Recipe for a Rolling Pin

Rolling Pins at Pie Cottage

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Today I’d like to share with you a quick tip on how I care for my rolling pins.

As you know, I am privileged to teach workshops at Pie Cottage and around the country. I supply rolling pins for attendees to try while in class.

Yes, I even travel with my favorite double ended French tapered pins. They are the first things to go into my satchel when packing for a travel workshop.

After completing an unbaked pie in the workshop session, I show just how easy it is to wipe the pin down immediately and thoroughly with a clean paper towel. But after workshops, I find that not everyone has done this quite as throughly as I would like and after everyone has left, I might find some dried dough bits on the cylinder. They must come off before the next workshop as a clean pin makes for a much more enjoyable roll out experience.

Yes, you could use a fingernail to scrape them off, but honestly I don’t find that too appealing and I would imagine that you don’t either.

So here are three very easy steps to get those rid of those bits. A recipe if you will!

Recipe for a Rolling Pin

Recipe for a Rolling Pin
 
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Recipe type: Pastry Tips
 
it's easy to keep your rolling pin clean and smooth. Here's how to do it.
Ingredients
  • Rolling Pin
  • Clean Damp Cloth
  • Clean Paper Towel
Procedure
  1. Take a damp cloth...I use a clean tea towel that is rung out well...and wrap it around the cylinder of the rolling pin and set aside.
  2. Go about your other chores and in 30 minutes or less, those dried on bits will be soft.
  3. With a clean paper towel, thoroughly wipe down the cylinder of the pin and discard the paper towel.

Take a damp cloth…I use a clean tea towel that is rung out well…and wrap it around the cylinder of the rolling pin and set aside.
Go about your other chores and in 30 minutes or less, those dried on bits will be soft.
With a clean paper towel, thoroughly wipe down the cylinder of the pin and discard the paper towel.
That’s it! The bits are gone and your pin is as satiny smooth as it was when it was new and ready for your next dough rolling session!

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