Greasing and lining tins

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Hol

Greasing and lining tins

In Delia's cakes book it often says you need a whatever sized tin greased/buttered and lined. My question is do you grease or butter the tin first then line it or line then tin then butter the lining? Also if using the Bake-o-glide liners they do say that there is no need to grease them so I am a little confused. However I do want to add that the Bake-o-glide liners really are excellent.

Thank you

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Welshcookie

Grease and line

By convention it is always written grease and line, but that doesn't really make sense.

It should really be line and grease (if necessary). For example I use liners in the bases, and grease the sides; though I usually grease the sides and then place the base-liners.

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Lindsey, Food Editor

Greasing and lining tins

Hello Hol,

Generally we grease the tins first then line them. For the oblong tin, Swiss roll tin and the round cake tins that have the sides lined, we like to grease them lightly first as the grease helps hold the liners or baking parchment neatly in place. If your use the liner on the side of a cake tin (such as the Christmas cake) we find a spot of oil between the overlap holds it neatly in place too.

We made all the cakes in the book without greasing the liners again once they were in the tin with the exception of the muffins, which we found, were best if the insides of the paper cases were buttered.

Best wishes

Lindsey

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Welshcookie

Greasing muffin liners

How odd, I can honestly say I have never greased a muffin paper case, ever. Why does it need greasing? It does not appear that the paper cases of commercially made muffins are greased.

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Dottie May

Greasing and lining tins

Since ready made liners have been available I've not greased the tins beforehand when making cakes and not had a problem but that's just my experience. I rarely make muffins but when I have I haven't greased the cases either.

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Lindsey, Food Editor

Delia's Muffins

Hello,

When we tested all Delia’s muffin recipes (old and new) for the new cakes book we did so with and without buttering the paper cases.

Our team preferred the results of the buttered cases. We found they peel away nicely from the cooked muffin and the butter adds to the flavour.

Obviously this step is optional and you must do what you find works best for you.

Best wishes

Lindsey

 
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