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Just wanted to share a recipe for pan coating for cakes etc.  1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup shortening and a pinch of salt.  Mix together and store in a container in the fridge.  Use to coat c
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Pan coating

posted at 10/22/2010 6:26 PM EDT
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Just wanted to share a recipe for pan coating for cakes etc.  1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup shortening and a pinch of salt.  Mix together and store in a container in the fridge.  Use to coat cake pans or cookie sheets that need prep.   With my hand in a baggie I can grease a cake pan without getting full of mess.

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posted at 10/22/2010 7:30 PM EDT
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Just wanted to share a recipe for pan coating for cakes etc.  1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup shortening and a pinch of salt.  Mix together and store in a container in the fridge.  Use to coat cake pans or cookie sheets that need prep.   With my hand in a baggie I can grease a cake pan without getting full of mess.
Posted by Elsa M


Thanks Elsa ... I'm going to try that. 
I wonder if it would work in a 9x13 brownie pan that is to be just "greased" on the bottom.

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posted at 10/23/2010 1:41 PM EDT
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That is a great idea and I'm sure that is a lot cheaper that cooking spray.I'm going to try that later today.Thanks for the great idea.

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posted at 10/24/2010 8:21 AM EDT
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Gale - are you happy with cooking spray? 
For some reason I've never liked the stuff.

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posted at 10/24/2010 9:29 AM EDT
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Some are better than others Nancy, and I look for the ones without alchol in them. I have used the one for baking it seemed to work alright for me. But your method is much better, cheaper than the sprays. Will have to give it a try. Have a good day.

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posted at 10/24/2010 9:54 AM EDT
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Some are better than others Nancy, and I look for the ones without alchol in them. I have used the one for baking it seemed to work alright for me. But your method is much better, cheaper than the sprays. Will have to give it a try. Have a good day.
Posted by Sharon T


(Boy, I had trouble getting in here .... they said I had an invalid password, over and over and over.  I finally gave up and asked for help .... received an email connection so I could file a new password ... used my old one and that worked - lol)
Sharon - I use the old fashioned method of greasing each pan - I use butter - then coating that with a light coat of flour.  I think it's just the brownie recipe that uses just a "grease" of the bottom of the pan.  Whatever - I just follow the recipe directions ....
except cookies.  For cookies I use parchment paper.
I'm going to buy some alcohol free spray my next trip to the store.  I'll spend the extra money if it saves me some mess.

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posted at 10/24/2010 8:38 PM EDT
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Hi Nancy G, I do like cooking spray for certain things,like eggs and bread baking and some cakes too.But if the shortening and flour work better I'll switch to that,I'll save money too.

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posted at 10/27/2010 10:48 PM EDT
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Another idea:
use the paper wrapper from stick butter or margarine to grease bake pans & cookie  sheets; no messy fingers, no waste& no extra expenseMoney mouthCool     
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That is a great idea and I'm sure that is a lot cheaper that cooking spray.I'm going to try that later today.Thanks for the great idea.
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posted at 10/28/2010 7:45 AM EDT
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For cookie sheets I'm stuck on parchment paper.  Now I would not use anything else.  Parchment paper is so very CLEAN and fast.
I use just 5 metal sheets when I'm going to be baking different flavors, all day, batch after batch after batch of different cookies, and never have to wash a sheet (until the end of the day).   And I use each sheet of paper time after time.
IMHO it's great stuff.
5 sheets?  That's one in the oven, two full sheets in the 'fridge waiting for their turn in the oven, one being filled with dough and one empty, just used one cooling off for it's turn.

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posted at 10/28/2010 8:30 AM EDT
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Great idea!! Smile

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posted at 10/30/2010 3:58 PM EDT
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Gale - are you happy with cooking spray?  For some reason I've never liked the stuff.
Posted by Nancy G


I agree - I find it leaves an odd flavor.

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posted at 1/4/2011 8:32 AM EST
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I've had good luck using cooking sprays.  There are several brands and flavors to choose to meet particular needs.

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posted at 1/4/2011 9:23 AM EST
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I make sure I coat my pan before i stared cooking.

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posted at 1/4/2011 9:31 AM EST
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So many good ideas are here, thanks everyone

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posted at 1/4/2011 10:15 AM EST
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Sounds great - thanks for sharing! Smile

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posted at 1/4/2011 10:16 AM EST
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Does anyone use the new silacone sheets to line your pans everything just slides off.

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posted at 1/4/2011 11:03 AM EST
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This is an idea.  Someone taught me about greasing the pan and then coating it with a sprinkling of flour.  Anything to help get cakes out of the pan easier.

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posted at 1/4/2011 11:17 AM EST
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Mary -- I've never used those sheets so I'll be glad to hear what anyone has to say.
It seems to me like they would 'get dirty' with each used and need constant cleaning.
That's why I like parchment paper ... it's so easy to use

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posted at 1/4/2011 11:58 AM EST
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good idea might try it thanks

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posted at 1/7/2011 2:08 PM EST
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The only pan I use cooking spray for is a Bundt Pan.  And the only spray I use for it is Bakers Joy it has flour in the spray.  I just like the way it coats the Bundt pan.  All other pans I use parchment paper.
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