It’s zucchini season around the realfoodtraveler.com offices so I took the opportunity to make muffins using PaperChef’s Parchment Lotus Cups. These parchment cups are a new addition to PaperCher’s line of cooking products and it’s a good one. These culinary parchment cups are pretty and easy to use.
Parchment paper has long been a baking staple. Used as a disposable, non-stick surface, parchment paper (aka bakery paper or baking paper) eliminates the need for greasing pans. PaperChef’s Parchment Lotus Cups do exactly that—and more.
Normally when making zucchini muffins in my trusty old muffin tins, I apply cooking spray and then dust with flour. It’s a messy process. With the parchment cups, I just lined the muffin cups with the paper liners, filled them with batter, and baked. No grease, no flour, no mess.
I was pleasantly surprised how attractive the parchment cups are. Unlike regular muffin cups, PaperChef Parchment Lotus Cups are fluted well above the surface of the muffin top. The deeper cup makes them perfect for large muffins. They also have smooth sides rather than the tight accordion fold of regular baking cups. They come in four colors: teal, purple, baby blue and grey with 12 cups to a box.
When the muffins finished baking, they came out of the Parchment Cups easily, much more easily than with regular muffin cups. They also made my lowly zucchini muffins look special and kept them moist and delicious for several days. These parchment cups would be great for baking special occasion sweet or savory items. You can even use them to make individual entree servings like mac and cheese or baked eggs.
Would I use PaperChef Parchment Lotus Cups again? Absolutely. They’re fun, easy-to-use, eliminate mess, keep dishes fresher, and make your food look great. – Bobbie Hasselbring, RFT Editor