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Old 08-24-2006, 10:00 PM   #1
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Muffins without a muffin pan?

Hi all!
I have a muffin mix and no pan...Do any of you master chefs out there have suggestions for how I could bake them anyway?

I do have a brownie pan and a cookie sheet.

Thanks!

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Old 08-24-2006, 10:05 PM   #2
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Do you have ovenproof coffee or tea cups (not mugs)? How about ramekins?

You could make the mix and bake it in the brownie pan.
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:47 PM   #3
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What about using pattycake/cupcake paper cases. Assuming you have them in your cupboard of course!
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:49 PM   #4
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Do the paper one hold their shape with no pan to hold them up? I thought you needed the foil reinforced ones to bake cupcakes without a pan.
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Old 08-24-2006, 11:53 PM   #5
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Just use 2 paper cases - one inside the other. The thickness keeps them the right shape, and you can just slip off and dispose of the outside case when they are cooked.
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Or have them close together in a baking tin. Sorry, did not explain that. :)
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Old 08-25-2006, 11:20 AM   #7
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Thank you! I will try the paper cases:)
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I've seen recipes in UK cookbooks and cooking mags that simply used two muffin wrapper cups. Though I've not tried this "free-style" (aka, not in a tin) method myself. Good luck with whatever you do try (One thought, if you have a loaf tin, you could probably make a loaf cake with your muffin batter...I know that I can do this with some of my muffin recipes like bluberry and banana.)
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I've never tried it but, soup cans might work. I recall reading a depression-era recipe for a brown bread baked in a coffee can. I'm guessing, before the muffin tin was invented, people baked in several types of tin containers. If you're feeling creative, maybe add some tuna tins and build a sandcastle with different shapes. Just some tins for thought
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I've never tried it but, soup cans might work. I recall reading a depression-era recipe for a brown bread baked in a coffee can. I'm guessing, before the muffin tin was invented, people baked in several types of tin containers. If you're feeling creative, maybe add some tuna tins and build a sandcastle with different shapes. Just some tins for thought
That's a great idea mish! Though it's not a cooked dessert, I've made (British) summer pudding in a large soup can, and it works wonderfully
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