Join me in my kitchen as we mix up a batch of affordable, effective homemade spray baste!
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3 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
3 heaping tablespoons flour
1 cup rubbing alcohol (or vodka)
clean spray bottle (I bought one for about $3 in the cleaning section at target; a well rinsed Best Press bottle would probably work, too)
Combine 2 cups water and 1 tsp salt in a pot and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, combine 1 cup water and 3 heaping tablespoons flour in a jar or well sealed tupperware, and shake to mix. When the water and salt boils, turn down to a gentle boil and add flour and water. Cook on medium-ish until the mixture thickens like gravy (stir it so it doesn't stick!). Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature (I poured mine out of the pot and into a pyrex mixing bowl with a spout, so it would be ready to pour into the spray bottle. When the mixture is cool, pour it into the spray bottle and add 1 cup rubbing alcohol. Shake well to mix.
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