Silicone bakeware is high-tech and easy to store and clean, which makes it an appealing option to many bakers. If you want to use silicone bakeware but don't know where to start, you've come to the right place. Here are some tips to getting the most out of your silicone bakeware. With a few practice runs, you won't know what you did before you discovered silicone bakeware.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Skip the oil. One of the major benefits to using silicone bakeware has to do with oil and fats. Traditional pans need to be greased before use, while a silicone piece needs no additional oils or fats to bake. This makes for a healthier end product.
Use it anywhere. Because silicone bakeware is so durable, you can use it in the freezer, oven and microwave, and it's dishwasher safe. You can create a dish, heat it, freeze it and then reheat it all in the same silicone pan.
Give it a little support. One of the drawbacks with silicone bakeware is its flexibility. When you bake with it, place a cookie sheet underneath the pan for added support. This also makes it easier to remove the pan from the oven once your dish is done.
Check the time. When you begin to use silicone bakeware, it's important to watch your baked goods carefully to get a feel for how your oven and bakeware will react. Some cakes may cook quicker in silicone, while others make take a bit longer to brown.
Take your cake out easier. Once your cake is done, you'll be amazed at how easy it is to remove from the pan. Simply give the pan a shake and the cake will slide right out.