- Apr 2, 2019
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Just made this for the first time today. absolutely lush! I followed Joy Of Baking recipe, including her thin glaze brushed on top which seeps into the cake and keeps it moist via holes I made. But I also added an icing sugar glaze.
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Norcalbaker, great advice. Thanks for explaining the reasons why quick breads can have uneven baking.
I'm thinking that it might be trickier releasing it from the pan without baking paper handles to lift it out. But as long as the pan is well greased with butter, and I've left it to fully cool to stop it falling apart, should it pretty much slide out if I tip the tin onto its side?
'To insulate the top, loosely tent the loaf pan with aluminum foil for the last 15 or 20 minutes of baking.'
Good idea! Yes, that had occurred to me. So by last 15 or 20 minutes, I take it you mean add that onto the 50 minutes. But how can I guarantee it'll be done even after say an hour and 10, considering the skewer came out clean when it was underdone? Still, I'd be very surprised if it wasn't fully baked by then.
I like your suggestion of lowering the rack. It makes sense to put the bottom of the tin nearer to the main heat and get the lowest part of the batter cooked while simultaneously preventing the top from getting overbaked due to heat rising.
Finally, I'm delighted how easy it was to make a baking belt! It definitely worked well. However, perhaps it worked too well in this instance? While we're looking to avoid crustiness on sides of cakes, I'm wondering if this recipe should have a crust? Because other recipes I've watched all have dark sides, whereas mine are completely crustless.
Wow, those mini bundt cakes look amazing, perfect clean lines.
Thanks for the info. Yes, I used that recipe you linked.
I'll make up some baker's grease. Does it matter if I use lard, margarine or Trex for the solid shortening?
I'm making something else now and I made up some baker's grease. I used 1/4 cup/60ml equal parts veg oil, Trex and plain flour. Smells like onions. There's enough to brush into several more tins so I've stored it in the fridge, apparently it can last several months.
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