- Floss can be used to tie up poultry legs or stuffed pork roast.
- It does a fine job cutting yeast dough (as in cinnamon rolls). Just ease it under the dough, cross over the top of the dough, and pull in opposite directions.
- You can use a similar technique to cut cakes into even layers. Position the floss right where you want it around the edge, cross, and pull through.
- I was making hot spiced cider last week and wanted to keep the spices all together. Not one to keep chesecloth on hand, I fashioned a bag out of a coffee filter and dental floss. It worked very well and was easy to fish out after steeping.
There you have it--a new tool to try. Just make sure it's UN-waxed!
UPDATE: I'm having difficulty finding unwaxed floss. I'll have to settle for unflavored floss for cold applications (cutting dough and cake layers); I still prefer unwaxed for other jobs (in the oven, hot cider).