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Julia Report 13 Nov 2012 10:11

Anyone that bakes, do you still grease and LINE your large cake tin.
Despite having non stick, and with loose bottoms, and silicone types, I find myself still doing this.
Old habits die hard.

Julia in Derbyshire


AnnCardiff Report 13 Nov 2012 10:18

I do!!!


Island Report 13 Nov 2012 10:18

Morning Julia

I rarely bake a cake but use a silicone mould when I do. I can't be faffed with greasing paper.

Dash those non members eh? ;-)


Julia Report 13 Nov 2012 10:24

I can remember being taught this in "Cookery" lessons at school. I just do it as a matter of course.
I remember being in the Co-op one morning as they unwrapped something, and it was wrapped in brown Kraft paper. I managed to cadge it for lining my Christmas Cake tin.
I do have silicone ones, so probably wouldn't do it with them.

Yes Island, dash those non-members.

Julia in Derbyshire


LaGooner Report 13 Nov 2012 10:28

Call me old fashioned I don't use silicone and definately always line and grease my tins


SueMaid Report 13 Nov 2012 10:29

What do you mean by 'bake a cake'. At home? In my oven? Well I never....... :-D :-D


LadyScozz Report 13 Nov 2012 10:30

loose bottom?

too many cakes!!! :-D


SueMaid Report 13 Nov 2012 10:34

:-D :-D


Julia Report 13 Nov 2012 10:41

Sue Maid, I do mean bake at home in the oven. Many people here do not do home baking any more, for various reasons.

Scozz, it means the tin has a loose bottom for easy removal of the cooked cake

Julia in Derbyshire


Island Report 13 Nov 2012 10:42

Julia, I didn't have cookery lessons at school - not sure if it was because I was in the brainy group or whether they thought I'd never have a man to bake for LOL
I was occassionally allowed to make a tray bake at home and wiped tin over with the stork wrapper.
Mum was a very good baker, had the same tins all her life and greased the lining paper. Sprouts were always mushy though :-0


Mauatthecoast Report 13 Nov 2012 10:42

Always Julia :-D


~Lynda~ Report 13 Nov 2012 10:54

Only grease them, but my Mum always did both, there are times when I wish I did line the tin as well though !

I dislike the silicone moulds for baking, have yet to get a decent cake from using one :-(


Island Report 13 Nov 2012 11:02

Linda, I only use my silicone moulds for a tea loaf so don't know how a Vic sponge or fruit cake for examples would turn out. I'm not a cakey person - I'm a whizz with bread and pastry though :-D :-D


Julia Report 13 Nov 2012 11:08

Oh dear , Island you must have had a deprived childhood at school LOLOL
We learned things that I suppose come under the heading of General Hosekeeping, as well as just cooking.
We were taught how to launder,starch and iron a tray cloth.
How to polish shoes properly
How to turn a man's shirt collar, and when that wore out, how to make a new one from the shirt flap.
The correct order of meals
How to be a perfect "afternoon tea" hostess.
How to fill a vase of flowers.
Darn mens socks
Repair your nylon stockings

and many more things that we would need to know later in life. Because in the education peoples minds, life would not get any better and progress with new inventions, and you would need to know all these things.
You had to learn to be the perfect hostess and wife, (but they did not go into the wifey bits)

Julia in Dowton Abbey


~Lynda~ Report 13 Nov 2012 11:25

I'll swap you a fruit cake for a loaf of bread island :-D


Sharron Report 13 Nov 2012 11:26

I would use paper for a big fruit cake but really couldn't be arsed with all that faff for something smaller.

My baking days have been curtailed a little at the moment.The door fell off the oven yesterday.

The old man mullered it when he sneezed while reversing his wheelchair and it has finally given up.


Island Report 13 Nov 2012 11:31

When I was in the Brownies Brown Owl brought a few items of clothing to the meeting one evening, the idea being to teach us how to fold them 'correctly'.
I was horrified! At the tender age of 9 I was aware of the sexist implications.
If man wants to wear pristine shirt he can wash/iron/fold/hang it himself!


edit, I know it's not cakey bakey but was responding to Julias little woman lessons :-D


Island Report 13 Nov 2012 11:33

*lobs loaf of bread at Lynda* His Nibs will enjoy the fruit cake, cheers :-D :-D


SpanishEyes Report 13 Nov 2012 12:28

Well I do grease and line my cakes but also have bought the silicone ones but have never been brave enough to use them!!!!!!

Everything you listed is exactly the same things that I was taught at school and at home, OH thinks I am mad ironing almost everything and often comes along, takes his shirts etc and says " I am retired you know, no going to the office etc and that has been the same for 9 years......all i need is for my clothes to be clean!"


AnninGlos Report 13 Nov 2012 12:36

We only had 'domestic Science' until the third form at High School. All I can remember is making a very wonky pair of navy blue shorts, a 'pinafore', a petticote with a rolled hem. We learned to smock, do french seams, hem neatly (or it was pulled out and we did it again), darn, patch sheets.

In cookery I can remember making a Christmas cake and icing it, soup, cheese and onion and potato pie, cheese straws, shortbread biscuits, Queen of puddings. I suppose we must have made other things but I don't remember. They then had to be transported home on two buses

Sorry, the original post asked about lining tins. I rarely bake now as we'd be as big as houses if we ate all I'd like to bake Lol! But if I make a fruit loaf I don't line the tin, just grease and flour it.