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Baking Pans

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
COPYRIGHT, HELEN S. FLETCHER, 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
ALL PHOTOS BY PASTRIES LIKE A PRO UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

Baking pansThis weeks’ post about Baking Pans comes as a result of my blog, Chocolate Cranberry Quick Bread.  A question was asked about what type of 9×5” pan I used and whether it made a difference. So this week, I want to talk a little about the differences between baking pans.

In the long-ago days, there weren’t many equipment choices for home baking.  You bought this or that if you were lucky.  Most baking pans for cakes, loaf cakes, and pie pans were and still are, made of aluminum.  Commercial strengths were usually heavier than those made for consumers but unavailable. Today we are luckier and have choices of materials and weights. Continue reading

Sheet Pans for Baking

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
COPYRIGHT, HELEN S. FLETCHER, 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
ALL PHOTOS BY PASTRIES LIKE A PRO UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

Sheet Pans in bakingBefore I started baking professionally, I didn’t know what sheet pans were. I had cookie sheets which were flat with upturned ends on which I baked my cookies, breads, rolls, etc.

When I opened my bakery, the first thing I learned was that full sheet pans were what professionals used for several reasons.  A sheet pan has rolled edges all the way around making it about 3/4 inches deep. The most important reason for using sheet pans is when putting them in and out of the oven quickly, whatever is on the sheet pan won’t fall off. Continue reading