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Non Messy Way To Pour Pancake Batter

Posted by Smurfette On March - 5 - 2009

I like making pancake for my family. It is easy, fast and yummy. However, I don’t like that I always spill some batter on the stove or on the counter top or sometimes it drips on the side of my mixing bowl. After I am done making the pancakes all the spilled batter usually gets hard and stuck, making it hard for me to clean up. Does it happen to you too?

I found this great tip from Real Simple, using empty ketchup bottle as your batter container. What a brilliant idea? I usually recycle my ketchup bottles but now I will save one. Especially the ketchup bottle that I got from Costco, because it is big and can hold more batter. I can’t wait to finish my ketchup 😛

Ketchup Bottle as Pancake Batter Dispenser
A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.
Original purpose: Flavoring Mom’s meat loaf.
Aha! use: Portioning pancake batter with precision―and without the usual mess of transferring batter from the bowl. Squeeze out baby-size or plate-size rounds, or add Mickey Mouse ears to a batch of silver dollars.
Reward: Restaurant-worthy flapjacks.

Source: RealSimple.com


Cook healthier, without using Teflon or non-stick pans

Posted by editor On August - 8 - 2008

After doing some research on Teflon non-stick cooking pans and equipments, I have decided to change to Cast Iron cooking pans.

Why spend so much money on “Copper” or “Three-ply” cooking equipment that is heavily advertised with professional chefs, as those pans use “aluminum” and “copper” which may not be good for human?

Instead just get a plain “cast iron” pan without the enamel, paints, or any other additions – I got mine for $30.00 .


Why Cast Iron pans?

  • Teflon-coated aluminum contains perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a synthetic chemical used in its production, creating its soap-like slipperiness and non-stick finish. PFOA has become very controversial because of health dangers linked to it.
  • In a laboratory and anecdotal experiences, vapor from Teflon-pan exposed to high heat produces vapor that kill birds instantly in vicinity.
  • Aluminium cooking pans are also not recommended, because of the link between aluminium and Alzheimer’s desease. Aluminum is a strongly suspected causal factor in Alzheimer’s disease (AD)

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