Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Quick Tip: Make your own cooking spray

Today I thought I'd share a great tip that really helps make cooking dairy/soy free easier - especially baking.

As many of you probably already know, cooking sprays, such as PAM, contain soy lecithin, so they're off limits. This is a real bummer, since most baking recipes call for cooking sprays to grease the pans.

Well, no problem! Simply invest in an inexpensive oil sprayer, like the Misto, and fill it with canola oil, and you're good to go. These sprayers aren't great, but you can get one for under $10, so who cares if they break or don't work perfectly. Other than having to pump mine repeatedly to coat a large area, I've been happy with mine. So happy baking!

5 comments:

  1. I found your blog a couple months back, and although not happy for you, I'm glad to see you're back on. Looking forward to more posts and good luck with the latest little one

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  2. Back on track! :) The spray idea sounds awesome, we need something like this around the kitchen. Thanks!

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  3. Thanks, Emzwee and Jimmy! Used my sprayer today. Love that thing. Amy, glad you already discovered this trick - makes life so much easier.

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  4. I was really excited to find a cooking spray without any soy in it the other day! Manischewitz 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cooking Spray. I found it at a kosher supermarket. (I'm pretty sure Kosher-for-Passover foods are always soy free and often dairy free as well.)

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