And remember me making this broad stroke observation and quote?: "-the batter that is inside the pans does not brown well".
Well, I tell you, the irony fairies must read blogs because they decided to make a full scale attack.
So it's still raining around here, and the brown bananas were calling out to me. "Bake me, bake me into muffins". And guess what, pushing the last attempt to the back of my mind, I did. All the while thinking, I'll bake them the minimum time and then pop them out of the silicone onto a flat baking sheet and put them back in for a couple more minutes to brown them. Do I need to tell you what happened? Think irony, think trying to drive a naieve woman whacko, think poor unsuspecting wannbe baker. Two minutes, two whole minutes before the minimum time I'm smelling them. And smelling that certain smell that is yummy baking, but just on the verge of being too brown. So I come running to the kitchen and sure enough. Take a look at them now:
I have no idea what happened. I have no idea why they are pale one time and dark brown the next. Seriously, can you hear them laughing? Those irony fairies just love playing mind games with me. There now you know I'm totally not exaggerating my baking dilemmas.
So silicone pan people? I feel I owe you an apology. Please forgive my lack of judgement in painting with broad brush strokes the browning ability of your cute little silicone pans for all the internet to read. Sigh.
Now I'm gonna go have a coffee and a muffin while I watch Dr. Phil. Maybe he'll have something about irony fairies or a malady about twitching while baking on there.