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Old 10-07-2011, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Temporarily, in Limerick
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Hello...

I saw some great muffin pans to make super sized muffins/cupcakes. I've also seen cast iron muffin pans (for regular sized muffins) & try to buy cast iron so I can add the iron to my diet.

I don't have much experience baking muffins, but, I'd like to winter stockpile them in the freezer for quick breakfasts... was wondering if anyone uses the larger tins & what adjustments in temp/time you've needed to make for your recipes? I have an electric oven, if that matters.

Also, does anyone use the cast iron muffin pans (or cornbread stick cast iron pans) & would you recommend them to others?

Thanks very much!
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:37 PM
 
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Muffin pans are made of steel like bread pans. These days sometimes they are coated with Teflon, but the best pans are glazed like a good pullman bread pan. The professional ones like a baker uses have cups welded into a tray.
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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I have the large and extra small regular muffin pans, adjust your cooking time according to the recipe and do the toothpick test ( I start with adding about 5-7 minutes and go from there. I love my cast iron, but no muffin pans, I do have the cornbread ones hubby got me, but have yet to try them...Good luck and glad to see you using the iron!
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Old 10-09-2011, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Temporarily, in Limerick
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Muffin pans are made of steel like bread pans. These days sometimes they are coated with Teflon, but the best pans are glazed like a good pullman bread pan. The professional ones like a baker uses have cups welded into a tray.
Wow Wilson. I googled Pullman pans & finally see how bakery sandwiches are so perfectly square. Never heard of them before but I am going to have to buy 1 for summer veggie sandwiches. I avoid Teflon coating, but never heard of glazing... lots I'm learning here, thanks.

But, I can't find pics of baker's pans with welded cups. Can't even picture what those would look like. I did find tart pans with removable bottoms (I'll add those to my Christmas list!) Can you give me a brand name so I can google them?

Thanks very much!
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Old 10-09-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Temporarily, in Limerick
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I have the large and extra small regular muffin pans, adjust your cooking time according to the recipe and do the toothpick test ( I start with adding about 5-7 minutes and go from there. I love my cast iron, but no muffin pans, I do have the cornbread ones hubby got me, but have yet to try them...Good luck and glad to see you using the iron!
Thanks GR. I'll begin with the 5-7M rule. I don't have any recipes tailored to giant, jumbo muffins but have made a few things with raw middles or bottom crusts... part of the problem when moving & adjusting to a new oven & electric rather than gas. Perhaps being above sea level for the 1st time also makes a difference?

But, I did order 2 jumbo muffin pans from Amazon & can't wait to test a coffee cake recipe in them... I'm going to have to speed up winter treadmill walking lest I become known as the pudgy muffin eater at the fitness center.

I'll post pics once I begin baking up a storm. That's the one thing I like about colder weather... the oven regularly churning out a warm room & goodies!
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Old 10-09-2011, 03:05 PM
 
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Wow Wilson. I googled Pullman pans & finally see how bakery sandwiches are so perfectly square. Never heard of them before but I am going to have to buy 1 for summer veggie sandwiches. I avoid Teflon coating, but never heard of glazing... lots I'm learning here, thanks.

But, I can't find pics of baker's pans with welded cups. Can't even picture what those would look like. I did find tart pans with removable bottoms (I'll add those to my Christmas list!) Can you give me a brand name so I can google them?

Thanks very much!
Here is what a real muffin pan looks like:

Lockwood Manufacturing, Inc.

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Old 10-09-2011, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Temporarily, in Limerick
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Here is what a real muffin pan looks like:

Lockwood Manufacturing, Inc.
Wilson, you offer great info. With this link, I'm not sure you realize how you are fueling my addiction to kitchenware. I admit it! I am an addict!

I love this site, thank you! The silicon resin cookie pans are brilliant. You & GR are either going to get February boxes of treats in the mail... or... February pics of my tubby tummy, filled with treats.

I will begin investigating professional bake/cookware. I'm an amateur gourmet cook & love every minute of it! I must have been a rich family's cook in a past life...

Cheers!
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