Thursday, March 15, 2012

How to make a baking (parchment) paper circle

It's the easiest thing to do yet not many people know how.
Here's how to do it.

Special equipment: baking paper, scissors.

• Take a piece of baking paper, a bit larger than the area you want to cover.

• Fold it in half.

• Fold in half again.

• Fold it into a triangle.

• Fold it again into a smaller triangle.

• Take the pan you want to line, turn it upside down, and place the tip of your baking paper in the middle of the pan.

• Mark with your finger where you want to cut it (just inside the outer edge of the pan), take the scissors and cut a straight line through it.

• Unfold it and place it on the bottom of your baking pan.

If, by chance, it's too big, fold it again and cut it with the scissors.

Use it to line a baking pan or use it as a lid for cooking.

You will find this helpful in the following recipes:

Creamy Broccoli Soup with Kefalotyri Toasts

Honey Bee Chocolate Cake with Sticky Chocolate Glaze

Lemon, Polenta and Yoghurt Cake with Poached Apricots

Mango Tiramisu with Raspberry Sauce

Two-layered Chocolate Easter Egg Nest Cake with Truffle Eggs


  1. brilliant! thanks for the tip - I had no idea!

  2. Great idea! I've made many of those circles over the years and never done it that way before. What a clever method. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Good post! Any idea how I could make small packets from baking parchment to put flapjacks in?