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favor-“ette”: no-slip

There are times in baking and cooking when you have to whisk with one hand while pouring ingredients with the other. If you’ve ever tried this you know that it’s almost impossible to do without the bowl skipping or wobbling across your countertop.

Same with rolling out dough – it’s so annoying to deal with a board that keeps moving around as I’m trying to roll out some sugar cookies.

My next set of bowls will definitely be this. But till then, this is how I keep my bowls (and boards) in line:

tea towel, no slip bowl, no slip cutting board

A damp dish towel is a beautiful thing.

tea towel, no slip bowl, no slip cutting board

Dampen a dish towel and wring out the excess water. Starting at one corner, roll up the towel and form a ring that’s slightly larger than the base of your bowl.

tea towel, no slip bowl, no slip cutting board

Nestle your bowl inside, adjusting the towel if necessary for a snug fit.

tea towel, no slip bowl, no slip cutting board

No more wobbles, slips or spills!

To stabilize a cutting board simply lay it on top of your flat damp towel – no rolling required.

tea towel, no slip bowl, no slip cutting board

I like to leave the excess towel on the side nearest me, to clean my hands as I work.

tea towel, no slip bowl, no slip cutting board

So simple, yet makes such a difference.

Do you use tea towels or linen towels? What are some of your favorite uses?

 

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