Help-Baking In Terra Cotta Pots????

Decorating By dweddings Updated 22 Apr 2010 , 12:58pm by jayne1873

dweddings Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 10:49am
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Does anyone know if you can bake in a terra cotta flower pot. I want to make a mini flower pot and I thought the T.C. pot would be great.But is it safe to bake a food product in. Need to do for this weekend so Help

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Mizuki Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 11:05am
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I tried it once. I took care to prepare the pot for baking, but the cake tasted like crap. thumbsdown.gif

Tiffany29 Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 11:43am
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Try googling it, I did, and here's what I found.
http://www.ehow.com/how_5811536_bake-terra-cotta-flower-pots.html

Relznik Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 11:48am
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I've done it a few times.

Obviously I used a brand new pot - and thoroughly washed it.

There was a hole in the bottom of the pot, so I firstly put a disc of foil at the bottom. I then completely lined the pot with baking parchment and another disc of baking parchment at the bottom of the pot.

It came out absolutely fine! icon_biggrin.gif

Ballymena Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 12:17pm
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I used terra cotta pots a few years ago for baked Christmas puddings. Worked like a charm. I used shortening to grease them well, after a couple of uses the terra cotta had absorbed enough shortening I didn't need to use it anymore (I made 80 for a Christmas sale). I used the 6" ones and dropped a basket type coffee filter in the bottom, it stopped the pudding(cake-like) from sticking to the bottom and sealed off the hole but I had to take the pudding out of the pot while it was still hot and remove the filter or it stuck a bit when it was cold.
Terra cotta is fired at approx. 2167⁰F - 1165⁰C so impurities in the clay is burned off during the long firing time and high heat. If you're still paranoid about this look for the pots with the glazed insides.

jayne1873 Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 12:58pm
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I have done it as well and it turned out fine. Lined the pot and cooked at a lower than normal temp to make sure cake cooked all the way through

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