was seasoned, I assembled the ingredients and made the batter:
*Yes, there is a fire extinguisher close. Refer to picture #1.
I buttered and sugared the bottom, then poured the cake batter in:
So far, so good. I am following the directions perfectly, and there is a delicious pineapple aroma wafting through my kitchen.
I became concerned when I saw the black smoke coming from the sides:
I checked my recipe and corresponding pictures; and black smoke was not mentioned. Since the cake was still not done all the way through; I just laughed it off as some part of iron skillet cooking that I didn't know about.
I took the pan off the stove when this happened again:
After 2 hours of work and concentration, I present my pineapple upside down cake:
*Cuss word. Cuss word. Cuss word.