What On Earth Is 'brown Paper'?

Decorating By lomfise Updated 18 Dec 2009 , 6:19pm by sherrycanary62

lomfise Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 5:08pm
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I want to make the Black Cake in Nigella Lawson's How To Be A Domestic Goddess, but she says I have to line the tin with "a double thickness of brown paper" icon_confused.gificon_confused.gificon_confused.gif

I do realise this is some kind of paper to keep the cake from scorching but I have no idea where to get this, and very much doubt I will be able to find this anywhere in Denmark.

Does anyone know of a substitute? The cake is not cheap to make, so I'd rather not burn it icon_cry.gif

Thanks in advance and a very merry christmas to you all. icon_biggrin.gif

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2SchnauzerLady Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 5:13pm
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Parchment paper should work just as well. That's what I would try.

laidbackluvvie Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 5:32pm
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hi lomfise, brown paper is just paper we wrap parcels in, you can probably buy it at the stationary shop or post office, most of the christmas cake recipes in england have brown paper tied with string on the outside of the tin, hope this helps

MikeRowesHunny Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 5:47pm
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If she's talikng about the inside of the tin, then it will be baking parchment. Outside the tin will be parcel packaging as laidbackluvvie said. You can, and I have, just use baking parchment again or newspaper.

lomfise Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 6:02pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeRowesHunny

If she's talikng about the inside of the tin, then it will be baking parchment. Outside the tin will be parcel packaging as laidbackluvvie said. You can, and I have, just use baking parchment again or newspaper.




Thanks all for your quick replies. The recipes says "Line your tin with a double thickness of brown paper, then line again with baking parchment."

So is the brown paper on the outside of the tin? And if I use newspaper instead, won't this burn in the oven?

Perhaps I could line ot with three or four layers of baking parchment?

rainbow_kisses Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 6:11pm
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I think it means line the inside of the tin with brown paper and then line that with baking parchment but you could just use more layers of baking parchment, or cover the outside of the tin with newspaper and the inside with baking parchment. If you wrap the tin in paper the oven temp must be kept very low to avoid it burning the paper or you could dampen the paper with water before filling the pan with mix.I use this technique with all of my fruit cakes and never had a problem.

lomfise Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 6:18pm
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Thank you all for your suggestions. I will give it a try icon_biggrin.gif

Merry christmas to all and a happy new year. party.gif

sherrycanary62 Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 6:19pm
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the brown paper she is referring to is probably brown parcel wrapping paper...l

like this the pic attached..

but the parchement paper should be fine.
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