How to Stop Mince Pies Sticking to the Tin?
If you are looking to make a delicious and appetizing yet an easy treat for yourself then mince pies are all of those things. Mince pies enthusiasts might get very much discouraged because they are most likely to get stuck in the tin. We are keeping our promise of keeping your convenience your top priority. We will give you the magic trick to avoid this unpleasant occurrence.
Steps To Follow To Stop Mince Pies Sticking To The Tin
1. Use Non-Stick Sprays And Oils
You can always use non-stick sprays and oil. These are readily available in aerosols or pump bottles. It does not let the mince pies stick to the tin by forming a layer of vegetable oil between mince pies and tin. It may leave the residue in the tray when exposed to the heat.
2. Sunflower Oil
Another way to stop the mince pies from sticking to the tin is by rubbing sunflower oil on a greaseproof or baking paper. You can fold it in the tin. Even though it will stick with pie but you can tear it off once you are done with cooking. At least this paper will prevent the mince pie from sticking to the tin.
3. Siliconised Baking Paper
Another way is to use non-stick or siliconized baking paper to make mince pies. This paper may be expensive but at least it will give you best results. You can even use this paper more than once, but you need to dispose of the paper off when it is torn.
4. Silicone Baking Mats
Silicon baking mats have fiberglass that forms a non-stick layer between the mixture and the tin which does not let the mixture to get stuck in the tin. These mats are also very flexible and strong. This mat is very safe to use and easy to clean as well.
5. Tins Made Of Silicone
Another good option is the tin made of silicone. It offers you completely non-stick surface which aids you to bake mince pies without sticking. One of the best properties is that they are very light. You will not have to worry about cleaning them because they are very easy to clean as well.
6. Grease The Dish
Yet another convenient way is to grease the dish before you place the pie in the oven for baking. Also, make sure that you dust it with some flour as well. This will not allow the mince pies to get stuck. You have to dust it with flour thoroughly because just greasing is not enough. Only then you will get the best results which you want.
7. Check The Bottom Of Your Pie
Another thing you can do is to check the bottom of your pies. As you know that soggy pastries always tend to stick, make sure that pastry case is completely dry before you pour the filling in it. But if you are using sloppy filling then we suggest you paint the bottom pastry with egg wash.
Once you have painted the bottom pastry with egg wash, then scatter some semolina or polenta on it so excess moisture is absorbed. This will make your waterproof as well and not just completely dry.
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