cooking spray- friend or foe
I have never used a cooking spray- but am considering it for baking.
Any thoughts- any I should avoid?
it's great for non-stick, but not as an oil/butter substitute. just avoid the ones that are flavored for taste like "butter" flavor. I use it with all sorts of baked goods when I want it to not stick. I wouldn't use it instead of oil or butter in cooking because those things are adding flavor when you use them to cook.
Ugh!! Pam and the like taste disgusting! And don't even go near the "butter" flavored ones! My SIL uses them and I think they lend a nasty taste to almost any thing.
I just use a spritzer and make my own spray. I have one for neutral flavored oils for baking and one for olive oil that I use for everything! So easy to spray veggies before roasting or coating a non-stick pan for sautéing. I linked to an expensive one from William Sonoma but you can find cheaper versions at any big box retailer.