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    • Homemade Pan Release {Baking Spray}

      filed under: Cakes on August 7, 2015

      Quite a few months ago I had a post on my facebook page about running out of Bakers Spray.  Lots of smart and seasoned bakers chimed in, and almost half of them suggested this weird thing called GOOP or Homemade Pan Release. I use this on all my bundt cakes, such as my award-winning Cream Cheese Pound Cake and Chocolate Pound Cake.

      "Goop" ~ Homemade Pan Release. Cheap, Easy and Effective! You must try this recipe!

      What is Homemade Pan Release?

      Or GOOP as grandmas call it. It’s cheap.  It’s easy.  It works. The recipe is beyond simple. Take equal parts of:

      • flour
      • vegetable oil
      • shortening

      Blend them together. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 6 months. Thats it!

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      "Goop" ~ Homemade Pan Release. Cheap, Easy and Effective! You must try this recipe!

      How to Use Homemade Pan Release

      To use your ‘goop’, simply grab a pastry brush and spread a generous amount around your cake pan.  I re-loaded my brush about 3-4 times for one 8 in cake pan.  One thing that I am conscious of is the sides, I do not go all the way up the sides.  Try to only put the goop up as high as the batter would be. (about an inch)

      If I use it all the way up the sides it tends to coat the cake around the edges as it bakes.  Not a problem per say, just a preference on my part. 🙂

      "Goop" ~ Homemade Pan Release. Cheap, Easy and Effective! You must try this recipe!

      Tips for Using Homemade Pan Release

      I whisk my ingredients by hand, but you can certainly use a mixer.  If you use a mixer the ingredients will still be creamy but will be slightly fluffier right away.

      For the most part, I do not allow the cakes to cool to room temperature in the pan, I try to remove them from oven and then invert them to a cooling rack.  In my experience, when the cakes were allowed to completely cool to room temperature in the pan they did not release as well.

      Be generous with the goop.

      Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.  When I left mine on the counter for an extended period of time it seemed to separate faster.  If you find the mixture separated at all, simply re-mix.

      You can easily halve or even quarter this recipe.  I used the above recipe in about 5 months.  (I bake a lot.)

      5 from 2 votes
      Homemade Pan Release {Baking Spray}

      A baker's best friend!

      Course: Dessert
      Cuisine: American
      Keyword: Homemade Pan Release
      Author: Amanda
      Ingredients
      • 1 cup flour
      • 1 cup shortening
      • 1 cup oil,
      Instructions
      1. Place all ingredients in medium bowl and whisk well by hand. The mixture will be smooth and creamy.
      2. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.
      3. When ready to use:
      4. Dip a pastry brush into the mixture and spread over bottom and sides of cake pan.

      "Goop" ~ Homemade Pan Release. Cheap, Easy and Effective! You must try this recipe!

      I have used this with success on all types of cake batter, thick and thin.  However, some people suggest using more ‘goop’ with chocolate cakes and runny batter.

      "Goop" ~ Homemade Pan Release. Cheap, Easy and Effective! You must try this recipe!

      This is one of my most requested “recipes” because it truly works. Once you try it you will be hooked!

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      Comments

    • Wonder if you could use this making pancakes??

    • I am seeing many many times people asking how long it will last in the refrig? I am asking the same question please. Thank you

    • How long does this keep for?

        The lifetime of the ingredients or about 3 months refrigerated.

    • Is this fine to use for baking cookies etc. Or just cakes i know my husband doesnt care much for the cooking spray that has flour it it. Can you use less flour. ? Thx

    • I make pecan tassies in miniature teflon cupcake tins. I spray them heavily with Pam, but sometimes,they get stuck in the pan. Do you think I can use this homemade pan release for these?

      Thank you

    • Thanks & it’s very useful…

    • Just made a batch in my stand mixer. Started with the paddle to get the ingredients mixed, but moved to the wisk to make it smooth. Looking forward to using it. I’m not a big fan of preservatives, this may be what I’m looking for!

    • Can I use butter not shortening? I like to keep it natural as reasonably possible. Not sure the properties in butter are suitable for “goop” lol

    • Will “goop” work when making dinner casseroles(potatoes, pasta or meat dishes)?

    • I bake weekly for the local food pantry. Cakes are in the oven now using the “goop” recipe. Can’t wait to see how it works. Will save time and won’t have to worry about sticking when serving!

    • i had always hoped someone would make a gluten free baking spray. now i don’t have to hope any longer. this stuff is fabulous! why had no one ever let me know about this stuff before.

        Cheryl, ummm…flour is loaded with gluten!

          Maybe they are using some gluten free flour as there are many lol.

    • Goop
      I have been using this for over 20 years..never failed me… I use it for cakes and breads not cookies… I use silpat for cookies… Love goop and I have left mine in fridge for up to a year with no problem…
      Candy S.

    • Any particular flour? Also, what would suggest if someone is making something gluten free?

    • Thanks so much I truly needed this recipe. Hope it does the trick. I get so angry when i mess up a bundt cake!!!

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