Any Home Bakers Here?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by N F C, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Tried out my new muffin pan. Found a photo on line of original recipe that came with the Flower Muffin Pan - so tried it. It called for zest of 2 oranges, but subbed dried orange peel and the ones that turned out are really good and would have been great with fresh grated zest.

    But the first batch were pitiful. I did season the pan last night. And followed the recipe to spray with oil. But the pan is quite heavy 7# and I thought placing it on a large baking sheet would make it easier to handle. BIG MISTAKE! That 7 pounder was sliding all over the place til I got DH to help me get it in and out of the oven. First batch didn't brown on bottoms and are edible but ugly. Second batch with the muffin pan directly on oven rack turned out beautiful with great texture. And the pan was easier to lift and maneuver without the underpan.

    I over filled the first batch - 3/4 full is hard to judge, so only had a partial second good batch.

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  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Maybe it's just my family or a GA thing, but I don't remember my grandmother baking anything but biscuits or yeast biscuits. She kept her wooden bowl filled with flour, covered it up with a fabric flour bag and stored it in her pantry. She could mix those biscuits so fast and they were always wonderful.

    I inherited the biscuit bowls from both Grandmothers. I have learned to make those without measure, hand mix, shape and bake. But after the first try with a wooden bowl moved both to items of decor and use a ceramic low sided bowl for mine. Although ugly, my biscuits do turn out well, but the mess I create is unbelievable. How they could do this with their hands and so, so neatly without wasting resources or making a big mess baffles me.
     
  3. ronott1

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    Nice!


    Thanks for sharing the tips on using pans like that
     
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    I like those, so much more fun that just round muffins. Good job!
     
  5. cheepteach

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    beautiful muffins! you can bake individual cakes in that pan, too. They would look so pretty dusted with powdered sugar
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    On J Wright site they give a pound cake recipe to try in these, may do that …tonight did a boxed blueberry muffin mix and it is great!
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Tried a mix blueberry recipe in my new cast iron muffin pan and they turned out beautiful and tasty..[​IMG]

    I plan to be the muffin Queen..:)
     
  8. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Here you go m'lady, Queen of the Muffins!

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  9. cheepteach

    cheepteach Chirping

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    does the Muffin Queen hang out with the Muffin Man?
     
  10. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    You mean the one on Drury Lane?
     

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