Lodge Cast Iron Bakeware Tips

Posted by Lodge Cast Iron on

If you’re looking to take your baking game to the next level, look no further than the Lodge Cast Iron range of Bakeware. Baking with this versatile cookware can produce incredible results, but it’s important to follow a few key tips to get the most out of your cast iron bakeware.

Coat your cast iron bakeware

Before you start baking, make sure to use a silicone pastry brush to coat your pan with oil or butter, making sure to get every nook and cranny. This will help to reduce sticking and ensure that your baked goods release easily from the pan.

Add a light dusting of flour

For extra insurance against sticking, add a light dusting of flour to the greased cast iron. Shake out any excess flour over the sink to avoid any clumps forming. If you’re a gluten-free baker, you could use GF flour, cocoa powder (if your recipe has chocolate!), or finely ground cornmeal.

Watch your baking time

Cast Iron bakeware retains heat really well, which means your baked goods may brown faster than usual. Keep an eye on the oven and be prepared to shorten baking times. We suggest checking before the recommended cooking time to avoid overbaking.

Loosen your baked goods with a butter knife

Once your baking is out of the oven, run a butter knife around the edge to loosen it from the cast pan. Cast iron can handle metal utensils, so you don’t have to worry about scratching the surface. This will ensure your baking doesn’t stick to the side as it cools.

Preheat your pan for a crispy crust

To get a crispy crust, preheat your cast iron before adding your dough or batter. This will help to create a delicious, golden-brown crust that’s perfect for pies, muffins, cakes, pizza and more. If you prefer a lighter, more delicate crust, add your batter to a cool pan.

Baking with Lodge Cast Iron Bakeware is a great way to achieve even and perfect results every time. With these tips, you’ll be well on your way to creating delicious baked goods that your friends and family will love.

Happy baking, and may your Lodge Cast Iron Bakeware always bring you joy (and perfectly browned crusts).