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Why You Need A Silpat (Or Two)

April 2, 2009

Have you ever heard of a Silpat? No, that’s not a typo and I’m not speaking French. A Silpat is a silicone baking mat. They’re floppy, somewhat tacky feeling and outlined in a bright orange color, but somehow all of those magical properties combine to form a perfectly non-stick mat on which you can bake all sorts of things.

Not convinced yet? Maybe this will do the trick.

Here are your cookies baked with a Silpat on a jelly roll pan.


So round, so pretty, so perfect.

And here are your cookies baked with a parchment / wax paper (NOT recommended) covered jelly roll pan.


So, so unfortunate. All misshapen and flat.

To recap: round, pretty and perfect cookies – use a Silpat. It also comes in handy for other things, like making sticky candy, and never needs to be greased or oiled. I love the one I have so much I’m going to be buying another one soon! You can find them on or at stores like Bed Bath & Beyond and Macy’s.

  1. Christine permalink
    April 2, 2009 4:51 pm

    I love my Silpat!

  2. April 6, 2009 2:24 pm

    Mine has a black edge – we made a stromboli on it and you can see a perfect outline of where the stromboli had been sitting – did this happen to you? Any stains on your silpat?

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