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Baking Tubes Nancy P. wrote in this email: "I recently was given 3 metal baking tubes. Each is a different shape but I did not get any instructions with them. I would like to make bread but I don't know if I let the dough rise in the tubes or how full to fill them or how long to bake the bread. Any suggestions you have would be appreciated."

Well Nancy, I haven't baked with my Baking Tubes since school was out. I guess it's time to start baking with them again. Here are the instructions along with some personal tips.

Photo 2006 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.


August 27, 2006 at 9:23 pm
(1) cris4 says:

Those are just fantastic tips. I don’t know how to bake but at least I was inspired by your blog. I got inspired to share these tips with my friends who have always loved baking and doing business out of it. Can’t wait for your next blog!

August 28, 2006 at 9:26 am
(2) Carroll Pellegrinelli says:

Chris4- Thanks for the compliments!

August 31, 2006 at 11:20 am
(3) lisa says:

I love my tubes! Another quick tip… Spray the inside with a non-stick spray. Place foil on the bottom before putting on the “lid”. Pack softened ice cream into tubes. Re-freeze, standing up. When frozen, wrap warm wet towel or cloth around tube to loosen ice cream. Slide out and slice! Excellent to put on top of your baked brownies, on the side of sliced cake, etc.

August 31, 2006 at 1:18 pm
(4) Sylvia says:

I use Pillsbury French Bread Dough in my tubes. It works great! I just spray the inside of the tube, plop the French Bread in just as it comes out of the cardboard wrapper, cap it and place it in the preheated oven as indicated on the French Bread instructions. They take a little longer to bake inside the tube. You may have to bake a couple of breads to see how long is ideal for your oven. This has always been a hit for me — super easy, yet looks impressive.

December 21, 2007 at 4:44 pm
(5) Stephanie Ohmstede says:

I received the baking tubes as a gift a couple of years ago and I love them. They add a special touch to baked gifts. My directions have been misplaced so I was delighted to see your instructions. Thank you!

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