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So what is the US equivalent of the UK's greaseproof paper in cooking?

 
AJ
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on 06/07/2011

Having problems with a recipe page. In the UK we use greaseproof paper, but what is it called on the US?

Wax paper?

Parchment paper?

Or maybe I should just tell 'em to use baking foil Cool

wrylilt
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on 06/07/2011

I think they call it Wax Paper.

lou16
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on 06/07/2011

Rachel Ray calls it parchment paper in her recipes (just had to check her blog!), but I'm sure they've also used the term baking paper as well.


chefkeem
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on 06/07/2011

I agree with Wry...it's called wax paper. Parchment paper protects from "sticking" only.

What do you need it for, AJ?


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lakeerieartists
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on 06/07/2011

Yes, wax paper.  Parchment paper is for baking. 


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AJ
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on 06/07/2011

The paper goes over some chicken, potatoes and choritzo sausage that is roasting, to prevent the sausage from burning. I dont know why it is wax paper but my recipe is adapted from one I have been using for years.

I guess foil would do the job just as well.

But from what you guys are saying, it looks like wax paper IS the equivalent of Britsih greaseproof paper.

chefkeem
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on 06/07/2011

Ooops...wax paper would be the wrong choice here, because the wax would melt on your roast. Use foil or parchment paper, AJ.


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AJ
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on 06/07/2011

Rushing off to change the page now - thank you *blowing kisses*

lakeerieartists
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on 06/07/2011

Sorry, didn't read your page.  But can you use parchment paper in anything but baking? 


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AJ
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on 06/07/2011

Yes, you can use it to stop stuff burning when you cook more than one food, which may normally need a lower heat

chefkeem
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on 06/07/2011

You can make disposable pastry bags out of parchment paper.


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