Silpat Mini Brioche Pan Review 2023
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The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the biggest festival in the Chinese calendar. As the new lunar calendar begins, it’s time to gather with family and friends and commemorate our ancestors with good food and drink—but not just any food or drink.
Many of the foods eaten in the run-up to the Lunar New Year and during the big family feast on the eve of the holiday have special and auspicious meanings. Eating cabbage means you have a grand year ahead of you, eating dumplings means money and good luck will come your way, and eating sticky Chinese desserts symbolizes that the coming year will be filled with family celebrations. I don’t need an excuse to eat, but if it means luck is in store for me, I’ll happily take another bite. All in the name of happiness, of course!
Most Lunar New Year Cakes are usually presented as large round cakes (meaning you have a healthy year ahead of you) and are best enjoyed with a large audience – grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, you name it. But for smaller desserts, I use the Silpat Mini Brioche Pan to make gooey Chinese cakes that don’t skimp on the festivities.
I’ve always been a fan of non-stick silicone mats for things like baking cookies. They’re also more sustainable than parchment paper and help limit the amount of waste I generate in my kitchen. While there are other shapes from the French-made Silpat line of baking pans, I couldn’t help but notice the brioche pan’s rounded shape, which looks like a flower — a sign of good luck in Chinese culture.
The Silpat brioche mold is a little savior in my kitchen in the run-up to the Lunar New Year. As I tweaked and tested recipes, the malleable silicone allowed me to remove any sticky cakes with very little drama, leaving just one beautiful cake for me to worship my ancestors on Lunar New Year’s Eve morning and then eventually all the while chew 15-day treats.
Which brings me to my next point: the Silpat mold is incredibly easy to clean. Because you don’t have to grease the pan, the only oil comes from your baked goods or leftovers, and because the pan is so non-stick, cake rarely gets left behind, so no scrubbing is needed either – brilliant!
My only warning for beginners is to keep the oven temperature below 500 degrees Fahrenheit per the directions or you may damage the silicone. At around $40 for the mold, you don’t want to risk having to buy another one.
Despite having a smaller New Year’s celebration this year, I still plan on eating and drinking all the delicious and auspicious sweets my heart desires – and this little mold is helping me do that.
Buy: Silpat Mini Brioche Baking Pans, $40.48