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Old 12-10-2005, 10:47 AM   #1
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Strange Rolling Pin

I have a wooden rolling pin that has rows of pyramids down the length. Does anyone know what it is used for? The pyramids are bout 1/4 inch square.
I bought it at a warehouse sale of kitchen gadgets many years ago.

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Old 12-10-2005, 02:55 PM   #2
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Probably used to cut out little pasta or cookie shapes.
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Old 12-10-2005, 03:10 PM   #3
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That would be my guess also. I've seen different designs on them, but don't know if I have seen the one you mention.
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Old 12-10-2005, 06:00 PM   #4
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Is it to make a lattice-effect topping for pies?
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Old 12-11-2005, 01:22 AM   #5
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I have a wooden rolling pin that has rows of pyramids down the length. Does anyone know what it is used for? The pyramids are bout 1/4 inch square.
I bought it at a warehouse sale of kitchen gadgets many years ago.
Gerrycooks, I have this rolling pin too. I got mine at a thrift store years ago. It was in brand new condition. I collect rolling pins and this caught my eye, well, they all do. I have so many. My understanding when asking people over the years, in stores where they sell rolling pins like in Solvang, it's used to dock/doc/dok/doche dough. Puncuture/perforate it in other words. For what reason you'd want this done, I have no idea. I just got it for the looks. It will serve no useful purpose for me except that I enjoy rolling pins.
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Thank you all for the answers. The docking sounds like what it was used for. The pyramids could not cut pie dough only make dents in it.
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I'm not sure docking is the answer. There are docking tools and if you don't have one, you use a fork. Making dents in the dough wouldn't have the same effect.
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Old 12-14-2005, 02:59 PM   #8
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The rolling pin is a Lefse rolling pin/ It is used for making Lefse a flat bread made from potatoes. It is cooked on a flat grill. If you look at the Maid of Scandavia web site it is D in the picture of rolling pins.
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