Alton Brown - Kustom Kitchen Lube

"No, it's not for squeaky door hinges. Keep a batch in your pantry to *coat baking pans* and prevent baked goods from sticking. It's so much faster and more convenient than the greasing and flouring business. I use a paper towel to smear it on liberally and haven't had a cake or muffin stick yet. That Alton is one smart man!"
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  • Toss both ingredients in a stand mixer and take them for a ride on low speed until the shortening sucks up the flour.
  • Then hike up the speed to medium to aerate it a bit - just 30 seconds or so.
  • Store in the pantry in a resealable container and use to lube any type of baking pan by brushing on or smearing around with a clean paper towel.

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  1. Boomette
    I made it with Tenderflake (that's what I had) and all purpose flour. I put it in a pyrex square pan to bake a cake and the cake didn't stick to the pan. Thanks SusieQusie :) Made for bargain basement tag game
  2. Jezski
    Alton Brown is my hero too. But try Kittencal's pan release #78579. It REALLY works, even in fancy fluted pans. I've never had anything stick with that!...Janet
  3. WI Cheesehead
    I tagged this in Please Review bcz I love Alton Brown. I tried this with Spectrum's Organic Shortening and whole wheat flour. Not sure if using the whole wheat changed it, but I didn't see a big difference between that and just spraying with cooking spray. I made muffins and one actually stuck. Would love to see someone else review it who used all-purpose flour.


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