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.