This method of keeping things from sticking to the pan is used most often for brownies, bar cookies, and fudge. The additional advantage of this method is that it allows you to easily lift the bars out of the pan before cutting them.
- Tear a piece of foil that is larger than the pan. Shape the foil over the outside of the pan bottom. Cut slits at the corners to make it fit neatly.
- Gently lift the shaped foil off the pan.
- Turn the pan over and fit the shaped foil into it. Leave an inch or two of overhang to use as "handles" to lift the baked goods out of the pan.