I like to bake my corn pudding in a bain marie but I have difficulty removing it from the pan. Any suggestions?

  • What does your setup look like now? What types of containers are you using?
    – Catija
    Mar 2, 2018 at 19:03
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    A picture would be helpful, what are you trying to remove? The 9x13 from the bain marie or the corn pudding from the 9x13?
    – Cos Callis
    Mar 2, 2018 at 19:08

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This can be tricky, as you are trying to remove the pan with the hot pudding before it cools completely, without sloshing water into the inner pan.

There are wire rack arrangements with handles that extend on the narrow ends of the pan, but these are an extra expense and require extra height in the oven rack.

A home solution for this is to string some butchers twine criss-crossed under the pan you are using, and extend this over the sides of the bain marie pan. The problem here is that this will wick some water out and it will drip, but does not cause a big problem for me when making bread pudding using a similar method.

When you remove the bain and pudding at end of cook time, you can lift the pan out using the string, but make sure it is very steady. Make sure you use enough string to support the pan.

String: Initial with just string

Strung and filled and pudding inset

NOTE: I have big hands, and can do this. THIS CAN BE DANGEROUS if it slips and plunges into the hot water !!

Finally, just lift it out an inch or so, then rotate 90 degrees and rest it on the outer pan. You can now dry the side handles and move it with dry potholders from there.

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    Sounds like something it would be good to practice on using room temperature water, and maybe a loaf of bread in the pan. Mar 4, 2018 at 1:00

If the pan isn't a very tight fit, you can simply lift it out with silicone oven mitts (random example on amazon). These are waterproof and allow you to dip your hands in boiling water for some time.

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