Greaseproof paper is used in baking and cooking as a non-stick surface that is heat resistant. This allows for your cooking to not stick to the base and is often referred to as bakery paper or parchment paper.
Yes, greaseproof paper can be used in the microwave and isn’t affected by the radiation of the microwave. Greaseproof paper can be heated by the contents they are holding and you should be cautious if you are heating food for long periods of time.
Yes! Greaseproof paper can be used in a frying pan and is a useful way of cooking fish in a non-stick pan. Add a splash of oil to a pan and then place the paper on top as this will keep the paper in place. Make sure that the paper is cut to fit inside the frying pan and doesn’t drape over the edge as it could be set on fire.
You can reuse greaseproof paper before throwing it away. This works especially well when cooking singular items such as cookies, as the old crumbs won’t contaminate the new mix. It doesn’t work as well with cakes as crumbs from the previous bake can be stuck on the paper.
Greaseproof paper and baking paper do share a lot of similar properties, but they are different. Greaseproof paper contains wax which acts as a barrier for fatty and oily foods. Baking paper is paper coated with silicone and can withstand higher heats. Baking paper is heat resistant up to 220°C and can withstand higher temperatures but watch out for the edges that will turn brown.
No, greaseproof paper is not edible. Please do not try to eat greaseproof paper.