When you start cooking, a question might come into your head, do I need to grease my parchment paper for baking? Many people don’t know and they sometimes use grease on their parchment paper. But do you really need grease? Let’s find it out.
Do you need to grease parchment paper? Parchment paper is basically non-stick baking paper. Usually there’s no need to use grease on parchment paper. You can use parchment paper without any grease, spray or oil the pan. But sometimes it depends on what you are cooking.
To make the paper’s surface further smooth, you can grease or you can use it as usual without any grease. Parchment paper has coated with silicone, which makes it’s surface slippery(non-sticky). Without any grease your cookies can easily come out from the paper, they don’t stick to it.
If you grease parchment paper it can be beneficial for some tasks. You can grease the pan or plate before laying down the parchment paper. It will prevent your parchment paper from curling or moving around in pan or plate while you pour in dough or mixture.
But it can be disturbing in this way. If you bake with grease, it will be more difficult for you to clean the pan. It will take your’s more time and energy.
Grease parchment paper when baking cake
Do you have to grease parchment paper when baking a cake? No, you don’t need to grease parchment for baking. Thought its coated with silicone so it is non-sticky. You don’t need any grease, your cake will easily come out and nicely baked. If you did the process in a proper way.
If you want to get your cake perfectly come out from the pan, cut the parchment for your pan size and line it on the bottom of your pan. You can do some extra work like grease & flour, or spread the baking spray. It will make your cake come out more easily and hopefully in one piece.
Spray parchment paper
Do you spray parchment paper? There is no need to use nonstick spray on your bakeware while using parchment paper. It is coated with silicon and protects your food from sticking to bakeware. But sometimes you can use it for an extra benefits. As example, the spray will help hold parchment paper in place.
If you are using parchment paper you don’t require to use any cooking spray. It will help you to clean your bakeware. Without any cooking spray, there will be no grease on your pans or baking sheets. So it will be easier to clean them.
By using the nonstick spray on your pan, the parchment paper will stick to pan more gently. It will prevent the paper from moving inside the pan. And when you pour batter, it will prevent it from leaking between the paper and the pan. This is not necessary but you can use it for extra benefits if you want.
If you want to use a nonstick cooking spray, you can use Pam’s No-Stick Cooking Spray. It is fat-free and made with extra virgin olive oil. You can use it on parchment paper also on aluminum foil. It is healthy to have olive oil and you can use it for fat-free cooking. Click here to check out it on Amazon.
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Let me know if you grease or spray your parchment paper or you have any suggestions, questions in the comment section below.