Making Use Of Baking Molds
Molds used in baking come in various types and designs, and all of them have their unique and useful purposes.
Bread-baking molds, for instance, are useful in providing breads with decorative shapes and designs.
The most recent versions of these molds come with non-stick surfaces, thereby preventing some parts of the baked bread to stick into the pan.
Silicone baking molds are also available for those who love to bake.
This type is easy to use and delivers better performance than other non-stick bakeware.
Users also receive an assurance that this mold is quick releasing and flexible.
Molds, primarily used for cakes, are also available in various materials including high-temperature plastic, glass and aluminum.
These are useful in baking cakes with shapes and themes that are quite difficult to trim like 3-dimensional objects or characters.
Here are 5 tips in using molds for baking for those who wish to take full advantage of this useful tool:
1. Grease the Mold Well
A wise tip is to use a pan spray or shortening to grease the mold.
Make sure that even the tiniest crevices are well-coated.
This prevents your produced batter from sticking into the pan.
Another tip is to get rid of any accumulated large shortening lumps or pan spray pools.
Note that it is necessary to allow the mold to receive just a thin yet thorough greasing or coat.
2. Provide the Mold with the Right Support
Place the mold on a baking tray since this offers its needed support.
Avoid lifting it full from the rims.
It does not usually have features to break the strain.
Molds are also incapable of supporting heavy loads on their own.
While this baking tool is extremely flexible, which guarantees ease in releasing your cakes or any other baked goods, remember that it is still impossible to do this if it is not well-supported by a tray.
3. Fill the Molds with Just the Right Amount of Batter
This tip is particularly useful when baking cakes.
Make sure the mold holds just the right amount of cake batter.
A single and light tap on its surface is also necessary in preventing air pockets from forming into the batter.
4. Place a Cookie Sheet Made of Metal Below the Baking Mold
The metal cookie sheet, placed beneath your chosen baking mold, is useful in holding the tool correctly.
This improves the pliability and flexibility of the material while also ensuring that it can be easily removed without the risk of burning yourself or spilling its contents.
This tip also helps in boosting the stability of the mold and guaranteeing ease in handling it.
5. Remove the Baked Product Only Until it is Already Well-Cooked
Only remove the baking mold and cooking sheet from your oven when your baked good is already completely cooked.
Make sure that the baked product is already cool before getting it out of the pan.
Loosen its sides before peeling the mold out of it.
Pressing the bottom part of the mold before lifting the baked goods up and removing them is also useful in preventing the risk of ruining your desired shape, theme or design.
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