Every time I want to make a new recipe, I become very aware of how many kitchen gadgets I left behind when I moved to Texas.
Last week, I decided to check “rolling pin” off the list of things I still need!
I’ve only used one rolling pin in my entire life: my grandma’s wooden rolling pin. But I was flipping through a magazine recently and I saw mention of a silicone rolling pin. It sounded genius to me, but I had no idea if this was a common thing or if I was going to have to pay $40 at Williams-Sonoma to get it. And furthermore, I was rolling my eyes at the whole idea of buying a new rolling pin in general. I knew nothing of the rolling pin market, but I certainly wasn’t looking forward to spending $20 on something that I wouldn’t use that often and that I don’t consider exceptionally sexy as far as kitchen gadgets go.
However, I was pleasantly surprised! Not only did Target have the silicone rolling pin, but it was only $10.
So you put it in the freezer first to get it nice and chilly and then you get — to quote the Big Tymers — your motherf*ckin’ roll on.
This thing is pretty amazing. With the wooden rolling pin I’ve always used, I’d gotten in the habit of flouring the pin, the dough, and myself until the kitchen looked like a coke den. But with this, I needed minimal flour because the dough didn’t stick to the pin.
Plus, that thing has enough weight that it could totally be used as a weapon — something that increases a kitchen gadget’s rating exponentially in my book.
Anyway, I need you to get one, like…now. I also recommend while you’re out, you get some butter, milk, and a half-pound of ground sausage. Tomorrow, I’m going to show you how to make homemade biscuits and gravy for your weekend brunch and you’re going to want to be ready to um, roll out!