En Papillote

En Papillote

Traditionally, cooking en papillote means using parchment paper.  Not the kind you write on, so don’t go looking for it at your office supply or card store.  It’s baking/cooking paper that is treated with a bit of nonstick magic and it has countless uses in the kitchen.  Sure I use it to line cake pans and cookie sheets and wrap things like sandwiches, but in a pinch I also use it like a funnel for dry ingredients or a nonstick surface to roll out doughs.  It’s pretty freaking versatile.  I prefer the precut sheets that King Arthur Flour sells and I find that the 100 count really is a Best Buy.  The $19.95 that I just spent to restock my supply will get me a year, maybe a year and a half, or parchment perfection. Continue reading “En Papillote”