Using Clothespins To Secure Parchment Paper

updated May 2, 2019
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(Image credit: Laurel)

Parchment paper seems to have an annoying way of not staying in an empty baking pan. Even when it’s creased or greased, it always tries to pop up, making pouring batter in and smoothing it out more difficult than it needs to be. Kitchn reader Laurel sent us this smart tip for securing the paper to the pan – use clothespins!

Laurel says:

Just another reason to stash clothespins in your kitchen- use them to pin down parchment paper when pouring batter into square baking pans or loaf pans. In this photo I was making a type of Middle Eastern cake soaked in Orange Blossom Syrup. Remove pins before baking.

Have you done this or discovered other uses for clothespins in the kitchen?