October 15, 2014

Baking With PaperChef Culinary Parchment

As some of you know, I am a stay-at-home mom with only one kid (well, at least for now). The moment she learned to walk and play on her own, I had more time to do other stuff. So, a year ago, I was inspired by a friend to start baking. From then on, I have been baking at least one a month until it became once a week. 

I liked baking because I know exactly what I put into those pastries and goods. I always try to use the best ingredients, especially if it's for my family. But you know, I just realized home-made doesn't necessarily mean cheap, I actually find it more expensive than just getting them from the stores. So I tried to find a way to save. And that's by using more affordable but same quality goods cupcake cups, baking sheets, etc.
PaperChef Parchment
Just last weekend, I baked five (5) dozens of cupcakes. Yes, five! See, imagine me doing that every week, that entails additional costs pertaining to paper products. I used to buy another brand but then when I checked the grocery aisle last time I was there, I noticed this was cheaper by at least a dozen cups. This one is even a bit bigger but I ended up using it in the same muffin pans because I don't have any. There were some curls on the side but it worked just fine.
PaperChef Large Baking CupsPaperChef Large Baking Cups
I also liked the natural color, it can go well with any event or holiday parties. 
PaperChef Large Baking Cups
 
It's a good thing I tried to put on the lotus cups first because I was only planning to bake a dozen cupcakes, I guess I'm going to double the recipe  If you'll notice the "petals" of this lotus cups, they are taking up some space so you can't really put them side by side. So to save space, I placed some baking cups in between. I am saving this lovely lotus cups for my aunt's birthday next week and I am thinking of trying a new recipe. I bet it will look really great! I'll update this post so you'll see.
PaperChef Lotus Cups (12)
Lotus and Baking Cups
Here are the prices I found at Target. The regular price of the large baking cups is $1.99 for 60 pcs. the other brand I saw was $2.69 for 36 pcs. What more if they offer coupons? :D
60 Large Baking Cups for $1.9912 Lotus Cups $3.15
They also have a multi-purpose paper which are great baking cookies and breads.
Parchment Paper Perfect for Cookies
PaperChef Culinary Cooking Bags
Besides those three common items I use for baking, I never knew they have cooking bags. If you're wondering where to use it (because I too, do not know), here's what I found on their Youtube account

I think I going to try that French technique soon - en Papillote. I already feel like a chef! LOL! How easy it's going to be to have home-made frozen dinner you can bake in 10 minutes?! And just like Chef Chris Brown, I'll try it at 400F just to be safe. :)

If you are looking for more culinary parchment products and if you want to see some other techniques using parchment, you can check out their website, Facebook page or Twitter account.

How about you, where or when do you use parchment paper?

DISCLOSURE
I was not paid to do a review of the products mentioned above. I was provided samples to facilitate my review but everything was based on my honest opinion of the products.

25 comments :

  1. Sounds like a smart way to bake. I need to check this out.

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  2. I love cooking with parchment paper. With the holidays coming up, I am going to be needing a few rolls of it. I'll look for it at Target. thanks!

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  3. They come right out of the paper.. we need that here..it always is getting stuck.

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  4. I use parchment paper all the time, but I really love using my mom's silpat! Those are the best.

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  5. Geez you are a serious baker with 5 dozen cupcakes! And I love how you have 1 child "for now." How exciting! lol

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  6. Oh! Those petals are PERFECT for my molten cakes...I'm always trying to stuff the parchment into ramekins and it takes more time to get them in nicely than to make the molten cake itself! Will definitely be looking for these- thanks for the tip!

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  7. I love these! Baking is so much more fun when things don't get stuck to the pans.

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  8. I buy parchment paper once a year or so, and always run out when I really need it...christmas.

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  9. I just got into cooking!
    I can use your blogs :)

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  10. We use parchment paper quite often for cooking and baking. I love how easy it makes cleaning up.

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  11. Wow, this saves a lot of time when you do baking, awesome.

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  12. I have only used parchment paper for cooking fish, it works great.

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  13. I have not yet used parchment paper, but totally intend to

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  14. I use parchment paper when I am cooling the anything that has sticky ingredients like no bake cookies. It makes it so much easier to clean up.

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  15. We cook with these all the time in my household, we use them to bake salmon and it is so easy to use! When I used to bake a lot I used them more, but coming up on holiday season, it will be a household essential.

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  16. I would love to get these for cupcakes. I love how they make my cookies stay moist and crisp at the same time. Heading out to Michael's to see if they have the cupcake liner's now.

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  17. Parchment paper is always important to have when you're cooking.

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  18. I use parchment paper to bake fish. I've never used it for baking, but I will now.

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  19. Those cupcakes look amazing! I would love the recipe!

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  20. I'm not one to use parchment. That said, this product looks like it gets the job done very well!

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  21. I usually just wrap my dehydrated fruit leather with parchment and haven't used it for baking until recently.

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  22. We love parchment paper. I use it so much more then tinfoil or wax paper. I feel like food "repels" better then tinfoil.

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  23. I made a lovely Lamb and vegetable stew en Papillote that I served over couscous. It was delicious! I do a lot of cooking with parchment and agree that knowing what goes into our food is important to me. I need a package of those lotus cups!

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  24. I love baking with parchment! so versatile!

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