SilpatmatsOMG! I could weep with joy. I thought owning Silpat mats would be okay (clearly, or I wouldn’t have registered for them), but they’ve exceeded my wildest baking dreams.
- Nothing sticks to them and you don’t use cooking spray or oil with them.
- They distribute heat evenly, so you don’t have burned bits or undercooked bits or inconsistent bits of any kind whatsoever!
I made the best, most evenly-cooked (read: top and bottom evenly-cooked) peanut butter cookies of my whole life on them. And then, for my final trick, I made bagel chips, which resulted in minor catastrophe** having nothing to do with the mats.
BAGEL CHIPS (half-gush, half recipe)
All I had to do was slice somewhat stale bagels in half width-wise, run the halves through a mandoline, and bake them at 350 for about ten minutes. I did not sprinkle or spray them with anything. This produced the freshest, tastiest bagel chips I have ever eaten.
**My thumb is still attached, and I can avoid throwing up if I focus on not thinking about what I did to it.