I had never seen a taco server before but it does have the right shape, however you'd have to be the size of a Barbie doll to enjoy it i.e its far too small!
My latest guess it that it could be dragged along something to cut/indent rather than just as a rocking/pounding tool...
A ravioli tool is usually a circle/square shape. could you create strips for pasta?
Maybe it is just for crimping pastry at the edges?!
Even if I don't gain a definitive answer I certainly have a list of 100's of things to do with one tool
Unfortunately it doesn't have any markings on it and actually I don't believe it came with a drum.
MadCook - do you have one too? Could you post a picture? Yes having researched making Surkal I can't find anything that actually looks like it but I think warming it to melt butter is a good idea. I only do a bit of cooking now and then but I've heard mixing butter with flour for pastry should always be done cold..
Can't post a picture. My camera has gone west.
I only use it for softening butter for spreading on bread, not for butter for baking. I sometimes get lumbered with making industrial quantities of d=sandwiches for church events.
Mad Cook - The fact that both you and Step are both in England supports my idea that this item is unique to England. The item that I was trying to post in that tiny little picture is a butter curler and says it is from England made by the Nutbrown company.
Here are some I saw on Ebay. They are very similar to the utensil you have.
I wasn't saying that it was a butter curler, just that it is made similar to one, just with a different head. Mad Cook is using it in the kitchen and Step's grandmother referred to it as a kitchen utensil.