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No Mess; No Bowl Needed -- Mix it All in the Baking Pan!



While experimenting with freezing honey and cornbread, I came up with a great baking hack, which has saved me a lot of mess and made things faster and easier!


When you are baking things that do not require an electric mixer,


- You can just mix them in the baking pan -- lined with parchment paper!


In one of my experiments I realized that the Jiffy Cornbread only required 3 ingredients: the Jiffy Cornbread mix, 1 egg and 1/3 cup of milk and you hand-mix it, so I thought: Why should I use another bowl just to mix this quick batter and then I'll have to put in the dishwasher?


https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/the-most-est-moist-est-cornbread-unfortunately-not-honey-stuffed


I tried it with cornbread, chocolate cake and brownies and it worked great! You can see in the pictures below.

You may also be able to reuse the baking pan without washing it too (if that doesn't gross you out). I think it's fine; a piece of paper is in there as a barrier and any germs have been baked out at the high temperature.


Give it a try! We are good at this!



Equipment:

- Baking pan

- Parchment paper roll or foil

- Your baking ingredients


Here are the steps: I wrote it 2 ways -- in a brief format and a more detailed format below.


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Brief Steps/Instructions:

1.) Take your baking pan and the parchment paper roll / foil roll and cut a piece of paper long enough to cover the entire pan -- including the sides of the pan (not just the bottom).

-- If you have a big pan, you may need to use multiple sheets of parchment paper or foil to cover the baking pan (bottom and sides), which you can overlap so there are no holes to the actual baking pan.


2.) Put your dry ingredients in first.



3.) Make a well in the middle of your dry ingredients -- similar to as if you are making fresh pasta.

(That's how I thought of it from learning how to make fresh pasta. :) )

https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/can-i-make-pasta-dough






4.) Put your wet ingredients in the well in the middle.



5.) Use a fork, spoon or small spatula to mix your dry and wet ingredients together.


6.) Bake as you normally would. It's just normal batter.


Give it a try! We are good at this!


Some Finished Results:



I was even able to use this to bake multiple batches of cornbread in a row when I was experimenting making the Most-est Moist-est Cornbread. You can see the baking pan is completely clean after baking 3 different batches. :)










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Detailed Instructions:



1.) Take your baking pan and the parchment paper roll / foil roll and cut a piece of paper long enough to cover the entire pan -- including the sides of the pan (not just the bottom).

-- If you have a big pan, you may need to use multiple sheets of parchment paper or foil to cover the baking pan (bottom and sides), which you can overlap so there are no holes to the actual baking pan.


You can see in the photos below that the parchment paper or foil is long enough to cover the bottom and the sides.


You can see the paper looks a little folded and wavy. Since the batter is liquid and conforms to its surroundings, your baked good may be slightly irregular on the sides. I think it's fine; you're just going to eat it! :) If you want, you can cut off the edges of your cake to smooth it out. I did not cut the paper in order to make it into a flat in the bread loaf pan because then the batter could have leaked out onto the baking pan. There are no open areas or holes using just 1 piece of paper for this.


In the photo on the right is where I was experimenting and making 2 different batches of brownies in the same pan: frozen peanut butter and room temp. peanut butter.


https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/what-does-freezing-peanut-butter-for-peanut-butter-stuffed-brownies-do



2.) Put your dry ingredients in first.



3.) Make a well in the middle of your dry ingredients -- similar to as if you are making fresh pasta.

(That's how I thought of it from learning how to make fresh pasta. :) )

https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/can-i-make-pasta-dough







4.) Put your wet ingredients in the well in the middle.



5.) Use a fork, spoon or small spatula to mix your dry and wet ingredients together.


6.) Bake as you normally would. It's just normal batter.


Give it a try! We are good at this!


Some Finished Results:



I was even able to use this to bake multiple batches of cornbread in a row when I was experimenting making the Most-est Moist-est Cornbread. You can see the baking pan is completely clean after baking 3 different batches. :)





Give it a try! We are good at this!






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