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Old 01-13-2009, 07:51 AM   #1
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How to get a clean cut

I love to make bite size desserts but I always end up with rough edges that makes them ugly

I tried different knifes, nothing worked



please help

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Old 01-13-2009, 08:09 AM   #2
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What kind of desserts? Some you can just refrigerate so they solidify somewhat then cut. Others need a pastry knife or a bread knife with a sharp serrated edge.
More info please!
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:57 AM   #3
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lol I don't know, everything I bake

lemon bars
brownies
pound cake
any cake
cheesecake bars
Shortbread Bars
Rice krispies
opera cake

yup everything hehe
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:01 PM   #4
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You could try putting a little neutral flavor oil on your knife. Also if the recipe calls for greasing the pan, then make sure you don't skip that step...
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:22 PM   #5
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Sometimes just a little water on the knife will help. If the product is cold like cheesecake, warm the knife in some water first.
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:37 PM   #6
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Wipe the knife clean between every cut.
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:13 PM   #7
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thanks guys
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:43 PM   #8
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Some things like lemon bars and cheesecake can be cut using a length of dental floss
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For sushi, I keep a clean damp folded towel next to my board. After each clice, I wipe the knife off both sides.

That may work for your desserts too.
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Some things like lemon bars and cheesecake can be cut using a length of dental floss
Just make sure to use two hands
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