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muffin papers

hey emluken - that's a good idea. They do look good for display with the paper.

I've made some muffins late this afternoon, and am leaving them til tomorrow to see how the papers come off - but the trade-off is the muffins won't be warm - we'll see.

again, thanks for all the comments

muffin papers

thank you all for the comments.
Because we have a small coffee shop, I tend to bake my muffins in the morning and sell them immediately - and then bake more if needed. People love warm muffins.
In the mornings I make Cheesy Corn muffins for the breakfast crowd. I hate to see so much of the muffin stick to the paper.

But I will try the tip to leave the muffins in the pan a bit longer before turning them out. I always take them out right away.

I just think they look good with paper, but it just doesn't work well.

some help please with peanut butter cookies.

Well thank you all for all the tips. I made a batch today and refrigerated them and it made the world of difference! I didn't use any powdered sugar (I thought I had some - but no) But the fridge thing did the trick.
I really like the idea of the double fridge - roll and squish and then into the fridge again - I'll try that tomorrow - I make them at my coffee shop so preparing them and then cooking later would be great for me.

I also will try the flour less one tomorrow as well - I bake a few other gluten-free treats and think a peanut butter cookie to these will be fabulous.

Also I have already learned my lesson about the natural peanut butter thing - I tried to use some with really poor results.

some help please with peanut butter cookies.

thank you all for the tips. I will try the fridge - it's true that with summer being here my dough was soft.
My recipe calls for 1 cup of white sugar - I wonder if I should use 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and 1/2 regular sugar?
And I've printed Dorie's recipe, the cookies look perfect in the picture!

Urgent Pineapple Upside Down Cake Question

Thank you for the reply, I am going to try it tomorrow morning. Do I wait for 10 minutes after I take it out of the oven to flip? I think it's going to be nice. I like the idea of serving it in wedges instead of squares, in fact maybe I should leave it whole and just slice as customers ask for a piece. The mango upside down cake is going well - I love to have something different to offer. Also great tip about the glass - I almost used one today put then changed my mind - lucky!
thank you again
Denise

Urgent Pineapple Upside Down Cake Question

gourmetgal I have a question please - does baking in the cast iron skillet darken the bottom of the cake? I have a abundance of mango's right now and make mango upside cake a few times now for my coffee shop. I do find that the mango darken (if that's the right word)(also from the brown sugar bottom mixture) but I find the cake part tends to look a bit white. Would using the skillet make a difference?
I still have quite a few mango's and a couple of cast iron skillets?
thanks

looking for a paticular kitchen gadget

hi greenbean

Thanks for that link to the pan - it looks interesting - I guess it would give every piece an 'edge'.
I've already sent away for the wheel dough cutter mentioned in the first message. I already have pans that I like to use and the wheeled dough cutter will be perfect.

And Embackus - I've tried the ruler idea - just didn't work when doing lots of pans full - at least not for me.

thanks all for the tips

looking for a paticular kitchen gadget

Hey 2qrs

Wow, thanks so much. That exactly what I was looking for. I have been looking for a while online, but just didn't know what to call it, and couldn't find anything. I stumbled on this site and have spent the afternoon browsing around and then thought this would be a good place to ask.

I'm sooo excited - I have to make so many pans of brownies and squares I just can't wait to order one.
thank you again so much.
Denise

muffin papers

Hello all, and hopefully thanks for all the help.

I make lots of muffins at work - savory and sweet ones.
My problem is that the paper always seems to stick to the muffins.
I have just stopped using them, but really would like to use them. I think it makes the muffin look better.

I have tried spraying them muffin pan first, then put in the paper - no luck.
I have spayed the pan and put in the paper and then sprayed the paper - still no luck.

Help please.
thanks
Denise

some help please with peanut butter cookies.

Hello all:
I am looking for some help with my peanut butter cookie making.
I am using a standard peanut butter cookie recipe from my mixer book.
Roll them in small balls, and lightly squish with a fork. Bake at 375F for 10 minutes.
My problem is that then spread too much making them too big and you can't even see the fork imprints.
Ideally, I would like my cookies to be smaller, thicker, and be able to see the fork marks.
If you need more info (recipe) I will reply.
Thanks for any help
Denise

looking for a paticular kitchen gadget

Hello all:

I'm looking for a gadget (if that's the right term?) to aid with cutting brownies into equal sizes (both squares and rectangles).
I thought that I had seen one once on a cooking show - but just can't remember.....
I have a small coffee shop and bake brownies all the time. I am the worst cutter there seems to be. I try to be careful and it always goes wrong - some people are happy at the size of their brownie - later people get the smaller ones.
This gadget was adjustable, depending on the amount of squares you wanted.
Any help out there - thanks
Denise

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