I have a quick kitchen tip that will hopefully help with your Christmas baking. Last year I wrote a post about cutting and packaging homemade fudge, but I learned a new trick to add to that information. I was cutting my fudge this year and it was cutting nicely except for the little that clings to the knife and gathers crumbs. As I cut down the row it was making the edges of my pieces look all bumpy and messy. I wiped my knife after each row and then I remembered that a plastic knife cuts brownies cleanly without the problem of the brownies sticking to the knife.
Above cut with a metal knife on the right and a plastic knife on the left.
I thought, if a plastic knife works so well for brownies, why not try it on fudge? I discovered that a plastic knife worked like a charm. As long as you are cutting the fudge at room temperature, using a plastic knife will cut fudge beautifully. I'm sure there are similar bars and candy that will cut better with a plastic knife, so why not give it a try? For more fudge cutting tips, check out this post. Do you have certain baked goods that you cut with a plastic knife? Does anyone know why a plastic knife works so much better than a regular knife for cutting these desserts? Is it only for chocolate desserts or does it work on other things as well?