Friday, November 7, 2008

Baking Tip

I made banana bread yesterday and my recipe calls for Crisco. I hate cleaning up a greasy measuring cup so I found a different way to measure it. I line the measuring cup with plastic wrap before I fill it with Crisco. Then all I have to do is pull out the plastic wrap, dump the contents in the mixing bowl and voila...a clean measuring cup! :)



18 comments:

Armchair Housewife said...

Very nice. I am also a BIG fan of parchment paper. I use it all the time when baking, and especially when broiling, in the oven. It saves sooo much time on cleanup!

Traci said...

What a GREAT idea!!! I also like the Pampered Chef cup that you can PUSH it out and it really cleans the sides.....

Homespun Simplicity said...

Great idea!

Kraesc said...

Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for that tip! I was making a ton of icing last night and was thinking that there has to be a cleaner way of dealing with shortening. Yay! You have save my baking sanity.

TheRetroHousewife said...

Great idea! Havent heard from you in a looong time. How is your son? Hows the FRG thing going?

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness, you are a genius and my new role model! WHY oh why did I never think of that!

Leslie said...

Great tip! I will have to try that. I love reading your blog, its such an inspiration to me. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Aren't you smart!
RetroHousewife

mary said...

Dang, girlfriend! How easy!!
~mary~

Anonymous said...

I don't know how I found you today, but I am s-o-o-o glad that I did! No time to go back and read your historical posts, but I will. Soon. I promise. Busy making my do-ahead Thanksgiving gravy that freezes so nicely. We have a ton of people (literally!) for the holiday and I love to do all the cooking. (I think that 35 people would weigh a ton, don't you?)
I am so happy I have found you!

Mrs. Homemaker said...

That is completely genius! I have one of those fancy pampered chef measuring cups that push the stuff out, but they are the biggest pain to use. Now I can get rid of it!

All things bright and beautiful... said...

Martha Stewart eat yer heart out - my chum "50's housewife" is even smarter! LOL
Great idea - thanks for sharing!

Moxie said...

Coolness.....go the extra mile and save the little plastic wrap in the freezer (just fold over) then get it out when you need to greese a cookie sheet! We save our butter wrappers for this....same basic concept though :)

Barb J. said...

I hate working with shortening but it is one of those necessary evils when it comes to cooking/baking. This tip is great, and I also like the comment about using butter wrappers. Great way to recycle!

Sandy said...

Great tip! Thanks for sharing! Although I rarely buy C. anymore! :)

Super Mommy said...

Wow that is a great tip. I use plastic wrap to grease my pans. So my hands stay clean.

Janet said...

That's a great tip! Many thanks- I don't do too much baking, I'm still learning, but I keep a little file with all these sorts of tips and yours is going right in! :)

neverforsaked said...

I hate cleaning up shorting too, and I use the Pampered Chef Wonder Cup, as several others have commented, it's kind of a pain to use......your idea is FANTASTIC!!!!