This surely doesn't turn me away from baking or cooking or creating, it is just a part of the process. And the fun = )
I've been baking most of my cookies as of late on parchment paper. Um, the best idea ever. Took me a long time to convert because I thought it would end up being a waste. Quite the opposite. One, I can reuse that same parchment paper over and over again. As long as I haven't contaminated with nuts or things that people might be allergic to, the paper holds up use after use. Just brush it off, fold it up, and stick it in the side of a cabinet. Ready for the next day. Two, my cookies come out just a little more evenly browned and I'm quite fond of this trick.
I hadn't, however, really ever used it for brownies or bar-style baked items.
I decided to give it a try. I was baking a double batch of brownies for a decorating party at youth group. I forgot to grab a big pan from church, so was baking in two of my own glass pans. One is a non-stick glass pan that Eli got me a few years ago. Amazing because you don't have to grease anything! The other is just a standard glass pan. So, I decided to line that one with parchment paper and see how they turned out.
|Parchment paper-lined pan|