I've used baking parchment for all of my baked goods (except cupcakes and muffins when I mix up my special pan release) since I was newly married. Nothing sticks to it, and it protects pans better than any non-stick coating. I'd been toying with the idea of getting a silicon baking mat when I discovered teflon super parchment. It's a better investment than either parchment or a baking mat. Like parchment, it can be cut or folded to any size pan, but like a baking mat it's washable and reusable. A 13 x 17 sheet costs under $5 and gives hundreds of uses, making it a great investment. Roll it into a thin tube to store -- it won't curl like regular parchment. Super parchment makes a great gift for a bridal shower or baking friend, too.
- Lining baking sheets for cookies and biscuits
- Lining baking pans for brownies and cakes
- Rolling out pie crust
- Kneading bread
- Lining an electric griddle for frying pancakes, grilled cheese, eggs, english muffins, etc.
- Fold it for use in an indoor electric grill (Foreman grill) or panini press. You'll still get the grill marks, but no messy cleanup.
- Placing under an artisan loaf or pizza so it slides easily onto the baking stone. It works far better than cornmeal and eliminates the need for a peel.
- Candy making - caramel, peanut brittle, etc.release cleanly and easily. If you're doing a lot of work with sugar, invest in a silicone baking mat since it doesn't slide.
- Roasting vegetables or meats. Parchment (super or regular) keeps breaded chicken and fish from becoming soggy.
- Cut a piece the same size and shape as the microwave turntable.
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