Have you ever heard of baking in those 14 - 16 oz veggie or fruit cans?

United States
July 19, 2007 9:49pm CST
Yep, I am talking about the cans you get your veggies and fruit in at the store. This is a wonderful way to recycle those cans. Well do I have a treat for you. This is a wonderful way to prepare individual servings of various recipes. They would be great to pack already prepared foods in a lunch bucket or to give as a mix per say as gifts in a can. The possibilities are endless. So save those cans and get ready for a new adventure in baking. I have several recipes that are just so yummy to share. Are you interested in this way of cooking?? Honey Bun Cake to bake in a can Date Nut Bread to bake in a Can Spice Bread To Bake in a Can How do those sound for starters? You save your cans and I will post some recipes. You can decorate your cans once they are cooled any way you want. Fun to have the kids to decorate some freezer paper cut to fit the outside of the can. Then just tape it on once your food is cold. Imagine your husband opening up his lunch bucket to find a cute can decorated by the kids and fresh homemade bread or cake baked by his loving wife. Great to take to those Elderly people who are lonely when you visit them. They will remember you long after you have left when you leave a gift of food with them. If enough of you are interested, I will post a few of my recipes for you to try. But only if you are interested.
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14 responses
• United States
20 Jul 07
I would adore having some recipes for breads baked like that..it would be fabulous...my mother passed away a year ago spring, but the facility she lived in is just down the road and i know many of the people who live there sit there for days without getting a visitor..so it would be wonderful!!
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@AmbiePam (41458)
• United States
20 Jul 07
That is so sweet.
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• United States
20 Jul 07
It just breaks my heart to see the elderly being ignored by those whom they have worked all their life for. I love the elderly. I will probably begin posting the recipes tomorrow so be looking for them.
• United States
20 Jul 07
I just sent you a friend request.
@Polly1 (12652)
• United States
20 Jul 07
Leave it to our VillageAnne to know a way to reuse the fruit and vegie cans. I would like some of those recipes. The grandkids would love to have individual servings in their own can.
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@Polly1 (12652)
• United States
20 Jul 07
No we don't want any blood on the cakes and goodies, hehe. I will be looking forward to your recipes.
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• United States
20 Jul 07
I have posted the first recipe Honey Bun Cake baked in a can. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1209164.aspx
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
20 Jul 07
Definitely interested since I lost my recipe collections in the housefire. I may not respond to them however will copy them when they hit my Mylot folder in my email. I think recipes are no longer allowable for whatever reason, however, I do really look foreward to seeing them and hope with all my heart that they stay. Good luck and thanks so much.
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• United States
20 Jul 07
I think the copy and paste recipes are the only ones that are not allowed. I think the recipes that are done up in a discussion are allowed. I have posted the first recipe Honey Bun Cake baked in a can. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1209164.aspx
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I had gotten that since it went to my folder in my email through the notification. I tend to keep the ones I find deleted since I never know if the person who was deleted would want it back. Thanks for letting me know though.
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@brothertuck (1257)
• United States
20 Jul 07
I've seen recipes for making breads and cakes in juice cans. These are for a full loaf though. I am interested ... If you would post them I'll see if I can give them a try.
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• United States
20 Jul 07
I have posted the first recipe Honey Bun Cake baked in a can. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1209164.aspx
• United States
27 Aug 07
brothertuck, I have posted 5 recipes for baking in cans. I will post more later. I do hope you enjoy this wonderful way to bake and recycle cans at the same time.
@AmbiePam (41458)
• United States
20 Jul 07
Oh yes. My grandma taught my mom, me, and my sister how to do that. Pumpkin bread, banana nut, even zucchine bread. I admit, I don't like the zucchini bread, but when my grandma made it, I ate it. : )
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• United States
20 Jul 07
The process of baking in cans has been around for years. The older generations that did it on a regular basis are nearly all gone now.
• United States
20 Jul 07
I have posted the first recipe Honey Bun Cake baked in a can. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1209164.aspx
@brendalee (6086)
• United States
20 Jul 07
I am sure you already know that I love getting recipes from you. And you always find a unique way to make stuff. I absolutely adored all your gifts in a jar. I admit, I have never heard of baking in those cans. I would love to know how its done.
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• United States
20 Jul 07
Oh you are in for a special treat then. Be on the look out for those recipes. I will probably begin posting tomorrow.
• United States
20 Jul 07
I have posted the first recipe Honey Bun Cake baked in a can. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1209164.aspx
@Nardz13 (5060)
• New Zealand
25 Jul 07
Hey. Im pretty sure, the cans your talking about, are the bigger version of your normal spaghetti can right?, If so, my grand mother usually makes, steam pudding in these cans and let me tell you, they are wonderfully delicious and the tins, for what I know, they are so handy for this idea, the steam pudding... Nice to eat while still hot/cold with cream, ice cream or custard...
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• United States
27 Aug 07
The cans that you use are just regular size cans that green beans, corn, carrots or fruit cocktail comes in, along with other cans that are about 15 oz.
@crazynurse (7511)
• United States
22 Jul 07
What a grand idea!! Yes, please do post the instructions for baking in this novel way. I live in a neighborhood full of elderly and would love to take a unique can to each of them. I would have my teens decorate the cans in a way that was special to each person. (one lady spent her life giving piano lessons..so I know we'll decorate hers with musical notes!)
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• United States
23 Jul 07
the first one has already been posted. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1209164.aspx
@worldwise1 (14892)
• United States
20 Jul 07
That sounds very innovative, villageanne. I'd be interested to know how you prepare the cans for baking, and how easy it is to get the contents out once you've finished. I will be waiting for further information on this.
• United States
20 Jul 07
I have posted the first recipe Honey Bun Cake baked in a can. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1209164.aspx
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
23 Jul 07
Thanks a lot for that great idea. I will be saving my cans from now on.Do you spray the cans before you put in the cake batter.
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@GardenGerty (77603)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Jul 07
I am game for any of these recipes. I need to check my files, I have a recipe for Boston Brown Bread that you bake in three soup cans, in your crock pot. It is a very healthy bread, and putting it in the crock pot keeps you from heating up the kitchen in the summer. I know there was a variety of flours, and molasses in it. I will post it when I find it, as well as making some for my hubby and to freeze for Christmas. His family grew up eating it, and he says it actually came from the store in a can. I wonder if your recipe could be done that way. On the subject of recycling and lunch boxes, when I was new on myLot, another user posted about using tuna cans and baking individual pineapple upside down cakes. I have a lot of cans on hand because I have been saving them for a craft project.
@Nardz13 (5060)
• New Zealand
29 Aug 07
Hi there. Yes I have heard of using such cans for baking... My grandmother and grand aunties use them to make, "Chocolate and golden syrup Steam Puddings" a very nice dessert...
@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
23 Jul 07
I have actually heard of baking in this way but have never tried it myself. I have a mini loaf pan with four sections but from what you are saying I could just use cleaned out cans instead. I will have to try that one day. I bet that decorating the cans is half the fun and that kids would love that activity.
@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
23 Jul 07
I have never heard of anything like this- How do you cover them to keep them fresh? I have a family of 3—so not sure it would work for us anyways- but it’s worth a shot- Sounds pretty neat- Post them recipes and I’ll give it a go- thanks!!