What is parchment paper?

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The paper used in 1700's and 1800's with a quill and ink.

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What type of paper is the constitution made of?

The US Constitution was written on parchment paper. Parchment is made from either calfskin, sheepskin or goatskin, although I could not find the exact makeup of the US constitution.

What was the original constitution written on?

parchment paper Auburn, MA

What parchment was made of?

made from calfskin, sheepskin or goatskin, often split

What was written on the Declaration of Independence?

The Declaration of Independence was written on parchment. The term parchment is a general term for an animal skin which has been prepared for writing or printing. Parchment has been made for centuries, and is usually calf, goat, or sheep skin.

On what material was the original declaration of independence drafted?

ParchmentThe Declaration of Independence is written on vellum parchment, which is made from sheepskin and written in Iron Gall Ink. HempMany supporters of the legalization of marijuana often mistakenly say that the Declaration of Independence is written on hemp but they are only partially correct.The original drafts of The Declaration of Independence were written on paper material made from Hemp which is, yes, the same plant as marijuana.The majority of paper at the time was made from a combination of hemp and flax as well as the occasional use of a verity of recycled cloth fibers.The final document which is housed in the National Archives was treated as any other important historical document at the time and indeed even to day would be. After the final product was approved (which happened to be on hemp paper) it was then transferred to a fine Vellum parchment made of sheepskin which was the practice for any significant document for well over a millennium.

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Can you bake a cheesecake with parchment paper?

You can in fact bake a cheesecake with parchment paper. The only thing that may be an issue is that the cheesecake may stick to the paper. In this case, you can lightly grease the parchment paper to avoid this.

Can you use parchment paper when it calls for an ungreased cookie sheet?

Yes, parchment paper will not affect the cookie.

Where can you get baking parchment?

Most stores carry it with the aluminum foil and wax paper.

What is a baking parchment?

Baking parchment is also called parchment paper and is available in most grocery stores. Parchment looks and feels like unwaxed wax paper.

Is waxed paper the same as baking paper?

Butter paper is parchment paper but in some countries they call it butter paper

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What is the difference between parchment paper for cooking and parchment paper for writing on?

The papyrus was made of a plant and the parchmentwas made of animal skin.

How do you make a pastry bag out of parchment paper?

with a piece of paper

Parchment Paper?

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What is the difference between wax paper and parchment paper?

Parchment is effectively teflon coated. Wax paper is wax coated. Parchment paper is non-stick even at high temperatures. Wax paper at high temps will melt and stick to the product. Wax paper is ideal for warming bread products(sandwiches,burrito's) in the microwave. Parchment paper is more versatile. For more info go to

Where is the parchment in poptropica?

The paper is in the house on the rocks.