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Hey...what can I use in place of parchment paper?

Last post Aug 11, 2006 5:28 PM by CardinalPuff . 13 replies.


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  • Hey...what can I use in place of parchment paper?
    a brown paper grocery bag?
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  • RE: Hey...what can I use in place of parchment paper?
    Wax Paper......

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  • RE: Hey...what can I use in place of parchment paper?
    Wax paper can be used to bake on?
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  • RE: Hey...what can I use in place of parchment paper?
    Yes, I use it instead of parchment paper actually, its cheaper.

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  • RE: Hey...what can I use in place of parchment paper?
    There really isn't a good substitute for parchment paper, unless you have a silicone baking mat. The wax on the waxed paper will melt onto the pan and a brown paper wouldn't have any non-stick qualities, I wouldn't think.

    What are you making?
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  • RE: Hey...what can I use in place of parchment paper?
    Hmmm, I have never had a problem with the wax melting when I bake on it. I have since switched to the silicone baking mats. Instead of either. But you can use a brown paper bag, be careful, they ignite at about 450º.

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    What are you making? That may make it easier to tell.
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  • RE: Hey...what can I use in place of parchment paper?
    I would be careful with a brown grocery bag - so many are made from recycled products. I've read the recyled ones are not good to use in baking. CJ
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  • RE: Hey...what can I use in place of parchment paper?
    Heres an article right off of the Cooks Thesaurus:

    parchment paper = kitchen parchment = baking pan liner paper = baking parchment = baking paper Notes: This is a heavy, silicone-coated paper that's used to line pans so that candies and baked goods won't stick. It's an expensive alternative to waxed paper, but it's less sticky, so it's a good choice if you're making gooey items. Parchment paper is also wrapped around foods to be cooked en papillote, or formed into cones for cake decorating. Specialty cooking stores and larger supermarkets often carry rolls or sheets of it. Paper grocery bags are sometimes recommended as a substitute for parchment paper, but it's not advisable to use them. Grocery bags will ignite at 450 degrees, and that they may have been treated with unsafe chemicals. Substitutes: waxed paper (This is a lot cheaper, but it's more likely to stick to gooey baked goods. Try greasing the waxed paper before using.) OR rice paper (as a baking pan liner) OR aluminum foil (Works well for cooking en papillote. If greased, it also works well as a liner for baking pans.) OR lightly grease baking pan (This tends to encourage cookies to spread out on the baking sheet.) OR nonstick baking sheet OR plastic zip-lock bag (If you're piping icing on a cake, this works well as a substitute for a parchment cone. Just fill the plastic bag, cut a hole in a corner, and squeeze.)
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  • RE: Hey...what can I use in place of parchment paper?
    Someone posted a recipe...Raspberry Kisses....made with egg whites (whipped.) Mix raspberry gelatin powder with sugar...add vinigar & choc. chips & bake at 250. Maybe the wax paper on top of the brown bag?!! Maybe I'll try the wax paper...I was thinking it would melt too.
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  • RE: Hey...what can I use in place of parchment paper?
    would the release foil work the same?
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  • RE: Hey...what can I use in place of parchment paper?
    Raspberry Kisses


    These light and airy drops, bursting with bits of chocolate, have long been a holiday favorite at our house. I often make them for luncheons and teas.

    INGREDIENTS


    3 egg whites

    1/8 teaspoon salt

    3/4 cup sugar

    3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons raspberry gelatin powder

    1 tablespoon vinegar

    1 cup miniature chocolate chips




    SERVINGS 36

    In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites and salt until foamy. Combine sugar and gelatin powder; gradually add to egg whites, beating until stiff peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Beat in vinegar. Fold in the chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 250° for 25 minutes. Turn oven off, leaving kisses in the oven 20 minutes longer. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 6 dozen.


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  • RE: Hey...what can I use in place of parchment paper?
    If you have release foil, I would use it rather than the other paper-based products.
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  • RE: Hey...what can I use in place of parchment paper?
    I agree....the release foil. If you dont have that, use regular sprayed with pam.

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  • RE: Hey...what can I use in place of parchment paper?
    I use Baker's Secret. It is clear tough film like material. Almost like a cellophane, but 100 or more stronger!
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