Alton Brown had a recipe for English muffins using tuna cans. My dh had always been intrigued by the recipe. I told him the tuna cans were no longer available. Many companies rounded the bottoms so they couldn't be used as rings in cooking. My dh said it was done so they stack more easily. However, he spent some time walking through a neighborhood grocery to find the waterchestnuts still have the tops and bottoms that can be used for baking. I'm now baking homebaked English muffins. Thank you, Alton Brown! It's an excellent recipe. My first batch came out a bit tall, but I didn't know what a #20 ice cream scoop was.???? oops!
Glad I could help, Index lady. He originally purchased 4; 8 cans are best. Otherwise, you'll be baking twice.
My other experiment came with DelMonte's mini fruit tins. I've baked with them, too. They are perfect size for little ones. My newest idea is to use the miniture sizes for appetizers at parties. They are PERFECT for these!
English muffins...I've been using a dough recipe because the tuna cans would not work. (Greatly impressed my step-daughter with them.) The dough English muffins do not have enough cracks and crannies so I put the English muffin rings on my wish list for Christmas. If I don't get them, I'll go buy the water chestnuts. THANKS!