Cooking in Parchment Photo Tutorial

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    Cut off a square of parchment paper and fold it in half.

    Cooking in Parchment
    Cooking in Parchment. Kevin D Weeks
    Cooking in a parchment paper envelope seals in flavors and juices and makes a beautiful presentation. Begin by cutting off a square of parchment paper and folding it in half.
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    Cut out a heart shape.

    Cooking in Parchment
    Cooking in Parchment. Kevin D Weeks
    Cut out a heart shape.
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    Position the primary ingredient.

    Cooking in Parchment
    Cooking in Parchment. Kevin D Weeks
    Open the heart out and place whatever is to be cooked to one side of the center.
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    Add any additional dry ingredients

    Cooking in Parchment
    Cooking in Parchment. Kevin D Weeks
    Add any additional dry ingredients.
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    Make a small fold

    Cooking in Parchment
    Cooking in Parchment. Kevin D Weeks
    Beginning at the top of the heart, make a small fold.
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    Make another small fold

    Cooking in Parchment
    Cooking in Parchment. Kevin D Weeks
    Make another small fold, overlapping and sealing the first one and repeat.
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    Continue making folds

    Cooking in Parchment
    Cooking in Parchment. Kevin D Weeks
    Continue making folds, each overlapping the previous one to the base of the heart.
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    You will end up with a pigtail

    Cooking in Parchment
    Cooking in Parchment. Kevin D Weeks
    You will end up with a pigtail.
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    Fold the little pigtail underneath

    Cooking in Parchment
    Cooking in Parchment. Kevin D Weeks
    If you're adding liquid to the package, pour it in now, then fold the little pigtail underneath, completing the seal.
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    Using a sharp knife or scissors cut open the top of the package.

    Cooking in Parchment
    Cooking in Parchment. Kevin D Weeks
    Bake until done, set on a plate, and using a sharp knife or scissors cut open the top of the package being careful not to burn yourself in the steam released.