Kitchen Utensils
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If you’re stocking up your kitchen cabinets with baking dishes then you may have come across the terms ramekin, cocotte, and souffle cup. Unless you’re an experienced chef, you may be unaware of the differences between these types of baking dishes, and what they are used for. Here we investigate what differentiates ramekins from cocottes and souffle cups, helping you to decide if you need any of these items, and which will be best suited for your own cooking style.

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These pans have a number of similarities but also some key differences. They can be used interchangeably in some circumstances, though not all. Here we look at the ways to identify these types of pans and discuss which types of baking they are best utilized for.

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The length of time your bundt cake needs to spend in the oven will depend primarily on the size of the pan. A standard 12-cup bundt pan will take around 45 minutes to cook, but it’s not unusual for bundt cakes to need over an hour in the oven.

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If you find yourself in a position where you need a ramekin but don’t have one available, there are a number of items you could consider substituting it with, including jam jars, shot glasses, and mugs.

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Ideally, a 5-ounce or 6-ounce ramekin will work best for individual crème brûlée portions, though ramekins slightly smaller or slightly bigger can also be used.

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There are various ways you can store ramekins to tidy up your kitchen cabinets such as using plastic tupperware, wooden boxes, spice racks, and shelving. Keep reading to learn further details.

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If you have a bundt pan you can, of course, make a variety of different cakes with it. But if you’re looking for some alternative ways to put your bundt pan to use, there are a number of things you can make in it which are not cake based.

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The bundt pans are easy to use, though it’s imperative that you take measures to ensure the cake does not stick to the pan. This can include choosing the most appropriate pan, greasing the pan, and adding an extra coating to the grease, such as flour.

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The most suitable option for you will depend on your level of DIY skill, along with how frequently you need to be able to remove your bundt pan from the wall to bake with it. Here we investigate the best ways to hang bundt pans on the wall.

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If you have a hankering for a homemade tart, but you don’t have a tart pan, you’ll be glad to know that there are several substitutes you can use instead that you probably already have in the kitchen. Here we look at alternatives to tart pans, and how you can use them to make a tart.

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If you’re hosting a formal dinner party then it’s useful to know the differences between different types of bowls, and how they should be used. Here we explore how you can identify cereal bowls, soup bowls, and dessert bowls.

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A butter knife is a type of knife that is used to, well, spread butter. You can tell how it differs from other knives by its dulled edge and rounded tip. Another way to distinguish butter knives from dinner knives is by their size.