SILVENA ROWE’S Q&A

Your culi­nary dilem­mas solved.

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STICKY BUSI­NESS

Q I tried my hand at bak­ing a cake for the first time and did not grease the cake tin prop­erly, be­cause of which my cake got stuck to the tin and I had to scoop it out in pieces, in­stead of as a whole. Is there a way to sal­vage the cake if this hap­pens again?

A At least you will not re­peat this mis­take again. But yes, you can save the cake. Here’s what you should do. Let the cake cool down to room tem­per­a­ture, about an hour, then place it in the freezer for about 6 hours. Once the cake is frozen, run a but­ter knife around the rim. Now turn the tin over and hold it at an an­gle. Tap at the side and the cake should fall out. If it still doesn’t then in­sert a fork from the side go­ing un­der­neath to loosen the bot­tom.

Con­tinue to do this un­til the cake dis­lodges. Cover the cake with cling film and leave it at room tem­per­a­ture to thaw. That should take about 2 hours.

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