Aug 23, 2014

Parchment Paper vs. Wax Paper

Are parchment paper and wax paper the same?

My response… Parchment paper and wax paper are very different. Wax paper is actually coated with wax and not intended for use in the oven. The wax would probably melt in there anyway and wind up on your food. It’s good to use for messy work like rolling dough and breading or you can sift dry ingredients on it to save washing a bowl. Parchment paper is grease and moisture-resistant and is made for use in the oven, perfect for lining pans and baking sheets for easy removal. If your parchment paper sticks, it’s likely an inferior quality paper. The only brand I use is Reynolds and it never sticks.

18 Comments on "Parchment Paper vs. Wax Paper"

  1. Bettie Hammock

    This is going to seem like a weird question but here goes. I have made the Dutch oven bread of yours and love it. My problem is that I’m age 87 with false teeth and the crust is too hard for me. Can the time and or heat be adjusted to make a softer crust and still have the inside well done? Thank you!

  2. foreverlilou

    Hi Jenny!
    I love your recipes! We are watching your videos on youtube until in the middle of the night during quarantine, because we can!

    Your no knead bread was great. Whenever my friends post something/anything on facebook, I take that opportunity to drop a picture of my loaf of no knead bread for no reason at all in the comments. LOL (Actually, there is a reason, the reason is I’m so proud of it!!)

    Thanks for making it so much fun and easy to cook during this quarantine.

    Love from Quebec, Canada

    • Jenny Can Cook

      How about sending a picture to my “Your Photos” page?

  3. CJ

    I have a friend that lives in the Yucatán and does not have a normal baking oven. Can you give me an idea about what tools and baking accessories might be the basics to acquire in order to make some of these bread recipes. Are there ways to acquire the heat needed to bake? I would appreciate you comments.. i guess in a WAY BACK to basics type sense.
    Thank you

  4. Theresa Hutson

    Hi I can’t get bread flour of any kind. The shelves are empty! Can I add gluten to all purpose flour and wheat flour?? I have a flour mill I can use.

    • Jenny Can Cook

      You can make bread with all purpose and with wheat flour without adding gluten.

  5. Wilbur

    Would like to make your white bread but my wife can not have any dairy products. What can I use instead of milk?

  6. Anthony Gomez

    Greetings, I like the recipe for cinnamon buns. what I wanted to know is there a variation for high altitude 4850ft Above sea level for this recipe. thank you. BAKE ONE. GOD BLESS YOU TONY

  7. Dee

    Today I make your paczki’s The dough was beautiful and the paczki’s came out fabulous. I used your custard filling and also a strawberry filling. My sister’s the baker in the family but not for long with delicious and easy recipes like yours. Thank you for sharing. I hope your family appreciates theses wonderful treats. My family and I surely do.

  8. Dale

    I really like your no kneed roll receive. I also covet your pastry board. It’s nice and big. Where can I buy one?
    Thanks in advance.

  9. Marty 39

    I made this bread yesterday, it came out very dense and chewy. Please tell me what I did wrong.I love your recipes,I am Polish and enjoy reading and making your recipes. GOD BLESS YOU JENNY!

    • Jenny Can Cook

      I don’t know which bread you are referring to but you will likely find an answer in the FAQs.

  10. jimmy keats

    Do you ever think about your old show?

    • Jenny

      I was incredibly lucky to have had my talk show and even today, I find my self thinking, “I still can’t believe I had my own show!” The success of the show has allowed me to give back and to do things I love. I only wish youtube had been around in the 90s so we could all watch some old shows. I would love that.

  11. Jmk

    Silicone baking pads work like parchment paper (up to about 450) and can be reused. I have one with a ruler on it, so it’s easy to roll out the 8×10 poppyseed roll.

  12. Sue Schendel

    I just found your youtube videos recently and I’ve enjoyed them so much that I’ve told everyone about them. Thank you Jenny for doing this for us. I can’t wait to watch more videos.

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