When you start making dishes in the kitchen, you may just start baking. Baking cookies, cakes, or cupcakes. Baking often sounds simple, but it can still be quite difficult. Especially, because every oven is slightly different in terms of temperature. Or your cake suddenly goes wrong while you have followed the entire recipe. In this new knowledge base article I will answer the question: How to use a Silicone Muffin Pan.
What are silicone muffin pans
When you start baking, you also need things that you can use to make cakes, breads or cupcakes, for example. This often comes down to two options:
- Aluminum (Heavy metals)
Aluminum molds are often more expensive than silicone molds. You use these shapes to make the dishes. There are a number of advantages if you choose the silicone option.
Advantages Silicone muffin pans
Whichever baking pan you choose, you will have advantages and disadvantages. Below I have listed the most important advantages for the silicone forms:
- Resistant to high temperatures
- Easy to clean
The only downside you can have with this option is that the silicone shape is weak. When removing the baking from the oven, you must therefore make sure that you hold it properly. If you don’t do this, for example, a cake can tear or the cupcakes or other baking can be damaged. To prevent this you can take out the whole rack with the silicone mold on it. You then place these on a base to ensure that your kitchen worktop is not damaged.
Using Silicon Muffin Pan
A silicone muffin pan is easy to use. Before you start using it, you need to clean it. You can do this with a little soap and water. Then dry the mold with a tea towel. When the mold is clean, you can add some butter or cooking spray even if it is non-stick. For example, if you make cupcakes, this is of course not necessary since there are already cupcake trays in it. Once you have buttered the mold, the next step is to add the mixture. When the mixture is added, the mold can be put in the oven. When it’s ready according to the recipe, take the mold out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. This can be between 10 and 15 minutes. It’s important that when the muffins are ready and have rested, you can just hold the silicone. Then gently press the muffins out of the tin. When the mold has cooled down you can start cleaning. You repeat the process as described at the beginning. You can do this just with soap and water. Then you dry it off and store the mold.
To briefly summarize the above steps and answer the question how to use a silicone muffin pan:
- Clean the silicone muffin pan with soap and water.
- Dry the mold
- Provide the mold with butter
- Add the mixture in the mold
- Remove the mold from the oven and let it cool
- Remove the pastry from the silicone tin
- Clean the mold with soap and water
- Dry the mold
- Store the mold
If you have another experience with using a silicone muffin pan let me know!
FAQ Silicone Muffin Pan
Below you can find the most frequently asked questions:
What is a Silicone Muffin Pan?
It’s a silicone baking mold you can use for baking muffins.
How to use a Silicone Muffin Pan?
You first start with cleaning and drying the mold. After that you fill it with the mixture. Bake the mixture and remove the mold from the oven. Let it cool for a couple of minutes. Remove the pastry and when the silicone mold is cold you can clean it again, dry it again and store the mold for the next time!
How to clean a Silicone mold?
The mold is really easy to clean. You only need some water, soap and a tea towel to dry the mold.