A quick apology to all of you who have no interest in baking or baking tins, this is specially for some special friends of mine :)
I used to have a tough time lining my cake tins before I came across this technique on a show on TV. It is really simple and the cakes come out perfect.
First we need to cut a round piece of baking parchment to line the base.
Measure your cake tin or if you know the size, that’s perfect.
Cut out a square piece of the baking parchment the size of the diameter of the tin . So if it is an 8 inch tin, it needs to be an 8 inch square. It does not need to be a perfect square.
Now fold it into 2 and then again until it looks like the last picture.
Mark a point on the folded paper, which is exactly 4 inches(half of the diameter of the cake tin) from the centre of the fold and cut across the fold.
And there you have the perfect circle!
And it fits perfectly into the pan. I normally place it in the pan and check to see if the dimensions are perfect. If it is a little larger, then just re-fold and trim away until it fits perfectly. If the circle is smaller( and I have done that too, don’t ask me how), just save it for using with a smaller pan :)
Once you are happy with the fit, grease the pan and put the paper in, to ensure that it stays put.
Now for the sides, that is very simple too. Just cut out a long strip, as tall as the pan or a little taller – I normally use slightly taller strips. You can either use one strip to cover the whole pan or 2 or 3 strips – I go with 3 strips – I find that the easiest way.
Lightly grease the sides of the pan(to hold the paper in place) and place the strip against the pan as shown below.
And that is a round pan all lined. I find this the easiest method, do share if you guys know any easier ways of lining a round pan. I use another technique to line loaf tins, which I will post the next time I bake a loaf cake/bread.
PS : I am still to reply to the comments on my previous post – will do it later today, wanted to do this post as it has been on my pending list for a while. At least you guys must be thankful I did not bore you with a Wordless Wednesday – but then a lot of you might say that a wordless Wednesday would have been much less a torture than this post ;)