If you love to bake, you’re likely well-acquainted with the pain of measuring sticky ingredients, like honey or maple syrup. With sticky globs left in your measuring tools, it can be difficult to know if you’ve gotten the amount correct, but there’s a trick for this.
TikTok content creator, @stoveandgarden’s, series of clever and actually useful cooking hacks he learned while working at restaurants has gone viral. In his latest collection of simple tips, he shared how to prevent sticky ingredients, like honey, agave, and maple syrup, from sticking to measuring tools.
In the video, he places a small bit of oil on his fingers, and then applies it to the inside of a tablespoon. When honey is added on top, it glides out easily, ensuring that your recipe is getting the accurate measurement without leaving anything behind.
Keep in mind, though, you’ll want to use an oil that has little-to-no flavor, like canola. Avoid options like olive oil, which could alter the taste.