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Old 10-22-2006, 03:58 PM   #1
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Question Cast iron "muffin pan?" questions

I have a 6 compartment cast iron muffin style cups.It is heated up first then have a batter poured in or do you make muffin batter and start from room temp?

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I've always heated cast iron before pouring any type of batter in it. It creates a crispier exterior.
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Old 10-22-2006, 04:07 PM   #3
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OK, to what temp? I have seen these used in China but did not know what batter to put inside. It appeared to be a thin batter that puffed up and was light. What have you put in them?
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Old 10-22-2006, 04:21 PM   #4
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They are for making cornbread. You heat the iron in the oven. Be sure it is WELL greased.
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I would heat them to the same temp the recipe uses to cook them. What is the recipe? Can you post it for us to see? Are you making cornbread? Be sure and grease each "cup" well before heating.
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Old 10-22-2006, 04:38 PM   #6
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Heat it first. thymeless
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Old 10-22-2006, 04:45 PM   #7
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I will do my best. Will let you know how it is.
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You'll do fine. What are you making?
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I will try corn muffins. Will try many types of miniature cakes and muffins because it has a nice design on the bottom.
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Old 10-23-2006, 05:27 PM   #10
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I will try corn muffins. Will try many types of miniature cakes and muffins because it has a nice design on the bottom.
Since you say the pan has a nice design on the bottom, I'm guessing they are also shaped like ears of corn? If so, this is technically not a muffin pan, it is a cornstick pan. The reason I mention this is because the cornstick pan is only about 1/2 the depth of a muffin pan - so you will probably want to adjust (decrease) your baking time since they will cook quicker.

You should pre-heat your pan ... then grease, add your batter, and bake. If you don't - the top and bottom will not bake evenly.
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