The Rolling Pin

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The Rolling Pin

Post by charliechops » Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:48 pm

In the olden days there was a kitchen utensil called a Rolling Pin. It was a large heavy cylindrical wooden thing with a handle at each end. Every housewife was proud to own one, just like their husbands were proud of their favourite armchair. She would go to her kitchen, don an apron and put this thing to good use. About an hour later she would emerge with a lovely steaming pie for the family's tea, and sometimes she'd get a pat on the back from dad for her efforts. Nowdays they just stick a pasty in the microwave. They're not the women their mothers were.


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Post by Jeff » Sat Jan 01, 2005 11:58 pm

Rolling pins were something you used when you made your own pastry.

Now you just buy it in a packet from the supermarket.

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Post by Bluebottle » Sun Jan 02, 2005 1:51 am

Don't you still have to roll out the shop-bought pastry?

(Not that I make things with pastry, but I do have a glass rolling pin...)
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Post by Slippy Tin » Wed Jan 05, 2005 4:56 pm

Thank god for pre-rolled stuff. It put an end to being hit with a rolling pin by an angry missus. Now all we need to do is somehow make the frying pan obsolete
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Post by charliechops » Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:47 pm

Pre-rolled pastry eh? That's a new one on me. Don't tell me, they sell it in Marks and Sparks and it comes, lightly dusted with flour, in a very large round packet or pizza box, (stamped fragile). :lol:


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Post by Bubblehead » Sun Jun 18, 2006 6:13 pm

I have a marble rolling pin but I don't make my own pastry.

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Post by Bluebottle » Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:08 pm

Slippy Tin wrote:Now all we need to do is somehow make the frying pan obsolete
Surely the frying pan is the most useful kitchen implement?!

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Post by pandammonium » Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:11 pm

When I was a student, my frying pan was used in a game of living-room tennis. It never recovered from my student days...
charliechops wrote:Pre-rolled pastry eh? That's a new one on me. Don't tell me, they sell it in Marks and Sparks and it comes, lightly dusted with flour, in a very large round packet or pizza box, (stamped fragile). :lol:
It comes raw, and it's actually quite handy for when you fancy making a pie or whatnot and you just haven't the time (or can't be bothered) to make real pastry. You can buy it fresh or frozen, shortcrust, puff or filo. It's often a good idea to buy puff or filo if you need those, as they're such a hassle to make and puff requires a shed load of butter. Using pre-made pastry is just a convenience.

You can also get unrolled pre-made pastry. It all depends on what you want.

Oh, and Tesco sells it (in the freezer section and in the butter section).

You can buy pastry cases that have already been baked blind; they probably need the fragile label.
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Post by Bubblehead » Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:06 pm

I don't have a frying pan but I have a wok.

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Post by Drumlady » Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:24 pm

Woks are useful but not nearly so effective as frying pans (or frypans as they seem to be now) for banging people over the head.

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Post by Bubblehead » Sat Jul 01, 2006 7:41 pm

Rolling pins do well for weapons.

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Post by dave mc » Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:46 am

... so do guns!
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Post by Bubblehead » Mon Jul 03, 2006 6:30 pm

Guns don't roll out pastry very well though.

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Post by dave mc » Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:19 am

... might do. :oops:
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Post by choccygirl » Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:15 pm

I still make pastry and own a rolling pin!


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