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If you're too young to know what a Bundt pan is, get out of my thread


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What useless kitchen stuff have you had trouble decluttering??

I haven't used that pan since Ellie was born. She is *11*.



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make a bundt cake for desert tonight! celebrate your 11 year old!
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I use my bunt pan all the time. I make one giant loaf of banana or zucchini bread in there instead of two smaller rectangle loaves.
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11 years is a long time to have a useless pan! I had to make that call on the spring form pan we were never using and I am feeling guilty about the pasta maker that we LOVE but have not used in 5 years, since ds was born, and with baby 2 on the way, looks like it could be a LONG time before we are rolling out pasta again!

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Well, I just used my bundt pan this week... for the first time in many years.

As a matter of fact, I had to use the bundt pan, 'cause in my last fit of cleaning frenzy, I threw out my round cake pans & I haven't replaced them yet.

That will teach me to clean!:
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I don't have my own bundt pan (and I'm 43 )

But I do remember my mom made an amazing from-scratch (of course ) carrot cake in her bundt pan.

But if you don't have her recipe, then yeah... you can probably get rid of the pan. Its useless otherwise. :
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I use mine all the time for monkey bread

but if you haven't used it in ELEVEN years throw it out!! I have a rule about ONE year - let alone 11!!!

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Well, maybe I will make some bread or coffee cake I did save my springform pan because I saw a recipe around Christmas I thought I might one day use

Maybe I'll pluck the pan out of the give away bag and trade a 25 y/o Tupperware bowl that's been in the basement for a loooong time.

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Cross posted Andrea, what's monkey bread? Ben loves monkeys

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bundt pans rock I have a Donna Hay book with a killer banana cake recipe that uses a bundt pan.

I think they just make things pretty-especially if you bake for someone else

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It is just called monkey bread - it in no way resembles a monkey LOL LOL but I basically use my pizza dough recipe (though there are plenty of other good recipes out there just do a google search for monkey bread) and then I make it either sweet (breakfast or desert) or savory (dinner)

1.5 c AP flour (or 1 c white & .5 c wheat)
1 pkt or 1 scant T of quick rising yeast
1 t sugar
1/2 t salt
1/2 c very warm water
1 T vegetable oil

combine dry ingredients
add hot water and oil and mix untill a ball forms.

place on lightly floured surface, knead till smooth, cover and let rest for a few minutes.

divide dough into small balls - like about the size of a walnut

for sweet monkey bread

melt a stick of butter

in a seperate bowl mix cinnamon & sugar

dip dough in melted butter and then in sugar mixture and drop into bundt pan

for savory monkey bread
prepare one bowl of olive oil or melted butter and one bowl of mixed herbs (anything you want) salt and pepper too if you want...

also if you want to you can stuff each ball with a little cheese...

dip in oil and then in herbs and then drop in bundt pan

cook at 350 for probably about a half an hour

invert onto a plate before serving

the savory is good with tomato sauce to dip.


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I use mine all of the time to make my favorite cake-5 flavor pound cake. But clutter is individual, so if you don't use it, you should get rid of it.
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If you ever *do* need a Bundt pan again, is there someone nearby that you could borrow from? That might help in your decision.

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If you ever *do* need a Bundt pan again, is there someone nearby that you could borrow from? That might help in your decision.
Yeah, me. I'm pretty sure I have one.
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But I do remember my mom made an amazing from-scratch (of course ) carrot cake in her bundt pan.
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bundt pans rock I have a Donna Hay book with a killer banana cake recipe that uses a bundt pan.
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I use mine all of the time to make my favorite cake-5 flavor pound cake.

Ummm I showed you mine, you show me yours.....

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I'm starting a thread in the nutrition and good eating forum so I don't hijack this thread any further LOL

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bundt pan recipe thread

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I only use mine once in a blue moon... I make monkey bread (never tried a savory version though, that looks great!) and a rum cake recipe that I put over on the other thread.

In a pinch I've also used it for a jello mold. If you're too young to know what a bundt pan is you're probably too young for jello mold too, but this one is kind of a family tradition.

