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How to do it without parchment paper: here's how to replace it

It is considered among the indispensable in the kitchen, yet it can also be cooked without. Here's what you can use instead of parchment paper

But how did grandmothers do when there was no parchment paper? In reality there are alternatives, only that we don't remember them anymore. Here how to do it without parchment paper.

How to cook without parchment paper: butter and flour

For the preparation of cakes, ciambelloni is plum cake, there is no doubt, the old remedy of butter and flour on the baking tray it is infallible, indeed, it is the best, because everything will be baked with the perfect shape of the mold.
But you have to pay attention to some things. The first is the cooking: if the cake is undercooked, or even worse, very cooked, there is no butter to hold, the dough may stick.
If the mold is damaged and has lost part of it non-stick layer, you shouldn't use it, not only because it no longer works, but also because it hurts.
Finally, when buttered, be careful cover the whole surface!

How to cook without parchment paper: oil

A good alternative to butter and flour to prepare cakes and pies is always the dear old man oil, but be careful not to use too much, because you risk compromising cooking.
Obviously choose a good extra virgin olive oil, both for the quality, but also because it still releases a little flavor and therefore must be very good.
We suggest you use the oil especially in the preparation of savory recipeswhile butter is better for desserts.

How to cook without parchment paper: spray butter

There are also gods butters to vaporize on molds and trays, generally widely used in pastry making because they are practical, fast and long-lasting.
Just sprinkle a little product and you're done, you don't even need to add flour to make the mold even more non-stick.
Spray butter is easily found on the market, especially online and in stores that sell kitchen products.
you can make at home a similar product with oil and a kitchen vaporizer.

How to replace parchment paper: silicone

There are gods molds suitable for baking in silicone and therefore easy to remove. You can find them in many versions and in every shape. There are those for muffin, those for donuts is cakes, those for Pancake and the mats that can be used, for example, for i cookies. They resist all temperatures.
Beware of the first use, however, because they may not work the first time if you don't know them well. Once purchased, you have to wash and dry them well and then grease them slightly.

How to replace parchment paper: aluminum

The aluminum issue is controversial. Someone uses the silver paper instead of parchment paper, but we do not recommend it, at least for some cooking.
If you have to cook a pepper in the oven or another whole vegetable to make a sauce or a cream, you can also put nothing at the base, or you can use aluminum, but do attention that leaves no residue.
In general, the real problem is this and therefore it is important not to cook anything that risks sticking on the silver sheets. If in doubt, avoid!

Don't use anything

If you want toast something you don't need to put a base on the baking sheet. Hazelnuts is almonds, for example, they can be cooked in a hot oven without anything because they are not likely to stick.
Even one meat or a fish salt does not need a base, which is not precisely salt.

Product baking paper

Some foods are already sold with their parchment paper, for example some ready pizzas or the shortcrust pastry, puff pastry or shortcrust packaged.
In this case, if you have nothing else, use the parchment paper already present at the base of the product. If you can, however, always replace it, because even a parchment paper already in some way used may not be the best solution, both from the point of view of health and for the final result.

In the gallery above, some tips for better cooking without parchment paper.

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