A silicone baking mat can be used for baking and food preparation.I like to use them in a lot of different ways.You can use them for cookies, but there are many other uses for Silpat baking mat.
The baked goods cook at the same rate on the mat as they do on top.Silicone mats can be used 3000 times with proper care and cleaning.
There are many ways to use this type of baking mat.There are some creative tips for using Silpat baking mats.They might surprise you.
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The answer is just about anything.The kitchen mats can be used to cook, decorate, and even do double duty in making crafts.
Silicone baking mats can resist high heat.They don’t have many disadvantages.There is more information on the pros and cons of cooking with Silicone kitchen products in this article.
Silicone oven mat is the only kitchen product I use all the time.Most of you have probably heard of using oven mats to make cookies, but they can be used in many other ways as well.Silicone mats can do a lot of things.
Silicone mats have a fiberglass grid that does not retain heat the way metal pans do.
All the way through, your favorite oven baked goods cook evenly.Reusable baking mats help the environment by allowing us to waste less.
I use the smaller sized silicone mat to make my cocktail.It has small circles that I can use to make ghosts.
I like roasted veggies.It can make a mess out of roasting pans if you cook them in the oven.I fix this by placing a silicone baking mat on a normal baking sheet.
My silpat mat is larger than my pan, so it forms sides and covers the bottom.It’s easy to clean up with soap and water.I have a recipe for asparagus wrapped in bacon.It cooks really well on a baking mat.
It is easy to make your cakes look professional.Add melted dark or white chocolate icing to an icing bag.
If you want to make free form shapes or forms that look like trees, stars or whatever, place a baking mat on a cookie sheet.
The baking sheet should be placed in the fridge.Remove the shapes from the Silpat mat once the icing has cooled.
Add these decorations to the top of cakes and cupcakes for a professional decorative touch that will have your friends thinking you purchased the baked goods.
The easiest way to do this is to form the mat into a roll and then use chocolate to cover it.
If you want to decorate your baked goods, place the roll with the chocolate on it in the fridge and then remove the pieces in random chunks.
It could be done with a silicone mat like the one shown in the video.
Baking with a mat is more than just cookies.It’s possible to make pizza on one.You won’t have to clean up pizza pans.I like to make my own pizza.
I have never been a fan of store bought pizza and find most retail pizzas way too high in calories, so I make my own and slim it down by making various substitution.
Pizzas can be made on a baking mat.It is easy to clean up after a pizza because there is no pizza pan to wash.
Oven fries are a cinch to make, but deep frying in oil adds a ton of calories to potatoes.They are crisp up.You don’t need to add extra calories or oil to use the seasoning you like.
There is no need to stir the bottoms during cooking because they get evenly brown.
The part stays on the potato instead of being ripped off.They are easy to cook and low in calories.The oven mats are perfect for oven baked potatoes.
Are you looking for a recipe to try?I like these roasted potatoes with parmesan cheese.
I use a silicone mat to make bread without a pan.bread is made for a matI make mine into any loaf of bread that I want it to be.
Once the loaf is formed, I give it an extra dusting of flour, cut a few slices to make the top pretty and voila!The bread was perfect.
Every baker knows how messy a counter or cutting board can be when they are rolling out dough.Silicone baking mats are better.The come in many different sizes.It’s perfect for rolling dough.
Since nothing sticks to a Silpat mat, rolling and kneading dough is very easy.When you are done, there is no flour on the counter.Pick up the mat and wash it in soapy water.It was easy!
It is easy to transfer the prepared dough to a dish with the help of a silicone mat.
Some baking mats are better than others.Some have no markings at all, and some are imprinted with markings that make cooking easy.
Baking cookies are the most common reason to try a baking mat.I have a lot of different baking mats that I save for different purposes, but the markings on this mat give the right spacing for cookies every time.
It’s easy to place cookies on a mat like this, which is perfect for cooking with children.A neat grid marking pattern along the edges of mats is useful for measuring other types of baked goods.
There is a tip for how to use a Silpat mat.Put some cheese in a circle on the mat.It should be golden brown by the time you bake it.Remove with a silicone spatula and place over the top of a small glass and form into a cup while the cheese is still warm.
