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Can I make muffins without paper cases?

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HeadFairy Mon 06-Jul-09 16:09:34

I've started the mix and I don't have any muffin cases, just a muffin tray... do you think I can make muffins without making them in muffin cases? Or will the mixture go everywhere?

Bettymum Mon 06-Jul-09 16:12:41

I have always used cases...they do rise quite a lot when you bake them so they might go everywhere. Do you have a loaf tin? Could you do a loaf instead, just up the cooking time a bit?

stripeypineapple Mon 06-Jul-09 16:14:49

I think you can just use the tin. Like with a big cake?

Give it a try, see what happens.

GodzillasBumcheek Mon 06-Jul-09 16:15:23

Yes you can - just lightly oil the tins. Use a spray if you have one.

HeadFairy Mon 06-Jul-09 16:16:47

Lovely, thanks.... I'll just make sure I don't over fill each tin so I don't end up with Godzilla-Muffin.

GodzillasBumcheek Mon 06-Jul-09 16:16:47

OMG - this is a total first giving advice on cooking shock

I'm usually the one needing advice (or rescuing)!

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 06-Jul-09 16:18:26

Read in a Nigella cookbook (Feast iirc) that she bakes some muffins without cases, she uses brown greaseproof paper - puts a square of it loosely in the tin and put the muffin mix on top, the effect is that the greaseprrof paper looks all tulip like when cooked. She did it purely for aesthetic reasons and the pictures did look nice.

pasturesnew Mon 06-Jul-09 16:20:36

but Godzilla-Muffin sounds nice!

HeadFairy Mon 06-Jul-09 16:26:09

ooh GetOrf, that sounds like a very rustic Nigella-esque solution!

Bettymum Mon 06-Jul-09 16:28:50

If you do end up with Godzilla-Muffin can I eat it? grin

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 06-Jul-09 16:28:51

I know, it looks lovely in the pics, like a £3.50 muffin from a really smart cake shop.

I have tried to look up a picture link on google <saddo emoticon> but funnily enough can't find one.

I have actually been meaning to try it out but I know that my ham fisted efforts will certainly not look like the Nigella originals grin

HeadFairy Mon 06-Jul-09 16:34:16

Ok, we'll share out Godzilla-muffin (if I can get it out of the oven, I may have to go in there and eat it out )

HeadFairy Mon 06-Jul-09 17:14:05

Oh Lordy, no Godzilla-muffin I'm afraid, but 12 Nigella shaped beauties... <drools>

thisisyesterday Mon 06-Jul-09 17:19:14

i know i am late to this, but yes, you can! I made some this morning and had already made the mixture before realising i had no cases
they came out absolutely fine

HeadFairy Mon 06-Jul-09 17:21:39

for future reference should anyone wonder... the baking parchment thing is a brilliant idea (thanks GetOrfMoiLand) worked perfectly and they look super rustic!

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 06-Jul-09 18:04:07

Yay glad it worked.

LOL at myself though dispensing baking advice. My MIL would roar.

HeadFairy Mon 06-Jul-09 18:23:38

GodzillasBumcheek Mon 06-Jul-09 18:25:58

Oooh...will have to try that grin

(good excuse to bake some choc chip muffins if ever i heard one)

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