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Do I HAVE to use a flan dish for a banoffee pie or

(6 Posts)
allaboutme Thu 15-Oct-09 20:55:29

is it ok to use a rectangle dish of the type I usually make lasagnes in?
Why do the recipes say flan dish - is it just for presentation or some other reason too??

Thanks!

MaryBS Thu 15-Oct-09 20:56:48

Don't see why not. I usually use a pie dish.

MrsBadger Thu 15-Oct-09 20:58:36

will be fine

remember the pastry may take longer to cook ina ceramic one than a metal one though

hazeyjane Thu 15-Oct-09 21:00:39

We used to use a big lasagne type dish, at the cafe I worked in, but the bottom was biscuit base rather than pastry.

overmydeadbody Thu 15-Oct-09 21:02:39

Of course you don't have to.

You could make them in classes if you wanted, or ramekins, or any suitable recepticle.

A loose bottomed flan dish is just easier when it comes to cutting and serving the pie though.

allaboutme Thu 15-Oct-09 21:36:17

Am going to do biscuit base so hopefully my lasagne dish will be ok then.
Thanks!

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