One of the easiest ways for me to make a mess in a hurry in my kitchen is to try to drizzle frosting, melted chocolate or try to “pipe” some sort of filling into something.
Thankfully, a few years ago, I learned the trick of scooping whatever the medium is into a plastic zip top bag. You then squish it down into one corner and snip the tip off. This creates a super fancy piping bag! It’s easy and almost mess free.
But, you see, I never could quite get the hang of filling the bag the way the pros do it. I’ve seen them fold the bag down over their non-dominant hand and then use a rubber spatula or spoon to scoop the mixture into the bag. Somehow, I just couldn’t manage this – it probably has something to do with my clumsiness.
I tried different ways of scooping, spooning, folding and finally came up with this:
That’s a juice glass (about half as tall as a regular dinner glass) and it works amazingly well!
Fold the bag down over the outside of the glass, then make sure a corner is centered in the bottom of the glass. This will be helpful when it’s time to squeeze the mixture down into the corner for piping. Then spoon the mixture into the bag.
Remove the air and then twist the bag down to the top of the mixture and then use as you would normally use a piping bag!
This has saved me many messes and wasted food!
This post is linked to Kitchen Tip Tuesday.