I love a good secret, don’t you? I’m very good at keeping my lips sealed and holding it in and never telling a soul. But not this secret. This is a good secret that I’m going to let you in on because it is a cooking time saver. A no-more-sticky-fingers-secret. Do you want in on it? Of course you do! I have the quickest tip ever.
How many times have you measured honey or molasses or corn syrup only to hold the measuring cup over the bowl for what seems like hours, just to make sure all of the ingredient pours out? I’m not alone, right? Every sticky ingredient clings, of course, and I have a great quick tip to show you how to measure sticky ingredients, and it doesn’t involve dirtying your hands.
I use honey on a daily basis, and I put it in salad dressings, marinades, smoothies and the occasional peanut butter and honey sandwich. To me, there’s nothing worse than having something sticky on my hands, so scraping the spoon to get out all of the honey with my finger isn’t an option. I do have a small rubber spatula that I could use, but why dirty up another utensil when all of your sticky problems will be solved with this tip.
The secret to measuring sticky ingredients is in the spray.
A non-stick spray, to be exact.
Simply spray a small amount of spray on the measuring cup or spoon before you measure the sticky ingredient, and when you pour it in a bowl, nothing sticks. The honey or molasses or syrup or whatever, pours right out.
No more using your finger to scrape out the remaining honey. No need for a small rubber spatula. Spray. Measure. Pour. Easy peasy.
I love this tip. Certainly makes measuring sticky ingredients a whole lot easier. And cleaner.