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Good pan to make uniform ladyfingers although not of the best qualty
on July 23, 2011
I am giving this 4 stars because the tin works well but it is not the highest quality, then again at this price who cares! The pan is sturdy tin coated steel with rolled edges so you don't have to worry about cutting yourself on a sharp edge while cleaning. They are great for making uniform lady fingers but as each impression is only 4 inches by 1 and 1/4 inches it is not the best for eclairs (to long/thin so the proportions are off). I use this tin with Emril's ladyfinger recipe from Food Network to boarder my chocolate mouse and in my Tiramisu. If the tin wasn't priced so well I would have removed another star as the tin coating is relatively thin and I have noticed it wearing a way after a number of uses/cleanings. Then again how many times does one really use a ladyfinger pan? As mentioned I use it for chocolate mouse, but because the ends are a bit rounded you need to make sure you place them tightly together in your spring-form pan otherwise you could have some leaks form before the mouse is set.
Make sure to pick up a few as most recipes call make 24 or more "fingers" and since most recipes rely on whipped in air the longer the batter sits the less leavening you obtain so it is best to make all the fingers in one to two batches. I butter and lightly flour the tins to reduce sticking but release the fingers shortly after baking as otherwise they are hard to remove.