Baking Mishaps

  • Baking Mishaps

    Posted by HoneysGarden on October 25, 2022 at 5:51 am

    I had something happen today that I’ve never had happen before. I made zucchini bread, baked in five small loaf pans to use as gifts . . . and the batter overflowed all over the cookie sheet! The pans were filled slightly above halfway, but by the time I took them out, the center was no more than halfway full, with the rest of the bread spilling over the sides and all over the cookie sheet that I used under the pans. This is far from the first time I’ve made zucchini bread . . . and I’ve never had anything remotely like this happen! Anyone have any ideas as to what might have caused this?

    Helene65 replied 9 months ago 6 Members · 6 Replies
  • 6 Replies
  • spanish4homeschool

    November 5, 2022 at 2:49 am

    Just starting to bake myself, so I can look forward to plenty of mishaps!

    I know baking is supposed to be more of a science than an art, but I was winging it with oatmeal muffins the other day, and they turned out pretty good, kind of like the bites you may have seen at Costco.

    I just whizzed some steel-cut oats in my coffee grinder to make some flour, melted some butter with some honey until the consistency looked right, let it cool a bit, added the flour and an egg. Into a muffin tin (filled up 6 spots), and into the toaster oven at I think 350. Was very happy with what I whipped up: had 3 hot out of oven for dessert, and 3 in morning for breakfast with coffee.

  • Stroh93

    February 7, 2023 at 12:58 pm

    I feel your pain… I’ve had them look great coming out and drop in cooling off period… I’ve also had them drop during cooking… it’s hit or miss in my book.. when you find out the secret, please share

  • c563

    February 19, 2023 at 2:29 am

    My baking is mostly sourdough bread, so I may be way off.

    Could it be that something was different with your leavening agent?

  • Helene65

    March 13, 2023 at 3:25 pm

    How bizarre! Our food is changing. I can’t find meat that isn’t weird. Until we starve, they’re trying to give us awful food to pretend with.

  • HoneysGarden

    October 28, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    That seems unlikely; the batter was so thick I was dropping globs by spoonful into the bread pans. That’s a characteristic of sweet breads, it seems . . . whether it’s zucchini, pumpkin or others I’ve made, they are always very thick – unlike a cake mix, which could be poured. This may be one of those things I never figure out . . .

  • Troupe

    December 11, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    Could your oven have been too hot? This same thing happened to my husband when he made a crustless coconut pie. It rose as high as it could without spilling over, then fell. He said he did nothing different than any other time he made the pie. It may be just one of those things.

Log in to reply.