What can you do if you don't have parchment paper?

If you don't have any on hand, just use one of these alternatives:
  • Foil - Line baking sheets and pans with aluminum foil.
  • A Greased Pan - Coat your cookie sheet or pan with cooking spray, butter or oil.
A.

Can waxed paper be substituted for parchment paper?

Unlike parchment paper, however, it is not heat-resistant and therefore should not be used in the oven, as the wax could melt, or even ignite. Another good option for lining baking sheets is a Silpat baking mat.
  • Can you use a brown paper bag instead of parchment paper?

    If you have just used your last sheet of parchment paper, don't run out to the store just yet. You can actually use paper bags in place of parchment paper if you're baking cakes. You can use any brown bag that, once cut open, will fit the cake pan.
  • Is it toxic to bake with wax paper?

    At high temperatures, the wax on the paper can melt and will transfer to whatever you are baking. The food grade wax is not toxic, but it's a good idea to keep it out of your baked goods. If you use wax paper to line the bottom of a cake pan, it will not smoke but you will still have wax transfer.
  • What is the difference wax paper and parchment paper?

    While parchment paper can do anything wax paper can, it's more expensive. The main difference between papers is their respective coatings. Parchment paper is coated with silicone to give it a nonstick, heat-resistant surface, and waxed paper is coated with a soybean or paraffin wax.
B.

What is the difference between wax paper and parchment paper?

While parchment paper can do anything wax paper can, it's more expensive. The main difference between papers is their respective coatings. Parchment paper is coated with silicone to give it a nonstick, heat-resistant surface, and waxed paper is coated with a soybean or paraffin wax.
  • What temperature can you use parchment paper?

    Most parchment paper is rated for use at temperatures no higher than 420 to 450 degrees. But it's true—we occasionally recommend using this liner for bread and pizza baked as high as 500 degrees.
  • Can you use foil in the oven?

    Do line baking pans with aluminum foil. This will make cleanup of anything from brownies to oil-drizzled roasted vegetables a snap. Food can stick to it, however, so you may want to coat regular foil with vegetable cooking spray or use a new sheet with each batch. Don't use foil in a microwave oven.
  • Is it toxic to bake with wax paper?

    At high temperatures, the wax on the paper can melt and will transfer to whatever you are baking. The food grade wax is not toxic, but it's a good idea to keep it out of your baked goods. If you use wax paper to line the bottom of a cake pan, it will not smoke but you will still have wax transfer.

Updated: 22nd September 2018

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