Baking Tools from the Commune

I have told you before about the commune. Kelly, my fellow foodie, had a mother, Caroline, who was also a fellow foodie. She was an amazing cook and baker, and it seems to me that she knew everything there was to know, and in my imagination, she created these incredible culinary masterpieces that I only wish I could have tasted.

Unfortunately, I’ll never meet Caroline, as she passed away a few years ago. But I feel like she and I are kindred spirits, especially as I now own many of what used to be her kitchen accessories. Last year, when Kelly and I worked together, he brought in boxes of her old cookbooks to let me go through them and pick out which ones I wanted. Most recently, the commune was going through her old baking tools and, even though I wasn’t there, they made me a box! It was the sweetest gesture that nearly brought me to tears.

While I know what some of the utensils are (a madeleine pan, some mini tart pans, some regular sized tart pans, some spring-form pans) there are others that I have no clue what to do with. Help? I’m posting pictures here, with numbers in the captions, and if you know what some of the items are, please comment below!

Mystery Baking Tools // Serious Crust by Annie Fassler
Number 1 on the left, 2 on the right.

I’m assuming the long skinny tray on the left is for lady fingers. The tray on the right is very shallow, and I’m not sure what it’s for!

Mystery Baking Tools // Serious Crust by Annie Fassler
The molds on the left are number 3, the little pans/trays are number 4.

The molds on the left are number 3, and one guess for those was a paté mold or something like that? The little molds on the right are number 4, and a guess for those was that they might be for petit-fours.

Mystery Baking Tools // Serious Crust by Annie Fassler
Number 5 on the left, and the donut things are number 6.

Lastly, the scalloped edged pans are number 5, and the little circular pans (maybe for donuts?) are number 6.

One comment

  1. Hey Annie! Here’s what I think you’ve got. Congrats on your sweet baking haul.

    #1 eclair mold
    #2 shallow tart pan
    #3 No idea, miiiight be a jello mold
    #4 tart pans
    #5 different sized brioche tins
    #6 jello molds

    Hope that helps. 🙂

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