Quick Tip: Lining baking pans with parchment paper

Here’s an easy way to cut just the right size of parchment paper for a pan, and for getting it to lay flat.

Place the pan on top of a large piece of parchment paper and use a pencil to trace around the bottom. (Most pens will not write on the paper very well.)

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It’s even easier if you can trace the pan in one continuous line, without moving the pan all over the place and making a mess of things. I never was much of an artist.

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Cut just inside the traced line for the right shape/size of the pan.

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The parchment may curl up and not lay flat, as parchment is prone to doing.

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To fix this, crinkle up the paper into a ball.

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Now open it up, smooth it out and it will lay flat in the pan.

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Happy baking!

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