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December 4th, 2006

Parchment Paper

I’d like to give a shout-out to a very helpful tool we’ve only just discovered recently: parchment paper.

You see, our baking sheets? They’re not the best anymore. They were non-stick when we got them about 4 or 5 years ago, but now they’re all-stick. Uneven, warping a little… just a mess. Plus someone left one in during a preheating cycle after not properly cleaning it. (Me.)

So yes, we’ll be getting new ones. Better ones. But in the interim, parchment paper has made things just dandy. We used them yesterday for some cookies and it was truly a sight to behold: even baking all around, perfect unburned bottoms, and non-stick EXTREME TO THE MAX!!! While it’s no substitute for new stuff, it makes the lean times between good quality cookie sheets feel a little less lean.

It’s a kitchen essential for sure. Good stuff.

Posted in Food and Beverage

Ryan December 4, 2006, 2:44 pm

Baking without parchment paper is like skateboarding without an ice cream cone!

Or something.

It’s become an essential tool around our house as well. It’s so nice to never have to worry about cookies sticking to the pan because you forgot to grease it up beforehand.

Monica December 4, 2006, 4:20 pm

those silicone mats are really nice too, for baking, for rolling out dough… gosh I’m getting hungry!

jk December 4, 2006, 5:29 pm

Don’t throw away your old cookie sheets–they are great to put houseplants on when you are going away and need to water them a bit.

Mr. Organic December 4, 2006, 8:39 pm

Wax paper burns. Use parchment paper.

EnjoiYourself December 6, 2006, 4:23 pm

Yes. Wax Paper tends to burn for me too. TGF Parchment Paper!

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