Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of dough works best?

The best type of dough for the Doughy Maker is pop-open type biscuit dough like Pillsbury or Sunshine brands.  This dough usually comes in either regular or buttermilk recipes. Either kind works great.

Can I use pancake batter or other things besides pop can dough?

The Doughy Maker is good for cooking so many things but it does not do well with runny items like cake batter or pancake batter. If you would like to use these types of recipes in your Doughy Maker, mix them up using less liquid so that they are thicker, more like dough in consistency.  Runny mixtures will leak out of the pan and make a mess.  Examples of substances that have been used successfully in the Doughy Maker are :

  • Bread dough
  • Corn bread dough (using less liquid)
  • Cookie dough
  • Biscuit dough
  • Brownie Mix (using less liquid)
  • Meatballs
  • Mushroom Delights (bacon wrapped mushrooms)
  • Cinnamon roll dough

You are only limited by your imagination.

How do I clean my Doughy Maker?

The best way to clean your Doughy Maker is to use gentle soap and water. Do not use abrasive scrubbers or scouring powders as this will damage the non-stick surface. After washing, simply rinse with clear water and dry with a paper towel or dish cloth.  But be aware that black from the fire may still be on the outside of the pan and this will turn your dish cloth black.

Can’t I just make a Doughy Maker myself instead of buying one?

Sure, you can make your own Doughy Maker as long as you do not make them to sell.  You could buy a couple of mini muffin pans and hinge them together and also put a clasp on them to hold them closed while cooking. Don’t forget the handle so you can hold it over the fire without getting burned.

While we wont stop you from making your own Doughy Maker, we sure hope you’ll try one from us first. But please don’t make them to sell commercially.  The Doughy Maker has patents pending so any intent to make Doughy Makers to sell commercially would require prior negotiation with Rugged Research LLC.

Will it get damaged if left in the fire?

If you put your Doughy Maker in the flames of your fire or your camp stove or if you leave it in the coals of your fire, you could significantly damage the non-stick coating.  The best cooking position for your Doughy Maker is a few inches  over the coals of your fire or two to three inches above the flames of your camp stove.

Can I use larger Grands dough instead of the smaller biscuit dough?

You can use Grands dough or other larger pieces of biscuit dough but we highly recommend cutting the pieces of dough at least in half and maybe even in thirds.  If you put large pieces of dough in the Doughy Maker, the dough will expand during cooking and will possibly bend the two pan sections.

Can I cook with my Doughy Maker with some of the compartments empty?

Cooking with some compartments empty could damage your Doughy Maker. If you cook with some of the Doughy Maker food compartments empty the empty compartments can reach higher temperatures that could damage the non-stick coating. Always cook full Doughy batches.

What is the best way to cook a batch of Doughies?

Proper Doughy Cooking Means Turning The Doughy Maker Over And Over And Over. . .  every 5 to 7 seconds.  This keeps both the top and the bottom of the Doughy Maker hot at the same time and allows it to act like a mini oven.  Your Doughies will usually be done to a beautiful golden brown in about 3 to 5 minutes.  Once again, turn the pan over every 5 to 7 seconds during cooking. This will allow more consistent cooking and also avoid burning your Doughies.

Do I need to use a non-stick cooking spray on my Doughy Maker (like PAM)?

Your Doughy Maker will work great without using a non-stick cooking spray. However, these sprays do make food release easier even when the pan is coated with a non-stick coating. Feel free to use a non-stick cooking spray if you choose.