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How to Grease and Flour Baking Pans

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Step 2 - Grease the Pan
Step 2 - How to Grease and Flour Baking Pans - Greasing the Pan

Make sure and the grease completely covers the inside of the pan.

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It's always best to use good quality solid vegetable shortening when greasing your pans. In the past, I would just use a folded paper towel to apply the grease. Then I moved on to a brand new, never previously used, 2 inch wide paint brush. I used that brush specifically for greasing pans. My latest discovery are the silicone pastry brushes. Even though mine is a chef with a silicone brush head, it still works great.
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