Woman reveals we've been tearing greaseproof paper 'wrong' – and the 'right' way it blowing people's minds

THERE'S no denying that we've got properly into baking over lockdown – but that doesn't mean we're mastered everything that goes along with it.

For instance, we still can't line our tins with greaseproof paper without accidentally turning it into shreds first.

Sound familiar? Well don't worry because one TikTok user has revealed the "right way" to tear baking parchment – and it's blowing people's minds.

In the viral clip, Sofia Shanahan explained how she'd been doing it "wrong" for years.

After tearing a piece off with the box open, Sofia zoomed in on the jagged edges.

She asked: "Did anyone else know that you're not supposed to do this?"


Showing followers the "correct" way to do it, Sofia left a piece of baking paper hanging out of the box and tucked the lid behind it.

When she goes to rip off a second piece of greaseproof paper, it tears much more easily.

She added: "Did anyone else know that?!"

The video has racked up over 326,000 "likes" on TikTok and people in the comments said it was the best life hack they'd found so far.

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One replied: "THIS APP I SWEAR!"

Another added: "TikTok hitting me with all the knowledge."

"Sorry what," a third replied. "I've wasted 40 years of my life not knowing this…"

For more life hacks, this mum-of-five shared her ‘genius’ space-saving laundry basket hack which halves the time she spends sorting clothes.

And mums raved about hidden oven feature so you can take OFF the door and clean it properly.

Plus we’ve been wearing our dressing gowns all wrong as this mum shared her ‘game-changing’ hack.

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