What to do if you don’t have a small enough baking dish?

What to do if baking dish is too big?

Tip: Resizing Baking Pans

Don’t have the correct size baking pan for a cake or casserole? Downsize a larger one by simply molding a piece of heavy duty foil and fitting it in the pan to adjust for the desired dimensions as shown.

What can I use instead of baking dish?

If you don’t have a casserole dish or the right size baking dish for a recipe, a baking pan or oven-safe Dutch oven or sauté pan can be used.

Can you make a baking tray smaller?

Customize the size of your pan

Make your pan smaller by creating a foil dam. Tear a long sheet and trim it to fit widthwise in your pan. Then fold the short side to create a wall, until you have the correct size pan. Reinforce the wall by folding it two or three times.

Can I use a different size baking pan?

Different size pans hold different capacities (volumes) of batters and this must be taken into account when substituting one pan size for another in a recipe. If you use a larger pan than asked for in a recipe this will change the depth of the batter (shallower) and therefore the batter will bake much more quickly.

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How do you adjust pan size?

Just increase the oven temp by 25 degrees F and decrease the bake time by a quarter. In this particular example, since your pan is 1 inch larger, more surface area will be exposed. The liquid in the cake batter will evaporate quicker, which means it will bake faster.

Can I line a glass baking pan with foil?

To make your clean up from dinner or baking for fun, simply add a layer of tinfoil onto your glass or metal pan before putting it in the oven. Still use nonstick spray because it will still stick but it allows a easier cleanup.

Can I bake aluminum foil?

Aluminum foil is safe to put in the oven, making it great for lining baking sheets. But it’s not recommended to use foil to line the bottom of the oven to catch spills and drips.

What can I use instead of a 9 inch square baking pan?

A recipe calling for a 9” square pan can be baked in an 8” x 12” oval casserole as is; or can be increased by 50% and baked in a 9” x 13” pan. A standard butter or oil cake recipe (about 6 cups of batter) can be baked in a 10-cup or larger Bundt pan.

How do you reduce the size of a cake tin?

Adding half or 1/4 of an egg more, will not make too much difference. Note that reducing from a round tin to a smaller round tin, has the same formula for reducing from a square tin to another smaller square tin.

Can I use a larger cake tin?

Unfortunately it is not ideal to use a cake tin which differs in size from the tin specified in the recipe. A different sized tin will affect the baking time of the cake and also the depth of the finished cake.

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Can I use 2 cake pans instead of 3?

Generally you only want to fill the cake pan half to two-thirds full so the batter doesn’t pour over the sides. … For heavier batters, such as banana breads and pumpkin bread, two-thirds is fine, says Medrich. But light and spongier cakes will rise more, so only fill these pans half-way. When in doubt, stick to half.

Can I use 8×8 instead of 9×13?

Adjusting a Recipe for a Different Pan Size

The area of a 9×13 pan is 117 square inches. The area of a 8×8 pan on the other hand, is 64 square inches, or close to half that of a 9×13 pan. This means you can scale a recipe down from a 9×13 pan to an 8×8 pan by simply halving the recipe.