Apologies, i know this has been discussed as it popped up in the search feature but wouldnt find/open the forum post!
I am making a round cake next week, it will be 2 pieces fixed together to make a knitting ball cake. I just wanted to know if there were any hazards/tips/positives about baking in pyrex?
Do i still use my flower nail as a heat core..as the base of the bowl is flat enough to place this but will it still work in pyrex?
Google is your friend. You can read the horror stories about the dangers there.
Google is no longer my friend...i am deathly scared of pyrex now!!!!
Although most explosions seem to occur in older pieces that are more likely to have cracks/chips/scratches. I have a new bowl, however i am aware that this doesnt rule out damage in transit and in the store i am fairly certain it isn't 'damaged'. The science of it also suggests an immediate change of temprature is largely responsible.
Perhaps if i cook in the oven 5minutes less than required and then transfer to the grill (whilst off), as this is sat onto of my over so the temprature will be signifcantly less but not cold enough to be room temp.
I am a hobby baker so cannot jsutify buying a new round tin. Has anyone else baked with pyrex and had any good/bad experiences??
Is it worth it? Any suggestions for alternatives?
I have used a pyrex bowl for a boob cake and it came out ok. i have baked other foods in pyrex bowls and nothing has happened, so far.
I have also made several boob cakes using pyrex bowls with no problem
I haven't had any problems baking this way so far.
I've baked in pyrex bowls lot's of times & my mom before me & in bowls we've had for years. I always tend to cook mine on a lower heat, say 140 -150c, so that it cooks through as it's such a depth.
I also put a pyrex bowl, with water in, in the bottom of my oven when I cook cakes & I've never had one of those break either. Hope this helps
I've used pyrex to bake several times. I use the flower nail and bake at about 160 C. I am very careful about the surfaces that I put the bowl on to avoid sudden temp changes to the surface of the bowl.
I bake in pyrex bowls and use the flower nail. I have never had a problem doing so. I wish you luck with whatever you decide. Happy Baking!
Put your flower nail through a little circle of baking parchment - will help with a quick release & clean up!
I would use the wilton sports pan for a yarn ball instead!
I always use Pyrex when I bake its great & safe as long as you don't put it through shock that is sudden temperature changes for example taking it out of the oven & putting it on a wet cloth or on/in anything cold, & don't ever use it on stove top
thanks all, this was what i was looking for! some reasssurance that the thing wont blow up!
I am confident i can keep temprature changes to a minimum and will have a go later this week! Should any disaters happen, I'll let you know
hey, just to let you know..... i baked my cakes in the pyrex and everything turned out perfect!!
thanks for the advice