REVIEW: Silpat Baking Mats
Silpat Baking Mats. I’d never heard of them until my a friend, Candy, a culinary student and blogger at Serendipity Mommy, recently told me – upon hearing my complaints of burned cookies and heavily-stained cookie sheets – how great they are for baking and working with chocolate.
Chocolate? Did she say chocolate? Oh, wow… I definitely had to try these Silpat baking mats after hearing that!
You see, being a culinary student definitely has its perks – Candy gets to make tasty food and try awesome kitchen items. So when she recommended the Silpat mats, I listened!
It was all I could think of until the weekend when I could finally get to the store to buy them. (One of the cons of working all week and being too exhausted to venture out to the stores after work. Har har!) And those that know me, know I can’t stand shopping and rarely get excited about buying anything. But this was different. Hello? Working with chocolate… baking… DUH!
As you can see from my pictures, I finally bought my Silpat mats! Yay! 🙂
Candy is right – Silpat mats are great for working with chocolate. My Chocolate Covered Cheerios turned out fantastic – smooth on the bottom and, best of all, lifted perfectly off the mat.
I’ve even used the mats for a few batches of cookies and truffles.
And they clean up so quickly and easily – wipe, rinse..
and pat with a towel, or just let them air dry. That’s it! 🙂
Silpat mats are awesome! Like Candy, I highly recommend them to all you bakers out there for the very reasons below:
- Non-stick surface – no cooking spray is needed!
- Bake up to 480*F
- FDA-approved and NSF® and Kosher certified
- Chef-approved (Candy said they use them in their classes!)
- Reusable up to two to three thousand times, depending on maintenance and care
I bought my mats at Macy’s (hence the Martha Stewart logo), but if I didn’t have ants in my pants at the time of purchase, I would have bought them through Amazon. Who doesn’t love Amazon, right?
Have a great day and Happy Chocolate (and baking) Trails… to YOU!!! 🙂