Though I have a non-stick loaf pan, I line it with parchment paper every time I use it. This prevents sticky mess (though it is a non-stick pan, it still can get a little messy) and makes it easy to lift the baked goodies from the loaf pan - Easy Peasy! You can also learn to line your loaf pan with parchment paper by following these simple steps.
You would need
- Loaf Pan
- Parchment Paper
- Ruler (optional)
- Cooking Spray/ Oil and Pastry Brush
- Kitchen Scissors
Start by measuring your loaf pan - length, width and height. Cut two rectangular pieces from parchment paper. One rectangular piece should match the width of the pan. The second rectangular piece would match the length of the pan. The rectangular pieces should be long enough to cover the bottom of the pan and hang over the sides of the pan.
Grease the bottom of the loaf pan with cooking spray or the pastry brush dipped in oil.
Place one of the rectangular parchment pieces and crease the edges so that it fits snugly.
Grease again but this time apply the oil on the parchment paper. This would ensure that when you place the second piece of parchment paper, it will stick to the first one.
Now place the second piece of parchment paper on top of the first one. Crease these pieces along the edges of the loaf pan so that it fits nicely. You can grease again. Trim the edges with a pair of scissors if required to make the parchment paper be flush with the pan (optional).
When you are done baking, simply lift the baked goodies from the loaf pan by picking the parchment paper. Remove the parchment paper from the bread/cake.