Parchment Paper Or Silpat?

Baking By Spectra Updated 4 Feb 2011 , 4:04pm by drdm99

Spectra Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 6:05pm
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So currently I use parchment paper to bake, but never tried the Silpat, which I see mentioned a lot. Is there a real major difference? Trying to figure out if I should invest.

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1234me Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 6:42pm
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I use only Silpat and can't compare because I have never used anything else icon_smile.gif I love mine!

DianeLM Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 7:58pm
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I use both and there's really no difference. I prefer the parchment only because I don't have to wash it. icon_smile.gif

That said, if I'm doing something delicate, like tuilles, then it's Silpat all the way!

Spectra Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 9:30pm
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Awesome! Thank you!

drdm99 Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 1:40am
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I have used both and now prmarily use parchent paper. It's cheap and I can prepare several sheets at a time so they can move easily in and out of the oven without having to worry about anything cooling.

It can be used for so many things. To make my chocolate pretzels or measuring out dry ingredients. Just measure everything onto the sheet and it is easy to pour into the mixer, again no clean up. I use it to roll out fondant for small shapes, to make small royal icing decorations. Just let them dry on the paper and they come right off. I make parchment paper decorating bags too. I even use it with the kids, under clay, play dough, paints, coloring etc.

I buy it in precut sheets so they lay flat and fit my baking sheets.

Spectra Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 1:47am
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Ooo pre-cut would be nice! Where do you get them?

KrisCraft Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 2:52am
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I use parchment for everything too, rolling dough between two sheets of it, chilling dough, baking the cookies, plus for pizzas, biscuits etc. If I invested in the Silpats I would need too many of them for all my pans, I have one pan in the oven, one pan chilling one pan working on, it would be too much of an investment for me. That being said I would like to buy precut sheets in bulk, not sure where to buy them. I just watch the sales at Walmart, the grocery, or Michaels...can anybody help with a link to buy in bulk?

drdm99 Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 3:19am
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I have been buying from The Baking Queen for years now. They have very aggressive pricing, free shipping and an assortment of quantities. She also offers coupon codes every so often. The website is thebakingqueen dot com

HTH

Spectra Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 1:08pm
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Great! Thank you!

Lcubed82 Posted 4 Feb 2011 , 4:47am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by drdm99

I have been buying from The Baking Queen for years now. They have very aggressive pricing, free shipping and an assortment of quantities. She also offers coupon codes every so often. The website is thebakingqueen dot com

HTH



Do you get the quilon coated, or the natural?

drdm99 Posted 4 Feb 2011 , 4:04pm
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I get the quilon coated. I've never tried the natural, but I'm sure they are just as good. When I run through the ones I have (it will be a while since I order a ton at once) I might try the natural.

If anyone tries the natural, can you post how you like them?

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