how to make a parchment circle

February 20th, 2011

When baking a cake you should always line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper, prior to greasing and flouring. Here’s an easy way to make a custom-fit parchment circle:

Tear a sheet of parchment paper that is slightly larger than the pan. Fold it in half, from bottom to top.

how to make a parchment circle

Fold in half again, this time from right to left.

how to make a parchment circle

Fold the top right corner down to meet the bottom left corner.

how to make a parchment circle

Fold the top edge down to meet the bottom.

how to make a parchment circle

Turn your baking pan upside down and place the folded “point” into the center.

how to make a parchment circle

Make a cut just inside the edge of the pan; continue cutting in a slight curve.

how to make a parchment circle
how to make a parchment circle

Open the paper up – you should have a circle that fits perfectly in the bottom of your pan.

Of course, you can always buy pre-cut parchment circles. But you might need a circle that’s a different size, in which case you’ll find that this technique comes in handy!

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