I am so excited as today my new silicone mat arrived.
I have not purchased one before due to the cost and me being tight, but my cake baking friends swear by them so when I found a massive slight second mat for a fiver I couldn’t resist!
I love making pastry but I don’t like clearing up the work surfaces after – flour everywhere. With a silicone mat you don’t much if any icing sugar for rolling fondant or flour for pastry. I usually lightly grease it with a bit of trex for added pliability or I dust it very very lightly. So the genius who invented this should get a baking medal.
You can even roll out your pastry on it, roll it up and pop it in the fridge to chill. Genius.
Plus I’m sure I will save a fortune in wasted flour and detergent.
For more silicone mould tutorials have a look at Sarah Janes’s silicone blog.