Sunday, September 09, 2007

am i the only one who just learned about...


parchment paper? do you use it?


i was given a roll in a giftbasket at a wedding shower back in the day and used it mostly for cookies and frozen french fried. my mom uses it when she cuts up chunks of potatoes and bakes them in the oven so that they get crispy but not stuck to the pan. recently though i've been using parchment paper under other things and the results have been crazy. like brownies? i put a sheet of paper into the pan and then poured the batter over it. i was thinking, "ooh...maybe this isn't a good idea" as i was doing it because it was sticking to the paper. but when i pulled those brownies out of the oven, i was able to lift them right out of the pan on the piece of parchment! beautiful! and tonight we had sausage and eggs for dinner both cooked in frying pans with parchment under them. no sticky mess in the pan afterwards! this parchment stuff...pretty great. just thought that you should know about it if you don't already. but hey...maybe i'm just the last one to have found it. :)

4 comments:

Katie Marie said...

Parchment Paper? Sounds great! I wonder if it would work on the boat, though, and if we can find any down here in the Cook Islands?! I hope so. ANyway, it's great catching up on your life, Bec. I read over all your previous blogs, and LOVED them! I hope your first week of school went well. Parlez-vous francais maintenant? Fantastique! I think of you and Tim often and hope you are enjoying the rest of your summer days! Oh, and just for the record, I agree with you about The Break-up! (Your side of the story is the right one)! Take care, Bec, looking forward to seeing you next year!

Angela Haugo said...

it sounds like a fire hazard

judymacd said...

Its a good thing you got married, as I had never used parchment paper until then either! Now I can't cook without it!

therachel said...

parchment paper is fantastic. I recommend some for your next pumpkin roll. hee. and yes, i do use it.