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Crisco and Flour vs. Non-stick cooking spray

post #1 of 28
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I always use crisco and flour to prep my pans, but I was curious if anyone had much luck with just using a spray such as Pam for baking or some other non-stick spray.

Thanks!
post #2 of 28
I've used both the crisco-flour and Crisco cake release, which is basically the same as the Pam. I found that they both work well but its easier to just spay and bake.

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post #3 of 28
I grease-only-no-flour. Haven't floured pans in over 30 years. I won't ever use a spray again. Ever. My cakes end up with a SpongeBob texture on the sides and are "crunchy" on the sides, too. The spray works well for others, but that's been my experience with it.
post #4 of 28
Even when I liberally sprayed with PAM, the cakes still stuck on the bottom (right in the middle) which made it super annoying to frost/cut. I will never use that garbage again.

I go with butter and flour.
post #5 of 28
I use the Wilton spray-with-flour, but I also use parchment paper. I spray the bottom, put the parchment in, and spray it and the sides. I have the most beautiful releases ever now.
post #6 of 28
I spray my pans with generic vegetable spray, the same as I use to cook with, and then line the bottom with parchment paper. Works wonderful for me. I used to use flour but I don't like how crunchy it made the sides and bottom.
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post #7 of 28
I don't like the way spray gets all over the surfaces on the kitchen. It is hard enough to keep it clean with all the flour and sugar dispersed in the air icon_smile.gif
post #8 of 28
Pam works great with my chocolate cake. With the others, I use a mixture of equal amounts of oil, flour and shortening.
post #9 of 28
When I started getting crunchy edges with the spray ons, I went to shortening and flour (I always use parchment on the bottom)--and hated the mess. Then, I discovered Wilton's "paint on" cake release (it was on sale at Sur La Table, half price) and I'm a convert.

I paint it on the sides with a paper towel, swipe the bottom with the towel and then add the parchment. It doesn't spray all over & a bottle goes a long way

For me, the results are the best ever.

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post #10 of 28
I grease and flour. Haven't had the guts to try spraying icon_razz.gif
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post #11 of 28
NO SPRAYS! They do not work for me. My stuff still sticks. With the following recipe you will NEVER use those non-stick sprays again.. I promise you this:

1 cup oil
1 cup shortening
1 cup flour

blend it all together and keep it in a tupperware bowl with lid. Does not have to be refrigerated. You can use this
to grease anything that you would use Pam for. Your cakes will seem to JUMP out of the pan. And this will not effect any of your recipes.
post #12 of 28
I use homemade cake release as well. When I started I used the Wilton cake release as recommended by my instructor but couldn't find it one night so I did a quick search on line and found out how to make my own. As others have mentioned it's equal parts flour/shortening/oil mixed well together. It keeps for quite a while too. I think someone's even posted it in the recipe section now.
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post #13 of 28
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Originally Posted by varika

I use the Wilton spray-with-flour, but I also use parchment paper. I spray the bottom, put the parchment in, and spray it and the sides. I have the most beautiful releases ever now.



Why spray when you use parchment? Especially, why spray before the parchment? At the bakery I work at it's parchment only for everything. Seems to work fine to me, but I've never tried spraying the parchment... icon_confused.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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post #14 of 28
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Originally Posted by soygurl

Quote:
Originally Posted by varika

I use the Wilton spray-with-flour, but I also use parchment paper. I spray the bottom, put the parchment in, and spray it and the sides. I have the most beautiful releases ever now.



Why spray when you use parchment? Especially, why spray before the parchment? At the bakery I work at it's parchment only for everything. Seems to work fine to me, but I've never tried spraying the parchment... icon_confused.gificon_rolleyes.gif



It's a trick I learned from Food Network. The spray before helps the parchment to stick to the bottom of the pan and not move around when I pour the batter in, and spray after helps the parchment release from the cake better, as well as helping the cake release from the sides of the pan easier. I never even have to run a knife around the outside of the cake, unless I've let it sit overnight in the pan.

I tried it with just parchment once, and it came out of the pan nicely, but then when I pulled the parchment away from the cake, a huge hunk of cake came with it from the bottom of my cake, so ever since, I use the spray too. It does seem to work just as well with pan grease, too.
post #15 of 28
Huh. Maybe I'll try that sometime. icon_cool.gif
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