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Christmas Cake Decorating Ideas: Rolling Pins
DescriptionA rolling pin is a cylindrical shaped food preparation tool used to form and flatten dough into desired shapes. Two types of rolling pins can be found: wooden rods and roller pins. Wooden rods have short ends, while roller pins have long ends. Roller pins are used for preparing all kinds of dough, such as biscuits, rolls, soups, pies, cakes and more. Wooden rods are commonly used for tough dough that cannot be rolled with a wooden pin or with plastic rolling pins.
Both types of rolling pins have their advantages and disadvantages. Wooden rods are preferred over roller pins for handling difficult dough, since the former can handle thicker and heavier dough that roller pins cannot. Wooden rods can also be bought pre-measured, thus making it easier to prepare a specific sized piece of dough. In addition, wooden rods are often hand crafted to give them an extra touch of class.
Rubber and French rolling pins are different styles of dough rolling pins. The former uses spring like material to push the pins into the dough; French rolling pins use hydraulic materials for pushing the pins into the dough. The advantage of using a rubber rolling pin is that they do not damage the dough when they are pushed down. On the other hand, French rolling pins will damage the pin if they are forced too far into the dough. Most bakers prefer the latter type.
There are different types of rolling pins available for different purposes. For example, there are pastry rolling pins that can be used for preparing French and pie doughs, coffee cake and angel food cake. Baking sheets are also available to prepare cookie dough for pie doughs and coffee cakes.
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Bakers who use special sized and heavy-duty pins will notice that they usually don't have the same amount of weight they used to. This is due to the way how the handles are crafted. Usually the thickest and strongest wood is used. This gives the baker's the leverage they need to stretch out the dough.
Wooden rolling pins have come a long way in their usage over the years. Traditionally, these wooden rolling pins were made out of oak and pine. They were heavy and cumbersome, but they helped make making the biscuits much easier. At one time, the most preferred material used for these wooden rolling pins was walnut. They could be used in any type of recipe requiring a sturdy pin. People also loved the natural look that came with these wooden pins.
Rolling pins can be used to make biscuits, roll ups, or just about anything else. Some have different sizes, some are long and thin and some are wide and thin. Some brands are better than others. Some brands require special handles, while others just work with regular wooden pins. The great thing about six rolling pins is they can be used in combination with each other. The six rolling pins will ensure all your baking projects turn out great.
People love working with nuts. You can use these little pluses to create unique pieces of jewelry, place them into trays for candy, and even use them to decorate the walls of your kitchen. If you want to get more creative with nuts, try making mini pies. Instead of using a standard cookie cutter, use a melon baller to create a round shape. Then use the six rolling pins to outline the baller in chocolate, icing, and then press it into the bottom of the pie. Make sure to allow about an inch of room for the balls to squeeze through.
If you have a bench scraper at home, you can use this to scrape off the excess wax paper from dough sheets before folding them in half. Before rolling out the dough, brush it with oil. This will keep the dough from sticking to the bench scraper. After you have the dough on the bench scraper, spoon it onto the wooden rolling pin. Then roll out the dough by pressing it down with the rolling pin and stretching it to make tight layers.
Place the first few layers on the baking sheet, and then use the wooden rolling pin to roll out the rest of the dough. When finished, place the last three layers on top of the first, press down firmly, and then smooth out the top of the cake. Before you know it, you'll have a perfectly rolled, perfectly shaped cake.