Bake With Yen – 7 Reasons to Use Parchment Paper
We all love things that make our lives easier. When it comes to the kitchen, parchment paper can become your handy assistant.
There are several uses for parchment paper, from baking to storage to decoration. Whether you’re a professional baker or a baking enthusiast, here are seven reasons you should have some stocked in your supplies.
- It prevents baked goods from sticking on pans.
Freshly baked goods can easily slide off from parchment paper. They can even be carried right from the pan by stretching the sheet of paper tight. This means that they can quickly be transported in between containers.
- It helps in baking evenly.
Sheet pans are built with different materials, and not all of them can distribute heat quite well. Some pans can keep the same temperature throughout its surface, while some can leave spots that are too cool or too hot. By using parchment paper, you can keep your baked goods from being burnt or undercooked as unevenly heated areas will be neutralized.
- It reduces the hassle in cleaning up.
Parchment paper saves you from removing the mess from baking sheets. Since it blocks the grease from staining your pan, you can simply remove the paper after baking and you’re ready to bake another batch.
- It extends the life of your baking sheets.
Scraping burnt bits from baking sheets is not only tedious and time-consuming, but can also permanently damage its quality. By lining the pans with parchment paper, your trays will last for a longer time.
- It keeps the dough in perfect shape.
Cookie doughs can be hard to control once placed in the oven, but parchment paper can stop it from spreading too thin. The paper holds the dough intact to make it full, while maintaining its softness and chewiness inside.
- It allows your food to “breathe” easily.
Using parchment packets in baking meals and pastries allows your food to turn out gold and crisp. It lets air seep out quickly, unlike cling wrap or foil which can make the food too soft and moist from steam.
- It saves your baked goods from breaks and cracks.
Skipping parchment paper can cause your baked goods to cling on the pan, and trying to lift them off with a spatula will increase its chances to break apart. By laying a sheet of parchment paper over your sheet pan, you can transfer your food to the cooling rack with sheer convenience.
Has this article convinced you to use parchment papers? If you’re looking for a parchment paper that is lightweight, easy to tear, and affordably priced, check out our products at Bake With Yen!
We are an established provider of superior quality baking products, tools, and confectionery items since 1987. Our organized inventory and well-trained staff makes it easier for our customers to find that special ingredient they need for their recipes, and at the right price. With an extensive product range, esteemed reputation, proven technical expertise and wide network of outlets, Bake with Yen is trusted to continue delivering total bakery solutions to enhance its customers’ product line.
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