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May 23, 2010 04:08 PM

What is this cast iron baking pan?

I've got a cast iron baking pan that I bought when I still lived in OK and cannot remember what it's for. About 14x7 inches divided into 11 spaces sort of like for corn sticks, but they're perfectly straight with a curved bottom, each being about 3/4 inch wide. Any clues?

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      Yes, I agree but sort of an odd one; I haven't seen one with 11 straight indents with curved bottoms - corn sticks? bread sticks? Maybe an older model of Wagner or Griswold. Wish there was a photo.

      1. re: bushwickgirl

        i'm guessing it's similar to this one:

        so it technically makes cornbread "sticks" as opposed to loaves or "ears."

        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          Hey! That looks like it would make a great hot dog cooker.

          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

            I thought maybe it would be vintage. Nice, "they" don't make them like that anymore. The little one I have makes the typical ears.

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              Maybe a Twinkie prototype mold ; )

              I've always been perplexed by the quantity of items that can be produced by a single mold. Rarely is it an even number. They must figure the cook is going to destroy one testing it.

              1. re: SanityRemoved

                Yes, I have noticed that as well; I have a five hole corn bread mold, and have seen seven and nine hole molds, all made by Lodge. Even their sorta silly perch and cactus pans have five spots. My guess is an extra one for the chef?

                1. re: SanityRemoved

                  A Twinkie prototype would worth a lot. Imagine. The first prototype cast iron mold for the most popular American snack. That is the like the first written recipe for coca cola.

          2. Could be a fairly valuable piece of vintage cast iron...usually these were for cornbread but if the "sticks" are fatter than normal, it was for yeast bread.