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While busy baking I thought I should offer this tip to all you VBB.Save your butter wrappers they can be used to butter baking pans and they help keep your hands from getting greasy.Just fold th
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Just thought of a tip while busy baking.

posted at 11/29/2012 1:54 PM EST
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While busy baking I thought I should offer this tip to all you VBB.Save your butter wrappers they can be used to butter baking pans and they help keep your hands from getting greasy.Just fold them in half buttery side in and then into quarters.Keep them in a plastic sandwich bag in the fridge for storing.When nede just unfold and use, it has just enough butter to butter your pans.Busy baking see you all later!

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posted at 11/29/2012 3:31 PM EST
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Gale (it's great to see you) .... Of all things - I've been using just half your tip.   When I need something greased and there happens to be a butter wrapper handy, I use that.  It's neveer occurred to me to save a wrapper I don't use.  Wow.  Thank you.

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posted at 11/29/2012 3:44 PM EST
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i use butter wrappers for mashed pots as sometimes i cook them ahead of time i put a butter wrapper on them and  they don't get hard on top .i put them on my warmer  on my range. i do that for cooked vegts to

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posted at 11/29/2012 4:55 PM EST
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I have been doing this for years - my Mom and Grandma showed me this when I was little! Great tip!!

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posted at 11/29/2012 6:33 PM EST
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I also have been doing this for quite some time.  I did "discover" parchment paper a while ago and it has made things so much easier so I don't grease pans as often as I did in the past.

One that I still do when I do grease and flour a pan I put a few tablespoons of flour into the pan, invert the other pan on top of the one pan and I shake them a bit.  This gets flour on all surfaces of both pans without getting flour all over.  I then flip the pans over and remove the top pan and tap out the extra flour onto a paper and dump the flour into the garbage.  Paper gets tossed into recycle bin.

Re: Just thought of a tip while busy baking.

posted at 11/29/2012 7:19 PM EST
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aaaaaaaahhhhhh ..... parchment paper.  Isn't that stuff GREAT?

Re: Just thought of a tip while busy baking.

posted at 11/29/2012 10:38 PM EST
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Thanks for the tip Gale.  That reminds me...I should probably start my baking soon since Christmas will be here before I'm ready.

Re: Just thought of a tip while busy baking.

posted at 11/30/2012 12:12 AM EST
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I've been using the butter wrapper for greasing pans for some time now, as well. But like Nancy, I didn't think about trying to save them. Why not?!?

And Nikki, just this afternoon I was greasing and flouring 6 small bread pans for my Pumpkin Bread. I was trying to think of a way to make this process easier, but didn't come up with anything yet. I like your idea of putting 2 pans together, but these disposable aluminium pans don't fit tightly and I'm afraid the flour would go flying if I used your method on them. In the past, I have used the spray can with flour and oil mixed together, but I'm not thrilled with that. Someday...

Re: Just thought of a tip while busy baking.

posted at 11/30/2012 6:39 AM EST
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Thanks for the tip - I've heard this before but can always use a reminder.

Re: Just thought of a tip while busy baking.

posted at 11/30/2012 7:20 AM EST
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Like Verlee, I'm not very happy with the spray cans of shortening .... especially the spray shortening and flour.
When a recipe calls for shortening I use butter  and my own flour .... making a mess.   LOL - But when I'm baking, I expect mess.

Re: Just thought of a tip while busy baking.

posted at 11/30/2012 8:28 AM EST
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Thanks for the tip!! I have used the butter wrappers to coat my pans but I have never thought about saving them!  I can see my husband's face now when he pulls a baggie out of the fridge with butter wrappers inside!  Undecided

Re: Just thought of a tip while busy baking.

posted at 11/30/2012 9:23 AM EST
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verlee and all
i hated the flour spray too          and had problems
but a couple of yrs ago i switched back to              pam  original             and use it for cakes and breads  with no problems     even in the disposable pans

I NEVER GREASE AND FLOUR A PAN FOR ANYTHING

Re: Just thought of a tip while busy baking.

posted at 11/30/2012 9:52 AM EST
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In Response to Re: Just thought of a tip while busy baking.:
I NEVER GREASE AND FLOUR A PAN FOR ANYTHING
Posted by nellie v


You never grease and flour a pan for anything? 
Yikes!!  Isn't that immoral or illegal or something??
Wink

Re: Just thought of a tip while busy baking.

posted at 11/30/2012 9:56 AM EST
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thanks for the tip I find reading from al lof you interesting

Re: Just thought of a tip while busy baking.

posted at 11/30/2012 12:06 PM EST
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I have been using them for years but thanks for the idea of saving them
in a bag for later use.

Re: Just thought of a tip while busy baking.

posted at 11/30/2012 2:13 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Just thought of a tip while busy baking. : You never grease and flour a pan for anything?  Yikes!!  Isn't that immoral or illegal or something??
Posted by Nancy G

i don't think so       i've always hated having to do that          so i just quit 
      i tried several sprays  like buttery   or mixed w/ flour   and other brands since i started using  the pam original
and  i never have a problem w/ sticking

Re: Just thought of a tip while busy baking.

posted at 11/30/2012 3:42 PM EST
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Nellie -- go look at Kris Kringle Peanut Butter Cups ............ really great little cookie/cupcake - delicious and good looking  BUT they stick and rip and stick and tear ........ awful to work with.  I wish I had your ability when trying to make something like that.

Re: Just thought of a tip while busy baking.

posted at 11/30/2012 4:57 PM EST
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nancy 
  are you using non-stick pans or the metal ones?
i would probably buy the liners if i really liked them
but that's not a recipe i think i would try

Re: Just thought of a tip while busy baking.

posted at 11/30/2012 7:54 PM EST
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The only pans I spray now are the Bundt pans.  I use parchment for round, square, 13X9, the jelly roll and half sheet pan.
If I am making a tart or pie that requires buttering the pan I will use butter for that.
The parchment makes clean up so much easier.

Re: Just thought of a tip while busy baking.

posted at 11/30/2012 9:42 PM EST
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Nellie -- for any size cupcakes, cookie sheets and anything else I use the plain, cheapest metal pans I can find.  I don't want anything else.    Just because they are plain metal I have bought some of those fancy two layer cookie sheets ....... they are just fine, work like plain old cheap tins.

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