4 Tricks to Keep Parchment Paper Flat

It’s one of the handiest kitchen materials out there. But when your hands are covered in batter and you’re about to drop a dollop on the pan, why does parchment insist on curling up? Try these tactics to scare it straight.

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Lightly grease the baking sheet with vegetable oil or butter, then press down the corners of the paper until they stick.

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Crumple the sheet, then smooth it out.

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Place a plain magnet in each corner. (Make sure that the magnets have no paint or glue, which could burn.)



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Cut sheets ahead of time and store them stacked in a baking sheet, with another baking sheet on top.