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Old 08-31-2008, 03:38 PM
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What's your favorite type of rolling pin? Is there a trick to using them?

I am rolling pin challenged, I can't seem to make them work. I have the good old wooden one, and one that you put water in and freeze, because anyone (but me) can make those work. Now I'm being told a marble one, or a french one...maybe I should go for a marble french one. Also it's not the dough...I can make the dough and other people don't have a problem rolling out my dough, except for me...

Any thoughts?
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:16 PM
 
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I only have my wooden one and it seems to work okay.
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Near Devil's Pond, Georgia
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I have a simple wooden one about 20 inches by 1-1/8 inches in diameter. It is nothing more than a glorified stick or dowel. It does not have handles. I use it almost exclusively. I also have a heavy granite one with handles that I sometimes use...mostly with chilled doughs.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Mid Missouri (Miz-oo-ree)
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Wine bottles make good ones. I have one that was my grandma's (mom's mom) and it is great. Most of the new bottles are made the same way, Look for a deep concave in the bottom for a finger to fit in. They don't get as sticky when you have excess mosture in your dough ( or should I say they let loose a little easier). They clean up easy too. As for use just keep it flowered well and don't over press and wet it. Practice

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Old 08-31-2008, 09:33 PM
 
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I use my grandfather's marble one. Okay, I know that doesn't help you at all, but I was just using it yesterday and thinking of him... what is your problem with rolling? Is it uneven? Does it stick? That might help people give better suggestions or tips.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:36 PM
 
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I have so many pins.
2 marble for my puff pastry
1 that you put water in and freeze also for puff pastry
1 wood for yeast dough
3 mini various sizes for cakes decorations and small pastries
1 long dowel about 3 feet long for strudel dough

IMO there is no perfect pin, whatever you feel comfortable with, is good for all jobs.
As well works the bottle.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:36 PM
 
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I used a handmade wooden one with graduated rings that is similar to this one:

Rolling Pin Rings (http://www.kingarthurflour.com/items/Rolling_Pin_Rings - broken link)

This allows for the different dough thickness to be achieved without any guesswork.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:41 PM
 
Location: friendswood texas
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I am as challenged as you are. I had a marble one, couldn't roll dough out to save my life. It never would fit the pan. My Grandma, bless her, sent me her wooden rolling pin which is about 40 yrs old and a tupperware mat that has the different size rings on it. I haven't had a problem rolling out dough ever since then. I think maybe the mat is what is helping me as long as I have it good and floured it seems to do a good job.
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:48 AM
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I can't get anything to roll in the shape I want, to get it even I end up with a square looking thing when I'm trying for a rectangle. If I use chopsticks to keep it all the same thickness, I still end up with a mess, I just don't know how to explain it. I've pushed harder, as was once suggested, I've pushed lighter as another suggestions.

Here's the thing...I've lived 40+ years without making a rolling pin work, and frustrated but okay with that. Now I want to make my own crackers, and it doesn't look like any of my other compensation skills is going to work for making crackers. I even tried running it through my pasta maker...
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:20 AM
 
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Mind sharing the recipe so I would play with it and give you the apropiate advices?
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