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soupereasy's picture

OK, made some Ginger Crackles today. Made 2 trays with the silpat and one with parchment.


I preferred the look and texture of those baked on parchment.
We all know I love parchment, I bought the Silpat to save money as in reusable!!:/


Discuss?

MadMom's picture

(post #65223, reply #1 of 56)

I bought enough parchment paper to last me through this life and become part of my estate, and I think I paid $15 for it.  You would have to reuse a Silpat a lot to make it a better deal.  I love parchment paper.



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soupereasy's picture

(post #65223, reply #2 of 56)

I could buy the proff. pack 1000 sheets @ $70. I buy the rolls at least $2 each. If I ever found it at $15, I would love it.


Silpat does have its uses. Think fricos!;)

MEANCHEF's picture

(post #65223, reply #3 of 56)

You can buy 1000 full sheetpan size for about $45.00 on line.  That's 2000 half sheets - enough for a lifetime.

PeterDurand's picture

(post #65223, reply #4 of 56)

Would you have a favorite link for that ?

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MadMom's picture

(post #65223, reply #12 of 56)

I bought mine many many years ago, but it's still going strong.  It's half sheets.



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FL.Cook's picture

(post #65223, reply #13 of 56)

A good website. Even with the shipping charges the products are very well priced. Thanks.

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Adele's picture

(post #65223, reply #15 of 56)

That's where I got mine.  They have great deals all the time on a variety of things.

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

StevenHB's picture

(post #65223, reply #16 of 56)

Is this parchment for heavier-duty use than the stuff I buy in rolls at the grocery store (which burns when I use it under pizza)?



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TracyK's picture

(post #65223, reply #6 of 56)

I love my silpat, but not for baking! You're on the mark with fricos, and it's good for candymaking.


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Heather's picture

(post #65223, reply #7 of 56)

If you have a business Costco near you, a box of 1000 full sheets was about $35 last year. I don't know the current price.

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We bought a box from the local bakery. I have no idea what it cost, but we saved on shipping. :) I'm sure it was in the 35-45 range.


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(post #65223, reply #9 of 56)

I made phyllo wrapped salmon with Leeks and red pepper yesterday. Made 3 trays, two with sil pat and one with parchment. The packets stuck to the parchment and came off beautifully with the sil pats. I love them

soupereasy's picture

(post #65223, reply #10 of 56)

Silpats do have their place.

butterscotch's picture

(post #65223, reply #11 of 56)

How did the parchment-baked cookies differ from the Silpat-baked ones?  I've never used parchment, but I have found that using Silpat mats has really improved the quality of my cookies.

soupereasy's picture

(post #65223, reply #14 of 56)

I was making the Double Ginger Crackles an FC recipe. The ones baked on parchment puffed a wee bit more and were much prettier.


I have to say this is the first time I have used Silpat in years. Last time I used it was in cooking school.

RuthWells's picture

(post #65223, reply #17 of 56)

I find that I use silpat for very specific applications, like dacquoise and very fragile thin sponge, but for most other uses, I prefer parchment.

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Edited 10/16/2009 12:53 pm ET by RuthWells

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FL.Cook's picture

(post #65223, reply #18 of 56)

?????

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soupereasy's picture

(post #65223, reply #19 of 56)

Thank you Ruth, that was clear as mud. Now I will run away and hide for being pert! ;)

Gretchen's picture

(post #65223, reply #21 of 56)

Can't wait to find out which is which!!   ;o)

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MadMom's picture

(post #65223, reply #22 of 56)

It's really very simple.  One is parchment and the other is parchment.  Understand now?



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Gretchen's picture

(post #65223, reply #23 of 56)

Oh, dang. I HATE it when things are so simple!!  ;o)

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MadMom's picture

(post #65223, reply #24 of 56)

I just lives to please, missus.



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RuthWells's picture

(post #65223, reply #26 of 56)

Sorry, y'all, this cold is affecting my brain cells. Went back and fixed. Now back to bed.

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MadMom's picture

(post #65223, reply #27 of 56)

You realize that latecomers will now think that Gretchen and I are crazy!  Hope your cold is better soon.



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Marcia's picture

(post #65223, reply #28 of 56)

You're right. I thought you and Gretchen were crazy. LOL. I kept going back and reading Ruth's post to see what I was missing even though she'd edited, and I figured the mistake had been corrected.

Gretchen's picture

(post #65223, reply #29 of 56)

Ah, well, there's a first time for everything (thinking we are crazy, that is!!)  <G>

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(post #65223, reply #30 of 56)

In my case, it's about the gazillionth time!



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(post #65223, reply #31 of 56)

Uh huh. <G>

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(post #65223, reply #48 of 56)

You realize that latecomers will now think that Gretchen and I are crazy!


Yeah, well . . . would we be wrong?


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