ADoes anyone bake in these? I'm wanting to bake individual brownies but know that brownies stick uncontrollably to cupcake liners. Those do not work. I have tons of pans, but I have ongoing large orders and will not have the tome to depan.
I really like them, but have trouble getting the clear lids on when I use them for fudge. I wonder if the baking makes the pan shrink slightly for the clear lid to fit on properly?
Overall, I think they are super. You can get them cheaper direct from Novacart than you can from Bakedeco, where I found them first.
So does the fudge stick at all? Are they coated with something? I'm concerned about the brownies because the high sugar content makes them more likely to stick.
Leah, I use several Nova Cart disposable pans. I LOVE them. I don't panspray and I've never had any problems. I use a brownie recipe that comes right off the paper. But every recipe is different. Look through their online catalog and note the product numbers. Then call and ask for samples.
Yes, the ones I am talking about are dark brown, with a clear glaze over the entire inside. Fudge does not stick at all. I've baked in them before, too, and I don't remember having any problems.
Here is the info from their website:
Our new line of baking molds has a poly-coated interior which provides a better release characteristic. The molds with an asterisk (*) have an optional clear plastic lid which are NOT bakeable.
You don't have the ability to freeze them to release from your pans?
Stitches, the volume I'm baking in means that as a pan comes out of the oven another pan goes in. By pan I mean two half sheets of the NovaCart baking cups. With two ovens going all the time. And the entire freezer needs to be full of packaged brownies all the time.
Well somebody sure likes brownies! :)
Do you think you will freeze them without the lids, and then add those after you thaw?
Wow, good for you!!! Might be time to buy another freezer and a bigger oven to give you some relief with your production. Such a great problem to have.
Leah - Do you mind me asking what you market those 4 x 4 pans of brownies as? Do you call them a mini pan, or do you say they are 1 serving or 2 servings? I ask because I have a very decadent (read expensive) brownie recipe, and mine run around $4 for a 3 x 3 square. I didn't think I could get away with baking and selling it in those pans for the price I would have to charge (over $7).
AIm not using 4 x 4 pans. I currently make them in a jumbo cupcake tin (not the Texas size). I get $4 for an Oreo version and $5 for a Bourbon ball version.
Just ordered some samples from NovaCart. Wow! They were informative and nice on the phone. So far, this is customer service the way its supposed to be.
I think we need samples, Leah. May I send you my address?
Here is what I found with my recipe in a couple of days of baking in the Nova Cart disposables -
the side of the Panettone "pans" are too flexible. They do hold the batter but deform during baking. Release from the brownie is good.
the E Series with the clear dome lids is the cutest of the packaging and the one I want to use. Sadly, the brownies totally stick. There is virtually NO release at all. I even tried greasing the pans and that made it worse. ::sigh:: going to try on more experiment today.
So far the best by far has been the Optima series. Side walls are firm and release is excellent. Unfortunately it will require a clamshell, so double packaging, but no depanning. It may still be worth it.
I use the top ones for mini cheesecakes, and don't remember them deforming - but cheesecake batter is more fluid than brownie batter.
The middle ones I use for fudge. I'll have to try my brownie recipe in them and see if mine sticks. Could you line that one with a parchment square?
The bottom one I use for mini pies.
Wish the middle one would have worked for you, because those lids come in handy.
Eureka! Pam to the rescue on the middles one with the domes lids. Pan grease did not work, but spray Pam did!