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Making Parchment Rounds

Hold the tip over the center of your cake pan or saucepan, position a pair of scissors just inside the rim of the pan, trim off the excess, and unfold.

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When poaching foods like the pears for the fruit tart in issue 137, it’s a good idea to use a parchment round to keep the food covered and submerged. Parchment rounds are also handy for lining cake pans. You can buy them pre-cut, but it’s easy to make them yourself.


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