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Silpat® Entremet by HIC Brands that Cook {Review}

Disclosure: This could be a sponsored post or contain affiliate links (which means I earn a percentage of the sale), but all opinions are strictly my own.

I’m sure you’ve caught on to my love of silicone bakeware by now.  I’m pretty much a silicone salesman whenever guests are over and they comment on my collection.  There are just so many good things to say about it!  One piece of silicone bakeware I hadn’t yet tried was this Silpat® Entremet by HIC Brands that Cook, so of course, I jumped at the chance when HIC asked if I would review one.  First of all, an entremet is a French special cake, either sweet or savory, but you could cook all sorts of delicate treats in this.  Basically it is a silicone baking sheet reinforced with a special fiberglass mesh that allows for an even transfer of heat and even cooking throughout the dish.

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Silicone is naturally nonstick, so specialty items like ganache and jellies are easily removed.  I would next like to try drizzling baking chocolate in intricate designs onto the sheet.  I’m sure I could cool them on the pan and preserving the beautiful presentation after lifting out of a flexible nonstick baking sheet like this.

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The pan measures 10″ x 13 3/4″ x 1″ to fit inside an 13″ x 18″ cookie sheet, since placing it on a hard surface is recommended to transfer best in and out of the oven.  The Silpat® Entremet is microwave, oven and freezer safe, so you could even bake in the microwave on this!  I bet it would do a great job!

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I tried a favorite pumpkin roll recipe of mine, knowing that after cooking the pumpkin in a sheet pan, it would need to be rolled.  The Silpat® Entremet was perfect for the job.  I could flip over the cake and peel off the pan like wax paper.

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I made my recipe with fresh pumpkin that I pureed in October and had frozen for a few months, so it has a much lighter orange color than canned pumpkin.  And don’t tell the kids, but those are actually carrots and zucchini bits instead of funfetti sprinkles, haha!  I am not ashamed of smuggling a few veggies in where I can!  After it cooled, I filled the roll with a cream cheese filling, and it can be sliced like bread.  Oh mercy, I love this stuff!

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This pan would be great for layered baking, where you bake one hard layer at a time and remove from the pan in an entire piece to place on top of another.  When you’re done, you just rinse off the pan.  No scraping or dishwashing, but the nonstick surface doesn’t hold on to a lot of residue anyways.  I’m excited to try more recipes with this shiny guy!  See what else is new at Harold Import Co. and try your hand at some new recipes using your own Entremet, then come back and share with me your recipes!

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*This posting was sponsored by HIC Brands that Cook, but all opinions are strictly my own.

HIC Oven–to-Table Transitionals {Review}

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If you have been on a cruise recently, you probably know what I mean when I say, “chocolate melting cake”.  If you’re like us, and have tried for months and years to recreate that recipe without any luck, listen in!  We’ve found the perfect imitation recipe!  And I think the key difference in our success was cooking them in our new beautiful porcelain ramekins from HIC – Brands that Cook!

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When my husband came home and I pulled these out of the box, he exclaimed, “molten lava cake?!”.  Haha, indeed, we have an ultimate favorite dessert around here, and HIC just made our dessert dreams come true.  Previously, we’ve made our lava cakes in giant muffin tins, but methinks it doesn’t create an even cooking medium like porcelain ramekins.  Previously, we’ve had to dump out our cakes unless we all want to huddle around the ugly muffin tin.  Not so cool when we have guests over for dessert.

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These ramekins are just the ticket–they are just so pretty!  They are called Oven-to-Table Transitionals because, just like they say, they can go straight from the oven, to the table.  Aka, the cooking dish IS the serving dish, and the beautiful red high-fired scratch-free glaze makes it as lovely and appealing as the food inside.

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These ramekins are top quality!  They are solid, sturdy, and have a good weight.  The glaze is excellently finished, and the textured sides are great for handling.  They washed up as nice as new, and didn’t leave any stains or residue.  There are no rough places or paint imperfections, and the paint is so deep and vibrant!

These work great in a broiler or oven, and are dishwasher safe!  You can purchase them on Amazon HERE.

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I am always so impressed with all of Harold Import Company‘s products!  I’ve done several reviews for them, and every time, I am pleased, impressed, surprised, and excited to share my opinion.   They carry a number of brands in addition to their own, and their collection of kitchen equipment, tools, and supplies is quite impressive!  Go take a look at their other exciting products, and pick up some ramekins of your own!

Click here to find out where to buy HIC Porcelain

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*This posting was sponsored by HIC – Brands That Cook but all opinions are strictly my own

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