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Ummm I showed you mine, you show me yours.....
I knew I should have just posted it. It's really yummy. I usually make one and then cut it apart into small slices to freeze. They are perfect for a small treat or dh's lunches then.

FIVE FLAVOR POUND CAKE
2 sticks (1 cup) butter
3 cups sugar
5 eggs, well beaten
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon each of Coconut, Rum, Butter, Lemon & Vanilla Extracts

Cream butter, and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, which have been beaten until lemon colored. Combine flour and baking powder and add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Stir in flavorings. Spoon mixture into prepared 10-inch tube pan (a Bundt pan must be 10 inches or hold 12 cups; an angel food pan may also be used) and bake at 325 degrees F for 1-1/2 hours or until cake tests done. Cool in pan about 10 minutes before turning out.
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mmmm thanks!

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Well, if you haven't used it in 11 years, you can probably let go of it. But I am hanging on to mine. I did not ever use it for at least 5 years, but I have used it three or four times in the last couple of months. And now I HAVE to try that pound cake recipe!

I think I should probably lose the springform pan that I got at a garage sale three years ago and the Flan Pan set I bought over 10 years ago and have not used ever! I was feeling so good about my decluttered kitchen until I read this thread. Back to look through my cupboards again!
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Andrea, thank you so much for the recipes! The savory bread sounds delicious (they all do) I actually think I might be using the pan again, you all have so many good ideas.

Irish, are you going to run it over if I call? You can always stay and have some.

MommytoKandE, I didn't toss the jello mold You caught me. When will I ever use that? I used to love making punches with it Uh oh... the punch bowl

I did get rid of several mismatched dishes, does that redeem me if I keep the pan?

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This is a good reminder to me to go through my kitchen again. I went through after my first was born and did drastic decluttering. I found that I could improvise for most things, and borrow when I couldn't. I always figure if I really really need something, I can always buy one again, especially if I haven't used it in years. The only thing I wouldn't get rid of is something that is irreplacable.

Those recipes sound yummy.

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Oh no! not the Jell-O mold too! Boy, I am really realizing that I am holding on to stuff "just in case". I will start over Monday morning going thru each cupboard in my kitchen.

Thanks for starting this thread!
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You're welcome, Mary I made so many molds for punch for my sisters showers that it's kind of like a family heirloom I would freeze little fruits and juice and make the punch with sherbert and gingerale My sister makes jello molds for parties and I never eat them, blech, lol.

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naughty dingo - that is so cool! thank you

mom4tot - no problem! enjoy

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11 years ... yeah, I would get rid of it...

I just let go of one of my quick bread pans. I've had it for seven years and never used it -- out it went! I feel good about it. I have another quick bread pan so why keep two??? It was difficult to get rid of, though, because it was a gift.
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The Bundt Pan is the perfect example of something you never use but feel like you need to keep it.

For me, the bundt pan (which I probably own somewhere in my many packed goods) is something that represents the person I want to be, but am not. I want to be someone who makes wonderful cakes in pretty bundt pans. But I never have. So I keep the bundt pan hoping I will be that person.

Maybe I should say to myself: WHEN I am that person and when I want to bake something in a bundt pan, I give myself liberty to just go right out and buy one, that minute, without worrying about how much money I've wasted by getting rid of the one I had and buying one at the last minute. Because its probably a very small price to pay for the freedom of not keeping all the "Bundt Pans" in my life. There are so many things I keep because I hope I will be the type of person that will use them. I might be that person for one or two of the items, and yes I'll go buy another one, but considering how much I'll gain by not being weighed down by the others. I need to give myself the freedom to let go of the rest.

I also think all the "Bundt Pan"s weigh us down mentally. Every time I see it I am reminded that I am not the type of person who cooks bundt cakes, though I want to be. It's almost like a criticism in physical form. I need to let go of that, I do not want to be reminded that I am not the person I think I want to be on a regular basis and be free to be who I am.

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I use my bundt pan whenever it snows....it lives in the garage now though, not in the kitchen. I use it as a snow mold and stack 2 or 3 on top of each other with a pilar candle in the center for really cool winter sidewalk lanterns. Will I ever make a cake with one...probably no.

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