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Genius baking paper hack resurfaces as lockdown baking takes off again

A genius baking hack helping home cooks perfect their cakes every time has taken off again as lockdown baking takes off across Australia.

The simple trick is to fold or crumple the baking paper to get it to fit your pan.

In the newest version of the hack Australian mum of two, Belinda, who goes by the savvy mumma on Instagram, simply takes the crumpled piece of paper and runs it under her tap for a few seconds. 

  

A genius baking hack helping home cooks perfect their cakes every time has taken off again as lockdown baking takes off again

In the newest version of the hack mum of two, Belinda, who goes by the savvy mumma on Instagram, simply takes the crumpled piece of paper and runs it under her tap for a few seconds

In the newest version of the hack mum of two, Belinda, who goes by the savvy mumma on Instagram, simply takes the crumpled piece of paper and runs it under her tap for a few seconds

‘Wet the baking paper and rinse,’ the mum explained in the video.

When the paper sat nicely in the pan she said ‘voila’.

‘We are done here, no tears in the paper, no greasy butter and no chance the batter will stick to the ‘non-stick’ tins,’ she said.

And the trick left hundreds amazed with her followers calling her clever and admitting they had never heard of the trick before.

‘Even just crunching it in a ball without the water can help,’ one person said on the post.

Last year a baking enthusiast took the internet by storm when she shared a very similar trick she said insured she always used the right amount of paper. 

The mum simply crumples the baking paper

And rinses it under water

The mum crumples the baking paper and then rinses it under water

She then proudly shows off how well it fit

She said there were no rips in the paper and she was happy

The result was a piece of paper which fit nicely in place

Australian cooking enthusiast Mon Mack posted on TikTok, where she explained how she cuts a circle of baking paper to fit the bottom of her tin by following a simple ‘life hack’, and you can do it too. 

Demonstrating how she does it in a short video, Mon said she first cuts a piece of baking paper, which she then folds it into a square, and then a triangle.  

A foodie originally took n the internet by storm after she shared a clip revealing how she makes sure she has the perfect amount of baking paper in her cake tin every time (pictured doing it)

A foodie originally took n the internet by storm after she shared a clip revealing how she makes sure she has the perfect amount of baking paper in her cake tin every time (pictured doing it)

Australian cooking enthusiast Mon Mack posted on TikTok, where she explained how she cuts a circle of baking paper to fit the bottom of her tin by following a simple 'life hack' (steps pictured)

Australian cooking enthusiast Mon Mack posted on TikTok, where she explained how she cuts a circle of baking paper to fit the bottom of her tin by following a simple 'life hack' (steps pictured)

Australian cooking enthusiast Mon Mack posted on TikTok, where she explained how she cuts a circle of baking paper to fit the bottom of her tin by following a simple ‘life hack’ (steps pictured)

Following this, she folds the triangle again to turn it into a point shape, and then she puts the tip directly in the centre of a circular cake tin to measure it.

Then, all you need to do is cut away the excess baking paper from around the outside and expand what is left.

You should be left with the perfect circle inside your cake tin. 

After you have folded the paper into a triangle and then a point, cut away the excess baking paper from around the outside and expand what is left (pictured)

After you have folded the paper into a triangle and then a point, cut away the excess baking paper from around the outside and expand what is left (pictured)

After you have folded the paper into a triangle and then a point, cut away the excess baking paper from around the outside and expand what is left (pictured)

Since the clip was shared, more than five million have watched it and thousands have expressed how much they wish they had known this trick their entire lives (pictured)

Since the clip was shared, more than five million have watched it and thousands have expressed how much they wish they had known this trick their entire lives (pictured)

Since the clip was shared, more than five million have watched it and thousands have expressed how much they wish they had known this trick their entire lives (pictured)

Since the clip was shared, more than five million have watched it and thousands have expressed how much they wish they had known this trick their entire lives:

‘That is so cool, definitely giving it a go,’ one person said.

‘I have been doing this for six months and it honestly saves me so much time,’ another added.

A third posted: ‘They teach this in culinary school and it’s a game changer’.

Some asked what Mon would do about the sides of the baking tin, to which she said she usually just adds a little excess butter and then uses a knife to gently ease the cake out of the tin at the end of baking.

Others highlighted that this hack is derived from the French cartouche cooking technique.

This sees chefs create a round piece of parchment or baking paper to cover the surface of a stock, sauce, stew or soup, which helps to reduce evaporation, keep ingredients submerged and prevent a skin from forming on the top.

If you have a square baking tin, Mon said you can also ensure you also have the right amount of baking paper using just one piece (pictured in process)

If you have a square baking tin, Mon said you can also ensure you also have the right amount of baking paper using just one piece (pictured in process)

If you have a square baking tin, Mon said you can also ensure you also have the right amount of baking paper using just one piece (pictured in process)

Many were impressed and said they would also try the trick with the square tin (pictured in action)

Many were impressed and said they would also try the trick with the square tin (pictured in action)

Many were impressed and said they would also try the trick with the square tin (pictured in action)

If you have a square baking tin, Mon said you can also ensure you also have the right amount of baking paper using just one piece.

To do this, she said in another TikTok video, all you need to do is cut a piece of baking paper that is bigger than your tin, sit it underneath the tin and then cut in a straight line up to the tin so that you have four flaps.

Fold all of these in to the centre of the piece of paper, before folding it back out and folding down the flaps.

Then, all you need to do is gently slide it into your square tin, where the sheet should also cover the sides as well as the base.

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