Help-Baking In Terra Cotta Pots????

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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

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Tiffany29 Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 11:43am
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Try googling it, I did, and here's what I found.

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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

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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.

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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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