Curtis Stone's black silicone wafer bakers arrive individually packaged in masculine black card folders.
The month of June in Australia means it's time to hit the shopping centres for the Mid Year Sales!
The shopping savvy sprinted to the stores June 1st, but here I am dawdling behind with my with my first bargain. Well "bargain" is probably too strong a word, more of a "slight discount". Though these Curtis Stone Silicone Wafer Bakers are going to come in handy... that or there was a subliminal message in the Celebrity Apprentice to buy "Curtis Stone merchandise".
I ended up buying three wafer bakers: the heart, tear and star shapes. I took the star shape for a test drive by first baking parmesan and black pepper wafers (pictured above); the wafers baked quickly, evenly & easily slipped out of the non stick surface.
Non stick, dishwasher, microwave safe & oven safe to 260C (500F). Also available in round shapes, black 'Silicone Wafer Bakers'. The photo at the top of the page is a truer representation of the their colour.
Then on to the good stuff "chocolate"! First I cut chocolate stencil sheet stars to fit the wafer baker, then used an off set spatula to fill the wafer moulds with tempered milk chocolate & set aside to set. The chocolate and gold stars popped out straight out with the perfect finish (pictured top tucked into folder sleeve).
Here comes the best bit... super easy to clean! Wash in warm soapy water, rinse and shake dry. Can also be put in the dishwasher, but keep them away from sharp edges.
Use them for twill biscuits (cookies), chocolate, toffee/hot sugar work, sweet or savoury wafer biscuits (cookies), stack them high with creams and berries or go retro with brandy snap baskets.
Happy Baking :)