Easy tutorial for a paper circle!
Here in my Kitchen Tips section I’m going to share things that I know I’ve had to look up over the years and can’t seem to remember. Like an easy way to cut a circle of parchment paper to fit a pan. I’ve passed on recipes before when I’ve read, “Place a circle of parchment in the pan…” Ugh, one more step – and is it even necessary? Don’t laugh – I can’t be the only one! But when I was researching recipes for my recent Flourless Chocolate Cake, it seemed worth it to get that parchment out and make a circle!
So, stop by the Kitchen Tips section once in awhile to see what’s new. I’ll be adding some helpful kitchen tips over the next few months!
First, get your pan and parchment paper out. Tear a piece of parchment that’s about the same width as your pan. Doesn’t have to be exact at all (Fig.1). Fold the paper in half (Fig.2). Then fold the paper in half again (Fig.3).
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Fold the paper in a triangle (Fig. 4). Then fold in another triangle (Fig.5). Then lay it in your pan to see exactly how wide your pan is, and make a mark at the edge of the pan (Fig. 6). Easy, right?
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Fold your piece in half (Fig.7). Then cut at the halfway mark (Fig. 8). Open it up and you have a perfect parchment circle that will fit in your pan (Fig.9)! This was done for an 8″ cake pan.
So, you basically have “Half – Half – Triangle – Triangle – Half” if that helps you remember it!