These pastry rings are made of heavy gauge stainless steel and are designed for baking and stacking. A pastry ring is a handy baking accessory, which can be used to shape pastry and hold it together during baking. When a pastry ring is used in baking, it holds the pastry as it bakes, ensuring that it bakes into a specific desired shape, rather than a blob. Stacks are a spectacular way to present food and will earn you a reputation as a restaurant-style cook. They can also be used to create a molded tower of stacked savory food items for an interesting presentation at the table. Typically, you will layer a cooked starch, such as pasta, couscous, rice, potato, mashed beans or polenta, with vegetables and fish, poultry, meat or cheese. The cooked starch forms a very good binder. For the layers to show up well for serving, they should not be too thin. Press each layer down firmly so that the stack holds its shape well when you remove the ring. Use a wide spatula to transfer the stacks sill in the ring to the plates. Remove the ring carefully just before serving. Stacks are very easy to master. They're a great way of transforming an otherwise ordinary plate of food into an eye-catching and extraordinary meal. Try the technique tonight with yesterday's leftovers, or even with whatever standard meal you were planning. It will set you off in a whole new direction in food presentation.
- Pastry ring
- Material: 18/8 Stainless steel
- Dishwasher safe