Bread sticking to parchment

Jo_King

Hello,

 

Well, I'm very proud - I made my first ever sourdough loaf (Auvergne Crown from Local Breads). I was pleased with the result - great taste, great crust - I'd like it a little less dense, but I'll give my starter more time when I next bake.

 

The only problem is that the bread stuck to the parchment paper - like it was glued on! I picked off what I could, then told my fellow eaters to chew with care (they chewed the paper and didn't even seem to notice!). What can I do? It was decent quality parchment, but maybe I need to use something else?

 

Ta,

 

Jo.

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TedinOz 2011 January 31

Congratulations on your first loaf! You may want to try a thin oil film on the parchment to prevent sticking, either just rub it over by hand or spray on. But if you are adverse to using oil a light dusting with semolina before loading your loaf also works a treat to prevent sticking.

 

Cheers..

Muff 2011 February 1

Shouldn't be an issue, especially to the degree you describe. A bit of oil or dusting will help, but I suspect something else must be going on. Is it really parchment? Was the dough in contact with the paper wet to the touch? If the paper isn't real baking parchment there could be a problem, and very wet doughs will stick. (Solutions obvious!)

 

Good luck,

 

Muff

rossnroller 2011 February 1

I use parchment paper all the time and have never had a bread stick as you describe, Jo. Have never used oil, flour, semolina or anything else on it. I find I can pull it out from under the dough with a bit of agitating about 15 minutes into the bake.

jem 2011 February 1

I have never used any sort of paper when baking bread, but I've thought it might be handy from time to time, so I'm interested in this.

The baking parchment is different to products like GladBake isn't it?

Cheers

J

Jo_King 2011 February 1

Thanks for all your comments. I'm in the UK, and I'm using parchment (rather than plain greaseproof). I don't think the paper was wet, but I'm not 100% sure. It was quite a wet dough though.  Should really have used extra flour - even though I've been baking for years, I seem to have lost my common sense in a sourdough related panic!

 

I've got a second loaf rising now (though it's a long rise), so I'll bake this evening and see how it goes. I'm now off to improvise a banneton! I'll let you know how it goes.

DEaton 2017 January 27

I just made a bread for the first time off a king arthur recipe and had the exact same issue.  The dough was quite sticky as it was supposed to be according to instructions.  I used a pizza stone and parchment paper to bake it on, as instructed.  The parchment stuck to the bread something awful.  I had to skin the bottom of the loaf off to serve it.  The bread was fantastic, but I can't understand why the parchment paper would stick like that.  I made the round loaf on a floured workspace so the bottom wasn't just totally wet dough on the parchment.  The loaf set for an hour to rise on the parchment before i slid it onto the preheated stone.

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farinam 2017 January 28

Hello DEaton,

I would guess that your problem was the fact that you let it sit for an hour.  The dough basically glued itself to the paper and then the baking temperature finished the job.

Normally, you would prove your loaf with the seam side up in a basket or banneton and then invert it onto the parchment just before slashing and baking.

Perhaps you should try using a recipe at a lower hydration until you find your feet with some of the techniques.  Have a read of the Beginners Blogs (Home page right hand column) and the Pane francesa recipe given in them is a very good one to learn with.

Good luck with your projects.

Farinam

Loafer 2017 February 6

I had a roll of parchment paper were everything stuck to it

Aldi brand

I think it was a dud roll

I used more oil to finish the roll,(hate waisting stuff and live too far away to justifiy returning it)

The new roll ,same brand works well,.the rolls before worked well too

Fournos 2017 September 10

Let me share my tip. It worked for me as the bread was still warm, I don't know if it works when cold. Get the bread with the stuck paper and use a small clean paintbrush which you dip into a glass of water and then moist small parts of the stuck paper while pulling the paper off slowly with the other hand.

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