Parchment paper question

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Sehkmaa

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My grandmother used to bake fruit crisps and then transfer them to plastic storage containers for freezing. I don't know if she used parchment paper under them to do this or not. Is that what I would use or is parchment only for short baking times like cookies??

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Andy M.

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Parchment paper is for baking items that are prone to sticking. Not just cookies. It can be used to line a pan for baking brownies and then used to lift the brownies out of the pan for slicing.

It's expensive so wax paper may be a better choice for storage.
 

Robo410

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parchment is also excellent for creating a steam seal on a pan with a lid for long simmering stovetop or oven. Cheaper than foil.

You can buy bulk parchment from restaurant stores.
 

Sehkmaa

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Wouldn't the was melt off the paper and into the crisp??
Good to know parchment has other uses!! I learned something new today!! Thanks!!
 

Andy M.

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Wouldn't the was melt off the paper and into the crisp??
Good to know parchment has other uses!! I learned something new today!! Thanks!!

I was suggesting wax paper for storage, not baking. However, before parchment, wax paper was regularly used in the oven.
 
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