Knight in Shining Foil

Aluminum foil is a work horse when it comes to entertaining. Here are some special uses!

  • Keep rolls and breads warm
    Wrap your freshly baked goods in a napkin and place a layer of aluminum foil underneath. The foil will reflect the heat and keep your bread warm for quite some time.

  • Bake a perfect pie crust or turkey
    Covering the edges of homemade pies with aluminum foil prevents the crust from getting overdone and burning. Also covering the legs of a whole turkey prevents them getting cooked before the rest of the bird.
  • Create special-shaped cake pans
    By forming a shaped mold with a double layer of heavy-duty aluminum foil, you can make heart shaped cakes, tree cakes, etc.
  • Make a barbecue drip pan
    Make a disposable drip pan slightly larger than the meat on the grill out of a couple of layers of heavy-duty aluminum foil.

  • Soften up brown sugar
    Wrap a piece of hardened brown sugar in foil, bake it at 300F (150C) and it will become powdery again.
  • Make a pastry bag
    Form a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil into a tube and fill it with free-flowing frosting.
  • Clean your barbecue grill and pots
    Crumple up the foil and use it to easily scrub off the burned food.

  • Keep the oven clean
    Lay a sheet or two of aluminum foil over the rack below to catch drippings. Do not line the bottom of the oven with foil; it could cause a fire.
  • Make an impromptu platter
    Just cover a piece of cardboard with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
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