This information is for those recipes where you want to bake directly into your stoneware bowl, allowing your cake to be easily lifted out. Remember, any cakes or bakes cooked in your stoneware bowl will need removing from the bowl to fully cool. Stoneware stays warm for a longer time when compared to traditional metal bakeware tins.
Other alternatives are sourcing bakeware or heatproof dishes that will sit into the bowl.
This guidance is suited to our round 4.7 litre bowl.
- Start by brushing the base and sides of the bowl with a little butter or oil. Tear a long length of foil, enough to line the inside circumference of the bowl, roughly 72cm. Fold the foil in half lengthways and then again. This should now resemble a long, thickish strip. Place this into the bowl and press against the sides to resemble a cuff, tear off any surplus foil.
- Cut two strips of baking parchment roughly around 40cm each in length. (This is known as a sling) Place these into the bottom of the bowl so that the strips come up the sides. There should be an X where they meet on the base of the bowl. This is for lifting out your warm cake/brownie easily, when it has cooled. Brush the sides and base again with a little butter or oil.
- Cut a long length of baking parchment paper, this is going to line the sides of the dish the same as the foil, so cut a similar length and fold in half lengthways. Fit this around the inside of the dish covering the foil lining. The foil is to protect the cake from the heat and the paper gives a quick release. Grease again.
- Finally cut 2 circles for the bowl base, 1 in foil, fit this first and the 2nd in the paper. Grease between the 2 and finish with a further brush of butter. You are now ready to bake!
Remember if you are baking an upside down cake recipe you will not need to fit the sling, detailed in point 2, simply remove the stoneware bowl from the cooking base and sit on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes to cool.
Remove the rack from underneath the bowl and place this upside down over the top of the bowl. Holding onto both bowl and rack, quickly turn the bowl over so the cake is sat on the rack. Remove any lining paper and allow the cake to fully cool before slicing.