Whether baking tray, cake ring, silicone mold or waffle iron: Spray fat is versatile and - in contrast to vegan butter or oil - practically dosed. With the integrated spray head, a commercially available baking release spray should be able to evenly moisten hard-to-reach areas such as recesses and depressions or even corners and edges with a thin film of grease. This not only saves hobby bakers time, but also calories. What else you should consider when using it is explained below.
As mentioned at the beginning, a baking release spray is vegan and contains plant-based ingredients, mostly rapeseed or coconut oil, which should not affect the taste. It is suitable for greasing all types of baking tins made of aluminium, stainless steel, glass, cast iron, porcelain or silicone. So also waffle irons, sandwich makers and hot air fryers. That is one reason why the spray grease can be used for roasting and grilling: According to the manufacturer, it sticks just as well to trays, pans and grills. To be on the safe side, however, you should always study the instructions on the respective packaging.
When used correctly, a baking release spray should require up to 80 percent less fat to grease all surfaces. This makes it significantly more productive than ordinary butter - and lower in calories. However, before you really get started, here are the most important steps to take:
Although baking release spray was primarily developed to revolutionize spraying and greasing, it still has a positive side effect: If you use fondant, you can use the spray grease to improve adhesion and counteract air bubbles. To do this, spray a wafer-thin film of fat over your pastry and then place the solid sugar mass over it as usual. And don't worry: the baking release spray does not change the structure of the fondant because it contains a small amount of liquid. Spray water would not be a good alternative here.
What you should know before using: There are baking release sprays for private and commercial use. In the catering trade, the spray grease is also used to grease - for example sheet metal. However, these cans may contain food additives (such as propane, isobutane, or butane) that are highly flammable. This creates a risk of explosion and burns. Especially if the spray comes into contact with an open fire or glowing coals. For this reason, you should always pay attention to the safety instructions of the manufacturer when buying.
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