I just bought a Misto (one of those olive oil pump and spray cans) in the hopes that I can use it to easily grease my cake pans. Does anyone use a Misto (or something similar) for creating a cake pan release? If so, do you just use vegetable oil or do you add something else?
Thank you in advance! :)
The best pan grease = 1 part flour + 1 part veg oil + 1 part solid veg shortening. Whipped together and then painted on with a pastry brush. Keeps for months at room temp.
Thanks, Leah! I've seen this recipe but usually prefer sprays since I use flower nails in my larger cakes as well and didn't want to take the time to brush them too. I will definitely switch to this method though if no one has a good idea for the Misto. Thank you again for all of your great advice! You've helped me through so many things, I can't even tell you! haha
that leaves you with a two step process then mist and flour
inefficient and less safe than brushing
(besides double handling, inhaling the loose flour & airborne oil residue and messy cleanup)
leah's is the best idea i have ever come across in several years of baking
it's a much bigger deal to mist and flour than it is to swipe a rose nail with a greasy brush
and might i recommend using a silicone brush too
those older painter style pastry brushes are s.c.a.r.y to me
at least use a dedicated one if you use the older variety
i have a friend who lines her pans with waxed paper
and never even has to wash them
she is brilliant too
AI grease all my pans with leftover butter wrappers, then line in parchment. Easiest release ever.
maybe k & k
but i'm not sure you win for easiest
i paper the bottom and don't grease anything
unless it's one of those cool nordic pans like the castle or the train or the oreo cookie pan etc. i use the triple dollop goo method leah describes
and you'll be scrubbing the broken cake not to mention the finish off the pan before plain butter will release those cakes
you win for being green, re-cycling and best tasting though
you don't really have to keep it in the fridge. It will be fine for MONTHS on the shelf.
For cakes, I use butter (wiped on with a paper towel), followed by flour (around my house, we've kept a shaker of flour on hand since before I was born, not just for flouring cake pans, but for flouring meat and rolling out cookie dough.) In the case of the Bundt mold, that's in addition to the nonstick coating on the mold. For cookie sheets, I line with aluminum foil (and use the cookie sheet upside down, so a pre-loaded liner will just slide right on as soon as I've unloaded and removed the cookies that came out of the oven); for my Innsbruck Dream Bars, I line the pan with aluminum foil. And for my turkey loaf, I use a glass baking dish, well-lubricated with canola oil, and I keep the sides of the loaf well clear of the sides of the baking dish, then extract by scraping it off the bottom with two spatulas, going in from opposite ends.