Advantages A great baking aid
Disadvantages Nothing really
|Value for Money|
Baking paper or greaseproof paper has been on the market for donkeys years and I always keep a roll in stock. When I used to make jams and chutneys I used to use little circles of the non stick paper to top off the jars. Nowadays I use baking paper for lining cake tins, wrapping food and making piping bags. Occasionally I get the urge to make a steamed pudding and a layer of greaseproof goes over the pudding basin. My roll of Sainsbury's baking paper is ten metres long and it cost me £1.50 and it offers decent value for money.
Sainbury's have placed the neat ten metre roll of baking paper into a tidy little cardboard box. The slimline box is aptly decorated with home made cakes. The company state that the paper was produced in Poland and I am convinced that the outer cardboard box can be recycled. Baking paper has an odd feel to it, the crispish paper cannot be permeated by oil or grease and drops of water will roll off of it. Still it is a very useful product.
Baking paper is the perfect thing for lining a cake tin. Use the cake tin as a template to cut the greaseproof paper to shape. Take a dab of butter on a spare piece of baking paper and rub it over the inside of the cake tin. Place the pre-cut baking paper into the cake tin, hey presto the tin is lined and ready for the cake mixture. The paper undergoes a strange transformation when it is placed into a hot oven. The paper crisps in the heat and curls at the edges but it is designed to withstand the temperature.
I do not freeze a lot of food now but I do make fish cakes and rissoles that need to be frozen and baking paper is the perfect thing for keeping the portions separate. Lay a fish cake on the worktop, place a small piece of greaseproof paper on top and lay another fish cake on top of it, keep going in the same way and when frozen the foodstuff can be separated with ease.
Icing celebration cakes means that you need a piping bag and a sheet of baking paper can be transformed into the perfect piping bag. You will probably have to practice rolling the paper but after doing it once the second time will come easily. When the rolled paper has been formed into a `cone` shape then the bottom half of an inch can be cut away to form a hole for the icing nozzle to slide into. Traditional cloth or plastic piping bags tend to smell or even go mouldy when stored so throwaway paper icing bags are great.
Sainsbury's baking paper is fine. It would be hard to state that it was superior to any other baking paper because the product is much the same the world over. Whether you wish to line cake tins, make piping bags, wrap foodstuff or layer frozen foods this greaseproof paper is up for the job.
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