Saturday, May 13, 2017

Question for Mom

What is a silicone baking mat, and how would I use one?  Howard M.

Imagine being able to bake cookies and bagels or roast vegetables and meat without having to grease the pan or scrape off encrusted pieces of food.  Just lay the mat onto a bare baking sheet as you would foil or parchment paper.  Do NOT grease the mat.  Then place whatever you want to bake on top of it--even if it's frozen--it and put it in the oven to bake.

A silicone baking mat saves endless cleanup because nothing sticks to it.  After use, just wipe it with a damp cloth, rinse in clear water and air dry.  With proper care, it will last for years.

To keep this baking mat in good working order:

Don't use it under the broiling unit or on an outdoor grill,
Don't lay it directly on an oven rack.
Don't cut it.  These mats come in several sizes.  Buy the size that best suits your needs.
Store flat or rolled in a tube.

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