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althetrainer's picture
althetrainer

Doughnut pans

I was out this afternoon and had a few minutes to kill.  Went in a Goodwill store and found one 6-cavity doughnut pan and one 12-mini doughnut pan.  Got them together for $9.  I would have to pay twice as much to buy them new so I thought might as well.  Now, here's a problem... no one at home, including myself, eats doughnuts or bagels.  I know, I bought them because they were there staring at me and I couldn't resist.  LOL  What else can I use these cute doughnut pans for?  Mini cakes and muffins?  Can I use them to make doughnut shape dinner rolls or will they turn out too crispy? 

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flournwater

Jello molds

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althetrainer

Jell-O? Never thought of that.  Unfortunately, that's another food item we don't consume at home.  But you gave me the idea of using them as cream cheese molds.  Wonder if the cream cheese will hold the shape.


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flournwater

My wife makes a "no bake" fruit cake at Christmas every year.  It's fantastic; not one that people say thanks for then throw away.  She makes them up as individual loaves by pressing them into miniature pans.  Perhaps you could use the mold for something like that.

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althetrainer

idea!  Would it be ok if I ask for the recipe?

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Janknitz

. . .  Mini Bundt cakes.  Ever see "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"?  You could put flowers in the middle of each little cake. 


A little cake at each place might make a nice place card holder, if you entertain like that (I fantasize about that, but never have the time!). 


 


 

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althetrainer

I am no Martha Stewart but this sure sounds like something she would do.  :-)  Maybe I can do two small bundt cakes for the home owners when they come back this Sunday.  A loaf of SD garlic loaf with my homemake kefir cream cheese, a chicken/spinach salad with homemade blueberry vinaigrette, and some kefir d'Uva.  That would be a nice dinner for them after a long trip.

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PaddyL

Miniature savarins or rum babas.  I think that was probably their original purpose.

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althetrainer

I have never made that but they sure sound good.  Is there such a thing of no-rum savarins?  I don't have any rum and don't want to buy more grocery before going home. 

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summerbaker

I had no idea what savarins are so I looked it up and found this really good link:


http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2007/08/15/315493/savarins-a-masterclass.html


It gives their history as well as several syrups/toppings.


Summer

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PaddyL

Just substitute fruit juice for the rum.