One of the most important and practical things, that it is recommended to always have at hand in your kitchen is parchment paper. Non-stick baking paper has a thin silicone coating to prevent your baked goods from sticking to oven trays and baking pan without the need to grease them with butter or oil.
It is usually heat resistant up to 220°C (200°C with fan). You can use it above that, but it tends to brown around the edges. If you're often frustrated with your baked goods sticking to the pan when baking, or with them breaking when you try to remove them from the baking pan, it's a good idea to start using parchment paper.
You can use baking paper in the kitchen for:
Baking cookies and rolls
Placing cookie dough, rolls and other baked goods on a baking pan lined with parchment paper ensures that your finished product will not stick. There's no need to use cooking spray and add extra fat and your baking pans will be much easier to clean, because you can just throw away the paper after the homemade cookies are baked. Many bakers use and love silicone baking mats, but parchment paper is preferable.
To make the delicious homemade cakes pop out easily every time, just trace the outline of the cake pan onto parchment paper and cut it out. Line the bottom of the tin with baking paper and then grease and flour or spray with baking spray. Your cake is guaranteed to come out whole.
For brownies, bars and quick breads
Square or rectangular deep baking pans are always lined with baking paper in the following way: measure the baking paper across the width of the baking pan, then make sure it's long enough to line the entire bottom of the baking pan and you should also have a few centimeters to covering its sides.
When you're ready to remove your baked culinary delight from the baking pan, simply use the protruding baking paper as handles to lift it right off the baking pan. For brownies and bars, it's best to leave them cool completely before removing them from the baking pan.
It is important to know, that wax paper is not the same as parchment paper. Wax paper will actually burn in the oven, so don't mix up the two.
Look for parchment paper at your local grocery store, which is usually next to the aluminum foil. One roll will last you about a month, with frequent baking. You'll also find parchment paper at baking supply stores.