Silicone mould is a popular cake mould and often used in baking. To help you choose, Chef Philippe answers your questions.
Choosing a silicone mould
Chef Philippe answers your questions about the silicone mould that shapes our cakes.
Why choose a silicone mould over other types of mould?
Chef Philippe: Silicone is a light, flexible material with non-stick properties, which therefore allows very easy mould release. No need to grease the mould. It can be used both in freezing and baking, while respecting a maximum temperature which may vary from one brand to another.
How to choose a silicone mould?
Chef Philippe: Avoid all indicating that they generally withstand a temperature of up to 230°C to 240°C. Favour Silicone moulds which resistance to a higher temperature, from 260°C to 280°C. Of course, you won't be using your moulds at such high temperatures, but that's just a GUARANTEE of quality.
Why is the Flexipan® silicone mould better than the others?
Chef Philippe: The Flexipan mould is made of silicone and glass fabric, providing unparalleled strength and longevity. Exceptional fat free and non-stick properties, superior to other brands. Temperature range: -40°C to +280°C Usable in all types of oven (be careful, without direct contact with the heat source). Longevity: 2000 to 3000 uses with these moulds before the first signs of sticking appear. The Flexipan has a very large range, with trays and moulds of different sizes fitting all oven sizes. Cleaning with a simple non-abrasive sponge. They comply with the European and American legislation in force concerning materials intended for food contact.
Can we use a silicone mould for all pastries?
Chef Philippe: Yes, prefer a silicone mould for individual preparations, for all individual dishes and small cakes. Also for any savoury dishes. For large cakes, prefer springforms with hinges to consolidate the mould and avid any disappointment when filling or baking.
For which recipe do you prefer to use a silicone mould?
Chef Philippe: For all pasty cakes and individual Financiers, cakes, cookies, cakes ...
MeilleurduChef.com provides a wide choice of silicone moulds. All sizes and shapes to realise all your fancy. The Silikomart brand is the most frequent in silicone moulds selection. They specialise in the production of silicone moulds. Silicone mould from Silikomart for professionals and individuals.
Ice Shot mould, a versatile cake mould
With Ice-shot mould, you have the original cocktails to wow your guests. Cake mould to create ice glasses. No risk of breaking glass containers or crockery piling up at the end of the evening. Ice-shot mould is ideal for making unusual drinks and always keeping them fresh.
More classic, the Ice-shot mould can be used as a cake mould, for sweet or savoury dishes. Make a sponge cake or a chocolate mould, than fill it with the ingredients of your choice. Imagine dishes or desserts where the container and the contents can be eaten.
Foolproof Ice Shot silicone mould
MeilleurduChef.com carries two types of Ice-Shot mould. Hexagonal Ice-Shot mould and the square Ice-Shot mould. Each has 6 cavities. With this individual mould, you can create unique drinks and gourmet sweet or savoury dishes.
Quenelle mould and Quenellestory
Salty quenelle, made from poultry or fish are well known. They exist since the Romans' time. They ate a paste made from eggs and fish cooked in boiling water.
The recipe for the Quenelle Lyonnaise appeared around 1830. A master pastry chef, Charles Morateur, associated the fish flesh, which swarmed in the Saône, with choux pastry and beef fat. The first Quenelles lyonnaises were born. Customers lined up in the pastry shops, bringing their pots to collect dumplings and sauces.
Later, Joseph Moyne, son of a butcher, decided to rework the recipe for the Quenelles lyonnaises by replacing the beef fat with butter, thus making it lighter. He gave them the final elongated shape that we know today.
Today there are many savoury Quenelles but some sweet as well. In this case, they have only the shape of the original Quenelle.
Quenelle mould and small sweet and savoury dishes
MeilleurduChef.com carries a selection of Flexipan Quenelle moulds. Quenelle mould Flexipan is made of woven fibreglass and silicone. Flexipan silicone Quenelle mould is flexible and non-stick, allowing easy release of your Quenelles. Its design gives it a long lifespan and good strength. You can find it in different formats to make Quenelles of all sizes.
Choose a Silikomart 100% platinum silicone Quenelle mould. The Silikomart Quenelle mould is non-stick with easy release.
Make your Quenelles perfect by adding a finish according to your taste, chocolate or fruit, icing or jelly.
Florentine mould and the history of the Florentine
Its name reminds you of Italy and the beautiful city of Florence. However, the Florentine is of Breton origin. A master pastry chef officiating for the house of the Medicis in Florence, came to Brittany under the reign of Louis XII, husband of Anne of Brittany, and produced the Florentine.
Today, Chatillon is the only manufacturer of Véritables Florentines following the tradition of the great masters of chocolate.
What material for your Florentine mould?
MeilleurduChef.com carries several Florentine moulds from 3 to 96 cavities of various sizes. to easily make Florentines thanks to the professional quality of a big brand like Matfer.
Flexipan Florentine mould in woven fibreglass and tear-proof silicone. Flexible and non-stick, this mould will prove useful for temperatures ranging from - 40°C to + 280°C. Gastroflex mould in food grade silicone.
For baking with the Flexipan Florentine mould and the Gastroflex Florentine mould we recommend the use perforated trays.
Florentine mould is versatile, so you can also bake cookies with the Flexipan mould, 24 cookies
What recipe to make with your Florentine mould?
Chef Philippe shares a Chocolate Florentines recipe to make with a Florentine mould. Make 30 Florentines with flaked almonds, candied oranges coated with dark chocolate with this recipe.
To decorate your Florentines, place them on a honeycomb relief PVS sheet after coating.