Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Greasing Pans

(Originally posted 9/30/08)

I bake. A lot. I love the process and I love knowing I have control over the quality of ingredients my children consume. And when I feel like my children would rather carbo-load and abandon all healthy fruits and proteins, I sneak them in their snacks. I'm famous for dumping assorted dried fruits and nuts in the their favorite granola bar recipe. As long as there's a handful of chocolate chips in there too, they'll eat anything. This is especially handy for C. since, well, she's still a little string-bean and they're always after us to get her to gain weight!

To keep my bars from sticking, I spray the pan with non-stick cooking spray (translation = canola oil in a can). I love cooking spray for jobs like this. It's so quick and so much cleaner than greasing the old fashioned way. What I don't like, however, is the greasy, misty film that it leaves all over the counters, stove, floor, and anything else that may be "in the line of fire".

What I do? Lay the pan on the inside of the dishwasher door and spray away.

When I'm done, I just close the door and the next time I run the dishwasher, the film is washed right away. Easy greasing. Easy clean-up. Happy Mommy.
This post is linked to Kitchen Tip Tuesdays.


Ryann said...

Brilliant... I knew you had a bazillion tricks up your sleeve!

Anonymous said...

That's a great idea!

Anonymous said...

Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Bloggin' Mama said...

Awesome tip! I'm sure I'll be using it in the future.

Heather Benza said...

Excellent! My solution has just been to moan about the mess it makes--I beleive I'll try yours in the future. What's your granola bar recipe?