Mom Pressed An Iron Onto Foil To Create A Delicious Treat For The Family
Christina Caldwell 8/26/2016
It may come as no surprise that foil can be useful in the kitchen, but we didn't know it could be this useful. Go beyond simple storage with these brilliant foil hacks.
Stop Pie Crust From Burning
Everyone loves flaky crust, but very few people are fans of burnt crust. Luckily blogger A Real Life Housewife has an easy solution. Simply fold a piece of foil into fourths, then cut an arc in the middle.
For budding bakers, accumulating all of the essential cookware needed to make tasty goodies can be a daunting and expensive task. Food 52 has a great hack. By folding foil and angling it along a standard good sheet, you can have an on-the-cheap tart pan in a snap.
For dorm dwellers or frugal travelers, this is the perfect way to make a quick grilled sandwich without a stove. First, butter one side of two pieces of bread, pile on your sandwich's ingredients, then wrap it all in foil. Using a iron on the highest heat setting, press the sandwich for 5 to 6 minutes on each side. The result is a crispy, crunchy sandwich without heading to the cafe, courtesy of Grilled Cheese Social.
Keep lettuce crispy for up to a month with just foil, as Brooklyn Farm Girl recommends. Cover it twice with foil, making sure to seal any gaps. Your lettuce will keep far longer than in those little plastic grocery bags, so you can use it at your leisure.
You'll never have to deal with breaking up those hard brown sugar clumps again with this hack. Chica and Jo recommend keeping brown sugar in an airtight container, but they take it one step further. They folded a piece of foil until it's small enough to fit in the airtight container but large enough to cover the brown sugar. Then, they place a damp paper towel over all of it. The result is fresh brown sugar on demand.
Your intentions are good when you buy that large bunch of bananas at the grocery store, but after a few days they become brown, soggy and inedible. When your bananas are close to achieving ideal ripeness, place a piece of foil around the tip of the bunch like Rae's Mom. It will extend their life a couple days so you can get your banana fix before they go bad.
If cheesy remnants from your last burgers just won't go away, scrunch up a piece of foil and place it between tongs like The Daily Adventure. Aggressively rub the foil over the grill grates for a quick clean that rivals any grill brush.