This is a sponsored post on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray. All opinions are my own.
As the leaves change and the weather cools down, our family likes to spend more time in the kitchen. It’s where we come together to recreate memories from my childhood and make new baking traditions with the kids. I’ve always enjoyed baking; it’s relaxing and nostalgic of my childhood in the kitchen with my mother and grandma. I guess I shouldn’t use the word “relaxing” when it comes to baking with children but among the mess and sticky fingers, we find ourselves taking a step back from our fast-paced lives to do something we can all enjoy. Over the years I’ve learned a lot about baking, whether it’s the temperature of an ingredient or the exact measurement, I know that things can easily go wrong if you’re not prepared. I’ve been picking up little tips and tricks from my mom for years and learning my own along the way. With baking season in full force I’d like to share with you some baking tips for using PAM Cooking spray.
PAM Cooking Spray has always been an essential part of our kitchen. We use it to coat our baking pans for easy removal and cleanup, but there are a few other ways to use it that make our time in the kitchen easier. Here are some of my favorite tips:
Spray the inside of your cookie scoop to prevent the dough from sticking. This trick comes in handy when I’m working with a dough recipe that tends to be sticky and difficult to shape into small ball forms. With the cooking spray coating the scoop I can easily scoop and drop the dough onto the baking sheet.
You can also spray the inside of a cookie cutter to prevent sugar cookie dough from sticking. I like to use the PAM Baking spray for this. It’s made with flour to help release your recipe from the pan, but also works well on cookie cutters.
Here’s one I learned from the PAM website – spray your food processor blades! I don’t know why I never thought of this but it’s a genius idea. I recently crumbled peanut butter candy to use as a topping and this tip helped keep the peanut butter from sticking. This is also helpful if you’re trying to finely ground candy with caramel and nuts inside.
Use PAM on your rolling pin instead of flour. This is another great idea that I wish I would’ve known sooner. You can use the baking spray with flour to easily roll your dough without it sticking to the rolling pin.
When making caramels, lightly spray PAM on your knife to prevent the caramels from sticking when you’re cutting into small squares. This makes getting perfectly cut caramels a breeze.
Another tip I learned from the PAM website is to spray clear plastic wrap before covering cupcakes. The spray will help prevent the cupcake frosting from sticking to the wrap.
Last, but not least, spray your muffin tins. I think this is a given, but it’s especially important when making small cookie cups. One of our favorite desserts is to bake chocolate chip cookie dough in tiny muffin tips to create cookie cups. Once it’s finished baking we press a piece of candy inside, let it cool, then top with ice cream. It’s our own version of a mini pizookie in the shape of a cup.
What are some of your favorite baking tips? Do you have any PAM Cooking Spray hacks to share?