How Alton Brown Makes Parchment Paper Stick To Baking Dishes
By SHAYE GLISSON
There are a ton of crazy tips and tricks to keep kitchens tidy and organized. For a multitude of reasons, parchment paper is a must-have in the kitchen, and chef Alton Brown's method for keeping parchment paper in place is one to try.
Parchment paper helps prevent hot spots by creating an airy layer between the hot baking sheet and the parchment paper. It helps keep cookies fluffy, helps keep cutting bars and brownies clean, and enables easy cleanup.
The drawback of parchment paper is that it doesn’t like to stick to the baking sheet and slips all over the place. To hold the parchment paper in place, Brown advises spraying the baking dish with water before laying the parchment paper on top of it.