The Basics: Classic Rolling Pin


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Classic Rolling Pin

A traditional rolling pin may be identified by it’s cylindrical shape with handles on either end. The center portion generally ranges 10-inches in length & about 2 1/2 to 3-inches in diameter. Expect the entire tool to measure approximately 17 1/2-inches in length overall as it easily fits inside standard kitchen drawers. Although most are crafted from wood species including beech, rosewood & olive, marble, glass & stainless steel versions are available. When using wooden pins, it’s awfully important to hand wash the tools after use & allow them to dry on the countertop before storing. Learn how to prepare a classic pie crust using this indispensable item.


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How To Use A Classic Rolling Pin

A classic-style wooden pastry pin makes rolling all sorts of doughs ranging from cookies to pie crust more manageable. The handles on this particular model make it simple for first time users to begin the rolling technique with ease. Once a general shape has been started, a gentle pressing in any direction will have doughs flattened quickly & easily.


The Technique

  In order to craft beautiful pies for Thanksgiving celebrations & beyond, roll Buttermilk-Cornmeal Pastry Dough & others into a circle on a lightly floured surface. Use the handles to control the movement to create an even thickness. Next, place the dough over a lightly greased pie plate being certain about an inch or so of the dough hangs over the lip edge, then fit it into the bottom & sides. Fold the overhang under & crimp the crust as desired. Proceed as directed with specific recipe instruction.

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