What are the best alternatives for parchment paper?
There are a few alternatives to parchment paper – in the end, it really just comes down to preferences. Aluminum foil is probably the most popular alternative as it has some benefits over parchment paper. Some people like wax paper or silicone baking mats instead of parchment because they always peel cleanly. And still others use nothing at all, preferring to grease their pans with oil or butter right from the start. As long as you’re using low-stick cooking spray when coating cakes, pastries and other baked goods with buttercream frosting, greasing and flouring pans will suffice nicely for recipes that don’t require strict adherence to releasing the finished product without dragging batters or doughs across the pan surface.