Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Greased baking dishes

When preparing baked goods that use butter and require a greased dish, use the empty butter wrapper to grease your dish by placing wrapper butter-side-down in your dish and rubbing to coat!

Greasing a dish with a butter wrapper

An additional greasing-tip from my friend Abigail:

One other easy way to grease dishes - for those times when you don't have a butter wrapper handy - is to use a rubber spatula to spread a bit of cooking oil around the pan. Then use the same spatula to scrape out the bowl of batter as you pour it into the pan. You'll end up with a clean bowl, clean spatula (the oil keeps batter from clinging to it), and clean fingers (not greasy from trying to spread the oil around by hand).

Do note, though, that using oil (rather than butter or shortening) will leave a sticky build-up on your bakeware. See this post for tips about dealing with oil build-up!

To participate in Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Post a kitchen tip in your blog, with a link to this post. Then come here and add your name, tip subject, and URL to this post! Links must be family friendly, as always. If you don't have a blog but would still like to share a tip, just leave a comment here with your tip! Everyone's ideas are appreciated. :) Note: Please link to your individual post, not your blog's main/front page! Thanks for participating! :)

Kitchen Tip Tuesdays Participants
1. Womanly Pursuits (baked goods for freezing, whole grain recipe options)
2. Denaye (Recipe Margin Notes)
3. Our Red House (Easy Vacuum Flask Yogurt)
4. Mandy @ Biblical Homemaking (~peeling hot potatoes~)
5. cdmom(grocery bag tip)
6. Erika (Pizza Bagels)
7. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (a favorite kitchen tool)
8. Willa (keeping kitchen warm)
9. Mrs. Brigham (Easy Clean Up Sautéing)
10. Sharon (Question about Zesters)
11. Jamie (More Sneaky Food)
12. Feminine Pursuits (Plea for help, freezer meals)
13. Karen (smooth deviled egg filling)
14. Kirstin: garbage bowl
15. Kim (Freezer/Pantry Inventory)
16. Jasmine31(Great baking tip)
17. Sonshine(bulk pantry storage)
18. Babychaser (Serving Tuna to your Toddlers)
19. The Nourishing Gourmet-blueberry muffins made with coconut flour
20. Passionate Homemaking (nutritious desserts)
21. Tanya (another oiling tip)
22. Rachael (baking--2 for 1)
23. Mrs Pear (Freezer Scones)
24. Amy G (Cleaning under fridge)
25. Michigan Momma (celery)
26. Mrs. S (using coconut oil in smoothies)
27. Erica (preserving citrus)

 

Comments

Thanks, Tammy! These are great tips!

I am very excited to being linking my new blog for the first time. I will get better at it as I learn more, but I sure do love your website and tips! Thanks for this opportunity!

I was pleasantly surprises when I came to add my blog link and saw you were also talking about the same thing! Neat! :) ~Tanya

Hi Tammy, I have enjoyed your site and recipes for over a year now. Thanks for all your hard work. ~ Rachael

That is a great tip! For shortening I use a piece of paper towel that I keep in the shortening can. When I need to grease a pan I just get a little shortening on the paper towel and then rub it on the sides and bottom of the pan.

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