Allow to form a cup shape.You should add your filling.The cups are very thin.It’s possible to do that on a piece of foil in the oven.If you do, it won’t come off.
I like to line the pan I make fudge in for easy removal of the fudge, but sometimes aluminum foil leaves little bits when it is peeled off.Use a baking mat instead.Attach it to the inside of the pan with fudge ingredients.
Silpat mats are great for candy making because the ingredients don’t stick to them.There are more tips for making fudge here.
Cut the fruit into chunks or leave it whole and place the baking sheet in the freezer for a couple of hours.
Silicone mats are great for temperatures as low as -40 o, and you will have a lot of frozen fruit to use in smoothie or fruit popsicles later.The mat is all you need.
You can use fresh fruit in season to save money.I have a strawberry yogurt popsicle recipe.The kids will love them.
A Swiss Roll cake can be baked and rolled using a Silpat baking mat.The whole cake is rolled on a silicone mat after the cake mixture is baked on the pan.
The recipe for a watercolor cake roll from Liv for Cake shows how easy it is to make.
Anyone who has dipped candy pieces or strawberries in chocolate knows how messy it can be, and what a disaster your counter and wire rack looks like after the job is done.Instead of using a baking mat, use a silicone one.Clean up is easy because the chocolate won’t stick to the mat.
The chocolates should be dipped in melted chocolate and then put in the fridge and peel off.The same process is used for strawberries, but they need to be cleaned up later.You can see my tips here.
The even cooking that the mats provide is more important than the high heat of the baking mat.These mats will give you fluffy and crisp meringues, which are cooked at a very low temperature.
Egg whites can be baked at a low temperature.You have less chance of burning the bottoms if they are cooked on the bottom and sides.
Silicone mats can be used to cook fruit roll ups.The mixture will not stick like it does with foil or paper.
Once your fruit mixture has cooled, you can place it on wax paper or parchment paper to cut it into rolls.Life Currents has a strawberry fruit roll up recipe.
There are other projects that can be made on Silpat mats.You can make your own projects as well.If you want to make ornaments, place cookie cutters and fill them with candy.
There are messy crafts and do-it-yourself projects.Use large baking mats to protect your work surface.
Another idea is to lay out candy canes on a mat and then, while the mixture is still warm, wrap it around an upside down shot glass and form the soft peppermint into shape.
This idea can be used to make candy bowls and other crafts, too, by using normal bowls to drape the melted candy cane over to form the shape.
The clay is used to make jewelry.A baking mat can be used to form clay.
It is easy to transport small pieces to the oven with the help of Silpat mats.It allows it to cool quickly so you don’t have to worry about pot holders or oven mitts.
The pattern on mats can be used to create reverse stamped nail art.It’s easy to do the normal process and it looks great.
Questions about how to use a Silpat mat are easy to answer.These instructions are for general care.
Silicone kitchen products include baking mats, muffin and cupcake pans, utensils, and ice cube trays.There are lots of uses for Silicone extra large ice cube trays in my article.
The post originally appeared on my site in April of 2015.New ideas and photos have been added.There is a video for you to enjoy.
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I have a non-stick muffin top pan that sits flush on the oven rack.I like the non-stick properties of the pan so I want to keep using it.Can I put a mat under the muffin top pan to help lift it off the rack?
Hi Donna.I don’t know how metal on a mat that gets heated in the oven would affect it.
1.Can I use a thin sheet ofSilicon under the basket of the air fryer to catch all the leftover food?It could be used as a crumb tray in the oven.Will either be a fire risk?
2.The non-stick coating in air fryers can be harmful to the food.Can a lining made of Silicon reduce that?
I use them for roasting.After they dry and sit a while, they feel slimy, no matter how thorough I clean them using your suggested method.
I find the only way to get rid of most of that is to use a sponge, but in the past I was advised against using a brush.What do you think?
The main problem with using a brush is that it can break the fibers.It is hard to keep the mats clean.In my opinion, that is the only downside to them.
I usually add some oil.If some oil is added, the vegetables will taste better and not dry out as much.
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