Amazing high-tech bake ware reached this area a few days ago. It was here in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, in a place about as remote as you can find in the U.S.
At a luncheon, hosted by Leesa and Martha, the menu showcased baked vegetables (guava beans, peppers, cabbage, sweet peas) harvested from Deseries garden; Chilies Rellenos, because as Leesa said, ‘The Ladies had given a lot of eggs’; Quick lasagna, Parmesan walnut shells for the green salads, and a cake of golden and glistening glory to be unbelievable, and, of course, brownies, because you really shouldn’t have a summer lunch without them.
Two of their recipes were baked in or upon Demarle silicone/glass “Flexipan” molds. Anna, the demonstrator, a new bride of one year who is learning to cook, said, “Don’t let it touch an oven’s interior, use it under a broiler for more than a couple of minutes, or cut it with a knife.
“A college student lives on fish and potato slices baked on a Silpat lining and baking sheet given to him by his mother. Cleanup is so easy that he dumps the silpat sheet in the sink and rises it off the next day to use again.”
My fully-stocked kitchen with introduction of a square “RoulPat” will let pie dough roll out without use of flour and there will be no more sticky mess to clean up, or, I can bake fish in a glass 9 X 12 dishes on top the Silpat lining without using cooking spray
With one of the new flexible molds (can be crunched up without cleaning and taken away in my purse after a potluck), it will be safe to take jello. It will fall out without braking or falling apart onto a serving dish. Other casserole dishes should turn out firmer, moister and lovelier, too.
These unique items were created by a French chef who wanted less mess and healthier bake ware. Along with the now-popular macaroon cookies, it may be the newest “hot” cooking craze this summer.
Perhaps the 128 recipes in Story Cookbook will not only be quicker and easier to make but turn out food even more tasty.
The silapat lining will defeat Hugenot Torte, the simple apple desert which usually tries to overrun the pan onto the oven, and Voila, no Mess.
In another blog, I really must share the recipes for Chilies Rellenos and Roasted Vegetables. Really yummy.