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Clever uses for baking paper

Baking paper – also known as parchment paper or baking parchment – is a popular staple for home bakers who use it to line pans and make cooking easier.

There’s also dozens of clever ways you can put it to use if you have a roll gathering dust in your kitchen.

Here’s a few of our favourite clever uses for baking paper.

Piping in a pinch

If you’re decorating a cake or cookies, you can roll a piece of parchment paper into a cone rather than investing in a piping bag that needs to be stored in an already busy kitchen drawer. To make it, fold a square piece of parchment paper in half from the corners to create a triangle.  Then fold the corners again to create a cone. Secure with tape and go.

Keep your cheese fresh

You can extend the life of a block of cheese by wrapping it in a piece of baking paper before putting it into the fridge. The parchment paper will protect it but also allow it to breathe and release moisture.

Quick placemats

Baking paper can work as quick placemats if you’re feeding messy grandchildren or want to use the kitchen table for crafts or any other messy pursuits. It will protect the surface, then when you’re done, clean up is as simple as throwing the parchment paper away.

Muffin liners

You can make your own muffin liners with baking paper. Lightly grease your muffin tin, then press a small square of parchment paper into the centre of the tin. Push them into place using a glass – the paper will stick to the grease and hold it in place until you place your mixture in.

Crispy toasted sandwiches

If you’re making a crispy sandwich like a Panini or grilled cheese sandwich, you can help the bread grill evenly by wrapping it in parchment paper and then placing it in the oven to cook.

Reheat pizza

Parchment paper can also help you reheat pizza and keep the bottom crust crispy. Place any leftover slices on a piece of parchment paper and place in the microwave.

Do you know any clever uses for baking paper? Share your wisdom in the comments below!

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