By Kallie Johnson

Baking doesn't always have to be done in specially designated, expensive pieces of bakeware. Cakes can be made in steel bowls to form a domed shape, or vegetables can be baked to a golden brown, right in the bowl. Before using a stainless steel bowl, it's important to grease the bowl thoroughly to ensure nothing sticks to the sides. Only use stainless steel bowls that state they are safe for use in an oven.

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Durable steel bowls can serve many purposes, including for baking.

Step 1

Coat the inside surface of the stainless steel bowl with butter or shortening. This prevents anything baking in the bowl from sticking to the sides.

Step 2

Sprinkle a small amount of flour around the inside surface of the bowl, directly over the butter or shortening.

Step 3

Add your baking mixture to the stainless steel bowl.

Step 4

Place the bowl in a preheated oven. Use the temperature recommended for the recipe. You do not need to change the temperature to account for the stainless steel.