I have always found that rolling our bread dough to be tedious are hard. I must make sure that there is enough flour on the table so that the dough doesn't stick, and not too much as to add too much flour to the dough and make it tough. Now my husband has this down perfect, but I always have trouble. Confidentially, I always have him roll out the dough for pizzas, cinnamon rolls, and pastries because I just can't do it right.
Now I can! I was recently asked to review the Sili Bake Silicone Pastry Mat. I am so happy that I have it. Not only do I not have to worry about not having enough flour that the dough will stick to the table or having too much flour that I will end up toughening the dough. This simple silicone mat keeps the dough from sticking, and rolls it out beautifully! The pastry mat sticks to the table so it won't slip around while you roll.
What's so extra wonderful about the Sili Bake Pastry Mat is that on each side there are measurements - in inches and centimeters. I can easily measure the dough to the exact size I need for my pan. See how my pizza dough is just the right size. There are also circles in the middle for rolling out pie dough to a perfect roundness just the right size for your tin.
The measurements in both standard and metric for weight, liquid, and oven temperatures right on the mat makes it easier to use recipes from around the world without the worry trying to figure out the unit conversions myself.
Made of the highest quality of food grade silicone and fiberglass materials, this pastry mat is BPA free, has been FDA and LFGB certified. It is safe to clean in the dishwasher, but is easiest just to hand wash with a damp soft sponge, rinse, and then air dry. Never use a hard brush to clean the mat as you might damage the it. Also, the Sili Bake Silicone Pastry Mat is not a cutting board - never cut on the mat.
You can bake on the mat and is heat resistant up to 430 degrees or 220 Celsius. There are cookie rings so that you know how far apart to place the cookie dough so that they will never spread and you get one big cookie instead of 15 separate ones. I have yet to use this for cookies as the pastry mat as this mat is bigger than my sheet pans. This mat measures 14.9" X 23.3" or 38cm X 59cm. I am going to find a pan that will be big enough for the Sili Bake Pastry Mat.
Purchasing the Sili Bake Pastry Mat could not be simpler. CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS ON AMAZON! It sells for only $16.99. Free shipping with Amazon Prime or with orders over $35. Guarantee - If you are not happy for any reason with the Sili Bake Pastry Mat, Sili Bake will either replace it or give you your money back.
With many thanks to Sili Bake, one person is going to win one of the perfect pastry mats! This giveaway will ends on June 21, 2014, and is open to US residents only.
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