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so i bought this pan from ikea recently, thinking it was a...i'm not really sure. but now i'm wondering what it's meant for and what i can make with it. any ideas?

thanks!
amanda

Link: http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores...

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    JK Grence (the Cosmic Jester)

    That would be a springform pan that you could also use as a bundt pan. I've seen it there and don't believe it's big enough to use as a regular tube pan.

    Link: http://thecosmicjester.blogspot.com

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    1. re: JK Grence (the Cosmic Jester)

      Is it only "bundty" on the top, or does it just look that way from the picture?

      1. re: Pat Hammond

        The picture shows it upside-down, though of course that would be the top of the cake. You can use this to bake just about any nice batter cake, and then present it with fruit or whatever in the middle. You can also use it as a ring mold for congealed salads etc, or even make a baked salmon loaf and fill the center with mushroom sauce.

        The other bottom would be just a plain flat one. Use that for making things like tarts and cheesecake.

        These are really handy items if you bake much...

        1. re: Will Owen

          Is it essentially a springform with two different bottoms? What a great idea.

          1. re: noodles

            Yeah, 2 bottoms is a great idea. I have one and it's very handy.

            Can't remember if I got it at Ace Grand Ave. Hardware or Ala Carte (ala rip-off, I mean)when I had a gift certif.

            1. re: oakjoan

              Can you put plums or apricot halves in the depressions and pour the cake batter over the fruit?

              1. re: Cynthia

                Never tried it but don't see why not...as long as you've buttered/prepared the pan as for baking a regular cake.

          2. re: Will Owen

            Very nifty! Thanks for the explanation, Will.