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Old 06-10-2008, 6:25 PM
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Default Greaseproof v Baking Parchment?

What is the difference between greaseproof paper and baking parchment?

Sent OH out to get some greaseproof and he came back with baking parchment "because it was 37p cheaper" - so he does listen to my complaints about cutting costs sometimes

I assume that they are both OK for lining my (greased & lined) cake tins, but what is it about greaseproof paper that makes it more expensive?
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Old 06-10-2008, 6:30 PM
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What is the difference between greaseproof paper and baking parchment?

Sent OH out to get some greaseproof and he came back with baking parchment "because it was 37p cheaper" - so he does listen to my complaints about cutting costs sometimes

I assume that they are both OK for lining my (greased & lined) cake tins, but what is it about greaseproof paper that makes it more expensive?
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I always use baking parchment when cooking. I rarely if ever use greaseproof. The advantage to baking parchement is that you just cut and put in tin. No need to grease etc. (Except edges of pan if eg making a cake. Nothing ever stcks to it. My kids once made flapjacks and lined with greaseproof. I didn't realise and then when cold tried to take off paper. Impossible. The whole lot ended up in the bin!
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Agree that parchment seems to be better for lining cake tins.

No idea of the difference though - but they "feel" different :confused:
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Ha Ha Dee I done that this weekend - thought I was the only one!!!! didnt realise there was a difference so all my flapjacks went in the bin too!!!! Glad I am not alone. (picked a fair bit off and they were lovely but ended up chewing the paper half the time!)
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Baking Parchment is great at Christmas for shortbread biscuits. you can reuse it for a few times and saves washing the baking sheet each time
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I haven't used greaseproof for years since I found parchment, it was more expensive in those days but haven't checked recently.

I haven't found anything to stick to it yet and as already posted it can be reused several times if it isn't actually greasy, like for bread rolls, hobnobs etc. When it looks a bit tired I use it for oven chips, wedges, fish or chicken etc in the oven. Saves a lot of washing up of greasy baking trays.

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Always better to invest in quality non stick stuff though that you only need wipe with your hands using butter/oil and you don't actually need this stuff.

Perhaps this should be my signature. If you are going to bake and know that you are doing loads of it. Use quality baking stuff. Saves fortunes
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Default Stupid question, any difference between baking parchment and greaseproof paper?

I need to cover my Christmas pud to steam and it says use baking parchment of which I don't have nearly enough, but I do have loads of greaseproof paper?

Will I be alright? There's nothing I'm missing if I change it is there? Need to get my pudding steaming so I'm not up all night!
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Hi Gryfon,

It's not a stupid question! There was a recent thread on this which should help so I've added your post to it to keep the replies together.

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Thanks. It's only going on the top of the basin and shouldn't stick the the pudding but I shall grease the bottom just in case!
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I'm steaming my pudding as we speak and I used greasproof for both this one and the one I did on Sunday. It works fine, but I always add a layer of foil over the top as I'm paranoid the water will get in and ruin the pud... but thats just me =)
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