Parchment paper

parchment paper

Use it instead of aluminum foil.

Aluminum foil is taxing on the environment and it may be linked to health problems, including Alzheimer's disease. Instead, try using parchment paper — also called baking paper or baking parchment — which is moisture-resistant and grease-resistant and makes cleaning up easy.

PCC carries non-bleached parchment paper. Use it to:

  • Line baking pans: You don't need to grease baking pans if you line them with parchment paper. Line a baking sheet with it when making cookies, or cut a piece that will fit the bottom of the pan when making cakes or other baked goods. The parchment paper will easily peel off the bottom of the baked cake once you remove it from the pan.
  • Cook en papillote: Parchment also can be used to bake foods en papillote, a cooking method in which foods and seasonings are cooked together inside an envelope made with the parchment. This method not only cuts down on the mess, but also keeps the foods moist during cooking.
  • Cover casseroles: Instead of aluminum foil, use parchment to cover casseroles and other dishes before baking them.

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