15 JANUARY 2021
You may or may not have gathered but we're pretty obsessed about all things edible - and a few more things too! As we regularly stumble upon some great finds, food or no, and we thought we'd share our favourites with you!

With Christmas around the corner, I received this De Buyer Silicone Baking Mat, which had been on my list for some time. I jumped at the occasion to try it last week, making a galette des rois, and can confirm that it is even better than I had anticipated.

The main reason I was after this baking mat was for its reusability. Made of silicone-coated fibreglass, the mat is highly heat resistant and durable. This means I can significantly reduce my use of disposable baking sheets. On top of that, it's really easy to clean, which makes for a nice added bonus. However, what I was not expecting was the fact that it visibly IMPROVED my bakes too!

As it is a little like a mesh, it helps distribute heat evenly and, to my delight, helped my pastry get super crisp underneath. And, frankly, who here isn’t after a delightful crips pastry bottom? Now I understand why it is so often used by professionals!

If you enjoy baking, this mat is specifically great for pastry of all sorts. I would not however use it for baking genoise or other sponges. Nonetheless, if you make pastry and biscuits often, I simply cannot recommend this silicone mat enough, both for its sustainability and effectiveness! 

Oh, and if you like the look of this Galette des Rois, you can find the recipe here. Happy baking!

How About You?

What have been your discoveries and these last few weeks? Let us know as we always enjoy hearing what you stumbled upon as we get to discover lots of new things!


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