Now I know you are supposed to mix the whole recipe in the skillet and that is the beauty of the recipe. I mix mine in the mixing bowl and then put it into the skillet. You don't have to butter/flour the skillet because it is a cast iron skillet and it's supposed to be seasoned. If you are using a regular non-stick, oven-proof skillet, you don't have to butter/flour it because you melt the butter in the pan for the recipe. I guess I'm just a really messy mixer and don't want to lose a drop of this delicious concoction.