So I’m sure you’re looking at that title “Tuesday’s Tip with The Kitchen Whisperer – Shower Caps in the Kitchen” and thinking WTH is she talking about? I know, it’s odd.. .shower caps belong in the bathroom, not in the kitchen and most certainly not on food. But I’m telling you guys, this is all I use when I want my dough to rise or when I’m going to serve food and want to keep dust or stuff out of it.
For me it all started when I was making a triple batch of my sweet dough and of course I put it in a bowl that was ginormous. I struggled and struggled with trying to cover it with plastic wrap and it just never stuck on the bowl. And further more it was impossible to have it leave some air space above the bowl to allow for it to rise. That’s when I discovered those plastic disposable shower caps they use in the salons.
OMG! Genius! So I started using them for that. Because they have an elastic band on them they clung to the bowl and left air space at the top. That’s when I decided to use one of them on my pizza dough bowl.
Seriously it was PERFECT! Because it snapped around the lip of the bowl and allowed for some air space it didn’t allow a dry crust to form on the dough. All I did was spritz it with some oil in case the dough stuck. When I’m ready to use the dough I either clean them (I usually re-use them a couple of times before throwing them away. But honestly, they are so inexpensive you could just pitch it after a single use.
Plus if you’re heading to a picnic or cookout, take a few of these and cover your foods with that to keep the bugs out.