Friday, October 29, 2010

Baking Parchment

This is, more or less, a note to myself.

What in God's name is this stuff?

I bought a roll of baking parchment at Morrisons. Just curious about it, really. I used it to line a cake pan for baking brownies and it worked really well - no dough sticking to the pan as expected.

What I didn't expect is that there was no "paper" left. When I washed the pan there was just a bit of greasy feeling. Evidently the parchment just melts down.

So that leaves me to wondering what exactly *is* it? [The Morrisons box doesn't say.]

And why would I continue to pay for this if greasing and flouring a cake tin isn't just as effective at a fraction of the cost?