Like everyone else, the Holidays means one thing:
I’m turning on my oven to heat up my freezing kitchen.
Ok, so I’m only halfway joking. The truth is, living in Southern California means that 8 months out of the year, it’s too darn hot to make any dinner that requires a 350* oven. But now that it’s December and the nights are a balmy 50* or cooler? It’s time to break out the Bake & Serve.
You all know that I LOVE World Kitchen stuff, but this is my first go-round using Baker’s Secret products.
I am persnickety at best about my bakeware, so color me surprised when heavyweight metal, non-stick bakeware showed up at my door, including a 3 quart baker, a 4 quart baker, a 9″ pie plate and a 9″ square baking dish.
And look at those colors!
The alpine white exterior and gold-toned interior will look gorgeous on a Christmas buffet, won’t it?
The set also comes in a bright, cherry red and a lovely royal blue.
To try out its nonstick claims, I set my Texan to make one of my favorite (and seriously sticky) dishes: vegan enchiladas, courtesy my favorite vegan cookbook. You know I love to cook, but when it comes to Tex-Mex, I let the boy born and reared in San Antonio take over my kitchen.
After lots of grating, sautéing, steaming and rolling, we fit 10 generously-sized enchiladas in the 3 quart baking dish.
Once out of the oven, I drizzled them with vegan sour cream and it was time for the true test:
Wielding a plastic spatula, one flick of the wrist, and two enchiladas slipped right out of that nonstick coating and onto a waiting plate. Once we devoured as many as we could (and put the remainders in some Pyrex for later!), just a quick rinse under the tap removed all traces of gooey beans and enchilada sauce from the baking dish.
And we quickly retired to the couch to watch Christmas movies in an enchilada-induced stupor.
The Baker’s Secret Bake & Serve sets go for about $30 for four pans. A definite bargain.
What special dishes are you whipping up for the holidays?
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I was compensated both monetarily and with product by World Kitchen in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.