Can you use a springform pan for baking a cake? The short and sweet answer is yes, but there are a few things you must know about springform pan if you have just started using it recently. Springform pans are generally used for cheesecakes, deep-dish pizzas, and tarts like food items.
In today’s post, we’ll be going over when you should use a springform pan, and when not. Not only that, we’ll go over some important tips that you can follow in order to use such pans accurately for your cooking/baking. Alright, let’s get down to it then.
Why Use a Springform Pan in the first place?
The secret lies in the overall structure or build of a springform pan. Unlike other pans, here you can detach or remove the base of the pan from the high sides. In short, a springform pan is a two-piece item, where the base can be easily detached after you’re done with baking. This feature of a springform pan comes in handy when baking delicate baked items such as cheesecakes, and pies. In our opinion, you must include a springform in your pan collection, it can come in handy when baking creative food items.
When Should You Use Springform Pan?
In terms of versatility, the springform pan would win the round against many other pans in your kitchen. However, if you have just bought a new springform pan, and you didn’t use it that much then we’d say you should make use of it when it’s necessary. For example, instead of using it for every other baking item, just use it if the recipe requires it. Once you are used to it, then you can try something creative and use it however you want.
When Not To Use A Springform Pan?
There’s just one issue with a springform pan which is the result of being able to remove the side of the pan from the base. If you’re not conscious of it, the seal between the sides and base might not stop stuff inside the pan from leaking. Especially if you are trying to bake a cake with a thin batter. You can do things like wrapping aluminum foil around the outside edges of the pan to prevent leaking. If you don’t pay attention to this small detail, it can make your oven and kitchen look messy when it happens.
Tips For Those Who Recently Bought A Springform Pan For Their Kitchen?
- When baking any food item with a springform pan, make sure to grease it properly, that’ll make it much easier for you to remove the baked stuff after you are done baking it.
- If some baked stuff has stuck to the pan’s surface, it’s better to leave it in the soapy water overnight, and prefer hand-washing it.
- Whenever it is possible, use parchment paper and aluminum foil when needed. It’ll make your experience much better with springform pans.
That’ll do. If you follow all the tips and points we’ve covered in today’s post, you’ll see yourself using springform pans like a pro. And with this information, you can be as creative as you want because you now know how to use a springform pan.
Hi, my name is Ashley Robinson. I’m a food blogger and a part time chef in Food & Drink Junction, Denver. With my blog I’m sharing information & tutorials about different kinds of cooking pans.