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Wow, Did I Ever Screw Up...HELP!

Okay, so I was multi-tasking today. I was running back-and-forth between things, feeling so powerful that I could bake and do other things, too.

So I beat up a new recipe for a yeast bread with whole wheat, oats, pecans, and fresh apple chunks in it. It's in the oven now, and smells delicious. What's wrong? Well, it just dawned on me a few minutes ago that I forgot to grease the loaf pans during my I-can-do-it-all fit of omnipotence.

Anyone have any magical ideas of how I'm going to get anything out of these pans in any structured form? 9 x 5 aluminum.

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  1. Hi sandylc, I've had the same moment you're having more than once! aggh! But with any luck when they cool they will pull away from the sides of the pan a bit - just don't try to wrestle them out when they're hot because they are fragile when hot. Also, you mentioned it was a yeasted dough? I think you will have better luck because your bread sounds like it will be on the heartier side and can take a little banging. If it doesn't pop out easily, make sure to run a knife around the perimeter. Then try to turn it out again. If it's still stuck, I take a rubber spatula and try to curve it in under the bottoms. Good luck!

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    1. re: Amy Wisniewski

      Thanks. I was PLANNING on gifting one of them. Not, now, clearly....sigh.....

      1. re: sandylc

        Don't give up hope yet! You may be able to get a loaf out with minimal damage and send it sliced to hide flaws.... Or i guess worst case scenario make croutons or a bread pudding or strata

    2. It may be a moot point by now but I'd cool them at room temp, then maybe in the fridge for a bit. And hope to hell the bread contracts enough to pull away from the sides.

      Good luck!

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      1. re: tcamp

        I ran a knife around the sides while they were hot, and now they are cooling in the pans. We shall see!

        1. re: sandylc

          How did they turn out? If the recipe included butter or oil it is less likely that the loaves will stick too much.

          1. re: Springhaze2

            Well...After they cooled, I used a thin metal spatula all the way around and turned them upside down and shook them...

            AND, they fell out!!!! Only minimal damage!

            Thank you all for your support.

              1. re: happybaker

                Having a slice toasted before bed right now. Happy happy.

                :-) !!!

              2. re: sandylc

                That is terrific news!!!!! Thanks for reporting back!