Is it just me who doesn't quite have the patience for baking tin prep? Since being a kid, my heart would sink at the words "grease and line your tin". Ugh! Faff! This might surprise you because I'm quite the faffer sometimes!
It never seemed to matter whether I greased, floured, lined, or did all three followed by a witch's spell and tribal dance; I could guarantee you that a crucial piece of my bake would be stuck to the bottom for eternity!
So there must be a way to line a baking tin and get your entire bake at the end of it!
Fear not! There is! And it's so easy to make! Bake release is a simple recipe of three ingredients that you can store in a jar for months and, the best bit, not a crumb is left behind! Well, maybe some crumbs but not a third of the cake and your will to live. It's vegan friendly and can be gluten-free too!
You simply need equal measures of plain flour (or gluten-free plain flour), vegetable fat (I use Trex), and vegetable oil.
I used my trusty £8 hand mixer to mix the flour and the vegetable fat. I then added the oil and mixed it again until I had a smooth paste, and then I decanted it to a Kilner jar, but any secure jar will do. Store in a cool and dark space. It will last for three months in a cupboard and six months in the fridge.
When it's time to bake, coat your baking tin using a brush or some kitchen roll with the bake release spread. If you find the mixture has split when you next go to use it, don't worry, it just needs a quick stir - it's still perfectly safe to use.
I've had great results so far, so I felt it was the perfect thing to share for my first blog! I hope it works as well for you as it has for me!
Recipe for Bake Release
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
150 grams Plain Flour (or gluten-free)
150 grams Vegetable Fat
150 ml Vegetable Oil
Mix the flour and the vegetable fat to form breadcrumbs
Add the vegetable oil and mix using an electric hand mixer or a balloon whisk.
Decant to an airtight jar and store in a dark and cool place. It will last for three months in a cupboard and six months in the fridge.
I hope you have the same success as me with this nifty little trick. Of course, I can't promise it will work for everything, but I've had good results so far. Let me know!