I have met a new friend, this parchment paper. She barely lifts a finger, effortlessly releasing these artisan loaves.
No more scraping bottoms of loaves from the pan.
No more piling up a 1/4 inch layer of corn meal (or regular flour for prosphora) under my loaf in order to prevent the finished loaf from sticking to the pan.
No more unintended flat bread from the dough sliding and spreading out on a greased pan.
Just brown loaves of goodness, sliding off the pan onto the baking rack.
Gift from God #638: Parchment Paper
If anyone knows a reason why one couldn't use parchment paper under prosphora, let me know! I can't wait to use it when it's my next turn to make it!