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Blind cooking weights

Has anyone come across a shop in Zürich that might sell this sort of thing for blind baking? I know I can use dried beans or rice, and throw it away afterwards, but I've seen ceramic reuseable ones that I'd like to get hold of.

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Old 09.11.2012, 19:52
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Re: Blind cooking weights

I use beans and keep re-using them.

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Has anyone come across a shop in Zürich that might sell this sort of thing for blind baking? I know I can use dried beans or rice, and throw it away afterwards, but I've seen ceramic reuseable ones that I'd like to get hold of.

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If I remember correctly, I think I saw them on the Betty Bossi online shop once! You could order them there.
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Old 09.11.2012, 21:24
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Re: Blind cooking weights

My wife cooks with lentils (and re-uses like Tom).
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Re: Blind cooking weights

I've used beans and reused them - we've also used coins, which works remarkably well (keep foil between the coins and crust). We have some pie chains (http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/pie-chain) - I don't really like it (crust just puffs up around it).
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Handful of washed gravel ?
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Re: Blind cooking weights

Just re-use beans, it's what professional chefs do.
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Re: Blind cooking weights

Try a store that specializes in cooking and baking supplies. That's where I got my ceramic beans...but then again that was in the U.S.
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Re: Blind cooking weights

try a bit of cheesecloth and washed 5 rappen coins as that's about the only thing those babies are good for. They do the job rather well.
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Re: Blind cooking weights

Thanks for the suggestions of beans, lentils, rice, which I did actually say I know I can use.
The handful of gravel was inspired and most amusing. Please pass the needle and thread.
All my coins of 2 Franks and below I put in a Whisky bottle and take to the bank when full. 3000+ last time!
And the US was a tad too far to go to.

Ms Botty didn't have surprisingly-

I got the ceramic ones for 4 quid on Ebay UK, and my old mum will forward them to save on post.

Thanks all Lemon Meringue Pie next week

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