I don't know what is wrong with me sometimes. I have known about pan grease, how to make it, how professional bakeries use it, how easy it is to use and how well it works. So why in the world did I come up with all these excuses to keep from doing it? You know, Pam is quicker, Pam is so easy, Pam is right there in the pantry, I don't have time to make the pan grease, it will take longer to use than Pam. What was wrong with me?
Sometimes I'm just so stupid. I HATE Pam. Always have. I hate the build-up on my pans that will never come off. Unless, of course you want to use steel wool on your pans. I don't, so my pans look horrible. Not to mention all the chemicals in Pam. Yoou know, aerosol, something to keep it in particulate form and Lord only knows what else. I have insisted that we start eating organic. I have a veggie tote delivered to the house from a local organic farmer. No pesticides, no hormones. But I use Pam because pan grease was going to be too much trouble to make.
Okay, that's all in the past. I can see all you old baking circle members smiling and shaking your heads. Yes, you told me 10 years ago. I did not listen at that time. I listened this time. Now it is my turn to tell the new ones. PAN GREASE IS THE BEST THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO BAKING/COOKING IN YOUR LIFE TIME!!!
Don't believe me? Mix 1 tablespoon Crisco, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and 1 tablespoon flour and use it to grease (with a silicone brush) a pan or two. You will thank me, like I am thanking all those bakers who have been hounding me for ten years. Just do it. Later you can mix up a bigger batch.
~Cindy (looking very shame-faced)