I just love using parchment paper, it makes clean up a snap especially when you’re baking almost anything in the oven. From baking Fish to Pork Ribs, it makes live so much easier.
Some of the advantages over foil:
- Your food doesn’t stick to it when you’re using BBQ sauce or a sugary base.
- The paper doesn’t tear like foil does when a sharp bone is pushed on the paper.
- Next time you want to bake some garlic put it in parchment paper.
Here is some History behind this fantastic paper.
This is some of the history that I have looked up about this fantastic paper. Over the course of modern human history, mankind has strived to find ways to record written information on easy-to-use materials that can survive long periods of time. Carving words into stone, woods or pottery was not efficient and demanded a lot of resources, so other storage mediums had to be found. History of paper and paper-like materials started more than 4000 years ago in the birthplace of modern civilization – Egypt, Sudan and ancient Mesopotamia. Extracted from the plant Cyprus Papyrus, paper like material papyrus began its life as one of the most famous storage mediums for written word. However, this influential paper material had several serious flaws that prevented it to be used outside of very dry locations -papyrus reacted badly to humidity, causing the structure of paper to disintegrate relatively quickly. In addition to that, plant papyrus could be cultivated only in the area of Nile River and some rivers in Sudan, so other territories had to import papyrus from there, and the continuous exploitation of this plant led to the severe shortages of papyrus in the last few centuries of the old era. This is from http://www.historyofpaper.net/paper-history/history-of-parchment/
Chocolate chip cookies on baking parchment paper
Modern parchment paper is made by running sheets of paper pulp through a bath of sulfuric acid (a method similar to how tracing paper is made) or sometimes zinc chloride. This process partially dissolves or gelatinizes the paper. This treatment forms a sulfurized cross-linked material with high density, stability, and heat resistance, and low surface energy—thereby imparting good non-stick or release properties. The treated paper has an appearance similar to that of traditional parchment, and because of its stability is sometimes used for legal purposes where traditional parchment was used.
This part was from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parchment_paper
Here are three picture showing the easy of cooking with Parchment Paper.
Just check out there isn’t any real mess!
Pick out the paper and there isn’t any thing burn to the glass pan, now that is easy cleaning.