No Cheesecloth for Cheesecloth Bag

When the recipe calls for tying up seasoning in cheesecloth bags and you don't have cheesecloth, use coffee filters and stitch them together or fold in a pkg. and staple shut. (Example: pickling spice in cooked chile sauce) Works great!

Ann P. Emond

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April 3, 20050 found this helpful

Great advice, it was very useful to me.

Thanks !!!

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April 24, 20050 found this helpful

You can also use a tea ball. I used one before and it work fine

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June 25, 20050 found this helpful

You can cut a 6" x 6" square from a clean but old t-shirt and bind the ends with a rubber band to make it look like a little ghost and discard after use. Since I'm out of old t-shirts, clean ones at least, I'll try the coffee filter for my rhubarb syrup. Spanks for the tip. Out!

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February 16, 20070 found this helpful

Thanks for the advice, Im getting ready to make some hot pickled eggs an I forgot the cheesecloth, now I can make my eggs and not have to go back to the store.

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