An old habit but does it do anything?
Posted: 10 February 2010 10:04 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi,

I have been taught both in school and at home to put damp kitchen towels on the bottoms & sides of the cake pan as soon as it comes out of the oven.  Anyone else do this?  For the life of me I cannot fathom why.  Any ideas?

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Posted: 11 February 2010 02:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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It seems the idea is to cool the pan and stop cooking the cake since it continues to bake inside the hot pan outside the oven.
If so, does not apply to Rose’s recipes because they indicate whether a cake must be unmolded imediately or needs time to continue baking before unmolding.

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Posted: 11 February 2010 12:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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thanks everyone, thought I might get some more input for this concept.  Like Barb says, file it away for disaster useage.

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Posted: 01 May 2010 04:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Bill - 11 February 2010 04:40 PM

On the topic of “old habits”  One of my favorite foods is the “Cheese Blintz”.  (For those of you who don’t know what they are…they are a crepe, wrapped around a cheese filling…and fried in butter…usually served with sour cream).  When I was a kid and my mom made them, as each crepe came out of the pan they were placed on a tea towel.  There were towels all over the kitchen and the crepes were laying every where.  The first time I made them in my tiny kitchen…I would certainly not have room for that mess…I just stacked them on a plate with a paper towel between them.  No problem.  No sticking…nothing.  Perfect.  I asked my Mom"why did you do it that way?  Her response “because your grandmother did it that way”.  I’ve asked a few people who make them and everyone lays them out…all over the place…but no one could tell me why.  LOL

Oh my goodness, as a lover and frequent maker of Swedish pancakes I must declare Bill, this made me laugh so hard! How absolutely adorable! I could so picture that! What a sight that must have been.  tongue laugh

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