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Mini-Tart Shaper

ChefSandyK

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Aug 7, 2005
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Okay...am I tart challenged? I have tried to use this tool three times. Twice to make brownies (a la tuxedo) and once to make Elegant Artichoke Cups. When I use it on the brownies, the brownies just re-inflate within seconds. :( When I used it on the won-ton wrappers, they either ripped or didn't make cups like they were supposed to. :eek: Any hints would be appreciated, because a lot of the recipes I'd like to do in the fall will require use of this...

Thanks,
Sandy
 
Feb 22, 2005
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I am not sure about the wonton wrappers as I have never done those before. But, I remeber having this problem when I first started using it with the brownies. Think of it as the meat tenderizer or the food chopper where you can't be gentle. Fast, somewhat forceful downward plunges should work. If you are too gentle it doesn't work the air out of the cake. Use a quick stabbing motion and know that you need to compact them a bit. Hope this helps.
 

PampMomof3

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dawnsclassycupboard said:
I am not sure about the wonton wrappers as I have never done those before. But, I remeber having this problem when I first started using it with the brownies. Think of it as the meat tenderizer or the food chopper where you can't be gentle. Fast, somewhat forceful downward plunges should work. If you are too gentle it doesn't work the air out of the cake. Use a quick stabbing motion and know that you need to compact them a bit. Hope this helps.

Wow Dawn! That sounds a little scary to me!! :eek: :) :) LOL!!
 

pamperedbecky

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May 6, 2005
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With the wonton wrappers, I have had that problem sometimes. It usually helps if I not only make sure I brush the wonton with enough butter, but also dip the end of the tart shaper in butter too. That lubricates it a little better. I also kind of push the sides of the wonton wrapper in a little, so more "slack" goes into the muffin cup before I twist it. Does that make sense? If there's no extra wonton wrapper in the cup and you go to twist, sometimes it does tear. If it doesn't tear a lot, I just leave it. But if it's big enough where the filling will leak out, I start over with a new one.

Hope my description makes sense!
 

Tash

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Apr 20, 2005
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I made the Tuxido brownie cups last week and I found that if I pushed to hard they stuck to Shaper and broke when I tried pulling them off. I figured out, you have to push down with a bit of pressure using a rocking sort of motion, make your way around the pan, then go around a second time and that seems get them to stay down.

I have never tried the wraps so I'm affraid I don't know but I will try the butter idea when I do :)
Tasha
 
Oct 6, 2005
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Yum

I love the mini muffin pan. Can someone send me the recipes for the artichoke thing and the brownies.

Many thanks!
Pam
 

pcbrandy

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Mar 8, 2005
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No problems here!

I've never had any problems with the mini tart shaper. With the cheesy artichoke recipe, I used flour on the shaper and pressed down then rotated it around in a circle. Flouring before each one. I'm not sure what brownie recipe you all are talking about but I like making the Pecan Tassies. I attached it and the cheesy artichoke recipe. Hope that helped!
Brandy
 

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ShanaSmith

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When you are making the Tux brownie cups I have found that the brand of brownie mix makes a difference when you go to press them. I honostly prefer the store brand. Whenever I use the kind that has the Hershey syrup in it, or the other name brand types they stick... the cheeper ones work great. I ususally make at least a box of brownies at a time and freeze them in bags of 25 for shows in the future. (25 fit on a S.A. med plate.
 
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