An easy way to measure shortening without making a huge mess while you're baking and cooking, because sometimes cleaning messy, sticky things can make baking not fun!
Easy Way to Measure Shortening
I love to bake and cook, but one thing I don't like to do while I'm cooking is deal with a messy sticky mess. Especially when I need to measure shortening for recipes like homemade pie crust or homemade biscuits. Even when I'm baking with peanut butter! The mess these ingredients leave behind can be challenging to clean!
Which is why I'm loving this tip I've been using lately on the easy way to measure shortening without the sticky mess! This tip works great when you have to measure peanut butter or honey too.
How to Measure Shortening without a Sticky Mess
Nothing is worse than trying to wash out peanut butter, honey or shortening from a measuring cup.
- Lay clear plastic wrap on top of the measuring cup and fill the measuring cup with either shortening, peanut butter, honey or whatever sticky ingredient the recipe you're using calls for.
- Then bring up the sides of the plastic wrap and gently remove the ingredients. They're neatly contained in the plastic wrap!
- Unwrap the sticky ingredients...shortening...into the bowl with the rest of the ingredients for your recipe.
- Your measuring cup is clean! You don't even need to wash it!
So the next time you need to measure something "sticky" just reach for the plastic wrap and see how easy this tip is.
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Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food says
Messy and sticky are my nemeses, and probably a big reason that I don't bake very much these days. Cleaning out sticky measuring cups is the WORST. Your plastic wrap hack is just BRILLIANT!
LOL, thank you!!!
Debra Hawkins says
I love this! I learned this tip in one of my first decorating classes. Makes everything so much easier!
Justin Knight says
This is nothing short of genius! Where have you been? Awesome!
Justin- Writing Pad Dad
Cheryl @ TFD says
Yes, I've actually done this and it really helps with the clean up!
Have a great week!
What a GREAT, great tip!
Super idea! I thought you were going to share the displaced water trick.
A very good tip! Thank you!
Cranberry Morning says
It is messy, but I would think that trying to get honey off plastic wrap would be even messier. How does that work?
Miss Debbie says
that's a great idea....'cause you are right, it is messy!!