How to Unstick Stuck Pastry from Your Countertop

You’ve been there. A perfectly rolled pastry on your countertop waiting to be transferred to that beautiful strawberry pie you’re serving your guests for dessert. You smile and congratulate yourself on a job well done. The filling is just right. Not too sweet, not too tart. And the pastry? Perfection. You take one last look at your masterpiece and attempt to lift it from its perch when … uh oh. It refuses to budge.

At first, you don’t panic. You try a spatula. Then another spatula. Then another. You panic a little. You try begging. Pleading. Praying. Crying. Cursing. You convince yourself that pie filling without a crust is an acceptable dessert. You realize you’re kidding yourself. You look at the clock. You panic a lot. You curse again. You explain to the kids what what you really said was “Buck!” As in, you’ll give them a buck if they figure out how to free your perfect pastry from your countertop’s iron grip.

You pause. You remember this blog post. You breathe a sigh of relief. You know exactly how to unstick your stuck pastry.

Dental floss! Not the minty kind, of course. Just plain old dental floss. You slip a strand between your pastry and the counter and … hallelujah – it’s free.

You owe me a buck.

Fiona

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