Learn how to line a loaf pan with parchment paper in a cute creative way. This is an easy step-by-step guide to protecting your baked goods.
In this post I’m sharing a neat way to line a loaf pan with parchment paper so that the baked product come out practically gift wrapped. I promised in my post on lining a cake pan that I would share tips for lining different pans. This one is one is for a 9×5 loaf pan. Many techniques for lining rectangular pans either leaves the sides unprotected or has excess paper hanging from all sides. This technique does the opposite of both.
- Loaf pan
- Parchment paper
- Pencil, optional
Line a Loaf Pan
To start you will need a piece of parchment that measures the length and width of the pan, a pair of kitchen shears, a pencil if you need it, and of course a loaf pan.
Step 1- Lay the parchment paper on a flat surface placing the pan in the center. The base of the pan will be slightly more narrow than top. Draw a line from the narrow point at the base of the pan to the edge of the paper as a guide or just freely make the cut from the edge up to the base. Do this on all four corners.
Step 2- Remove the pan and fold the paper lengthwise along the cuts on both sides. Next, fold the top of the paper at the end of the cuts forming a neat rectangle.
Step 3- Fit the paper into the bottom of the pan lifting up the wide ends and unfolding into the shape of the pans. Tuck the two outer cuts behind the center flap of the paper at the head of the pan on both sides. Now you have a beautifully lined loaf pan to bake wonderful things in!