thecupcakemom Posted 10 Apr 2007 , 12:58am
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How do you roll out the dough between layers of parchment w/o the parchment sliding all over? I tried placing a wet papertowel underneath...worked great until the water soaked through. Can anyone help a sister out?? icon_lol.gif

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IloveYorkies85 Posted 10 Apr 2007 , 1:04am
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Oh I know exactly what you mean! No, I can't figure it out either except only rolling in one direction...... icon_sad.gif

Cakerer Posted 10 Apr 2007 , 1:06am
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I usually put a few drops of water on the counter to hold the bottom and sadly, the top...well, I roll the parchment large enough so it hangs off the counter so I can just lean against it. This is a great question...I would love to know - there must be a better way.

Cakerer Posted 10 Apr 2007 , 1:07am
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correction....I use wax paper, not parchment when rolling them out, but I bake them on parchment.

idoweddingcookies Posted 10 Apr 2007 , 1:08am
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I've used a non skid liner (dollar store) or my silpat.
HTH

idoweddingcookies Posted 10 Apr 2007 , 1:09am
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I've used a non skid liner (dollar store) or my silpat.
HTH

bethola Posted 10 Apr 2007 , 1:09am
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Cakerer! I thought I was the only one to do the "lean thing"! LOL

I'd like to know if there is a better way as well.

Beth in KY

ValMommytoDanny Posted 10 Apr 2007 , 1:11am
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I said this a couple of weeks ago... blasted stuff was all over and I was looking fondly at the duct tape for a second.

Honestly, I use large sheets of parchment, lay my thickness dowells on it and then slide it toward me.
<--That M&M shape over there helps because I must turn the bottom over the slide of the table just enough that I hold it with my... ahem... stomach.. hehe

Don't know why... it just happened that way and works well. (I just told on myself...hehe)

If anybody has a better way please share... icon_lol.gif

Cakerer Posted 10 Apr 2007 , 1:12am
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Does the non skid liner leave impressions on the dough? Or is it flat? non skid...is that like the shelf liner I use to stop the cakes from sliding in the car?

navaretteb Posted 10 Apr 2007 , 1:14am

This one made me chuckle because I do the same as bethola... cutting the bottom parchment longer than needed and enough to hang over the counter so I can lean into it, but I can only roll away from me.

I have also tried the non-skid mat, but I didn't have one long enough for the size I was rolling out and hand the dough uneven.

I prefer the lean-on method myself...LOL icon_redface.gif

Cakerer Posted 10 Apr 2007 , 1:14am

OK...the general consensus seems to be to lean against the parchment...LOL!!!!

IloveYorkies85 Posted 10 Apr 2007 , 1:14am

Ha, the lean does work well.... my tape didnt hold up

gateaux Posted 10 Apr 2007 , 1:27am

You can find flat non skid rolls, I found mine at Target in the cleaning products area It's white.

It was a little more expensive, because it full as oppose to the mesh but it's flat, I have a long piece holding my kitchen table cloth on the table, that darn table is way tooooo slick! Anyhow it works great. I have the mesh stuff on my countertop gripping my cutting boards. That way ther is nother that moves.
I love this stuff. I even used it on the inside of a velcro ribbon I had for my kids sippy cups. Then attached to his high chair with those toy rings, it was great each time the sipply went over, I just grapped the rings and voila! By the time my first was older, he would reach for it himself. Pretty fun game!

Good Luck.

cakesonoccasion Posted 10 Apr 2007 , 2:45am

I put my Silpat down first, then the bottom parchment, then my dowels, then my top sheet of parchment. Doesn't move an inch!

momsandraven Posted 10 Apr 2007 , 2:52am

Hee-hee! I'm a leaner too!! At least that darn belly of mine is good for something! We'll have to give it a fancy name, like the "Abdominal Grip Technique". LOL icon_lol.gif

gateaux Posted 10 Apr 2007 , 3:02am
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Originally Posted by momsandraven

Hee-hee! I'm a leaner too!! At least that darn belly of mine is good for something! We'll have to give it a fancy name, like the "Abdominal Grip Technique". LOL icon_lol.gif




Now I really like that one, I will be able to use it again in about 10 weeks or so, only baby #3 has arrived and I am a bit recovered. thumbs_up.gif

Good Luck

kissmycookie Posted 10 Apr 2007 , 3:09am

we use silicone mats like you find at target for $10, lay parchment over it, then use saran wrap on top and roll it out. Be sure the dough is really chilled well and you should need no flour unless you are using dough with dairy in it like cream or cream cheese. the cheaper silicone mats actually work better than the silpat's do for this, and I don't have to use my tummy icon_redface.gif

mjs4492 Posted 10 Apr 2007 , 3:20am

thecupcakemom:
you crack me up!!! thank you for this post. the title caught my attention right away and your message --- too funny!!! icon_lol.gif
I'm still snickering.

thecupcakemom Posted 10 Apr 2007 , 10:45am

Where in Target are the silicone mats located?

mawagner Posted 10 Apr 2007 , 10:54am

I will have to try the silcone mat trick, because I am a leaner, too! LOL

bethola Posted 10 Apr 2007 , 12:36pm
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Originally Posted by momsandraven

Hee-hee! I'm a leaner too!! At least that darn belly of mine is good for something! We'll have to give it a fancy name, like the "Abdominal Grip Technique". LOL icon_lol.gif




You need to put a patent on THAT name girl! When I teach my fondant class may I use it? LOL

Beth in KY

banba Posted 10 Apr 2007 , 10:58pm

Hi

I just learned about rolling between parchment sheets on this site yesterday. So I gave it a go today and I ended up doing the leaning thing which worked fine. Just make sure you cut enough paper to hang over the edge of the counter to lean on!

It's a cheap alternative until I invest in a non slip mat thingy?

Also the kids thought it was great fun holding the paper down while I rolled and it made them feel a bit involved in the making of the cookies too!

gateaux Posted 10 Apr 2007 , 11:58pm

I have not seen the silicone mats at Target. Maybe I was not looking in the right places. I found mine online or at the kitchen store.
But Target has then online too:

http://www.target.com/gp/search.html/601-4500733-1419316?field-keywords=silicone+mat&url=index%3Dtarget&ref=sr_bx_1_1

GoodLuck.

mississippigirl Posted 11 Apr 2007 , 12:05am

i do the famous lean on the counter move as well LOL. I thought i was the only one having this problem. I think i'll try to find that mat at walmart or order it online from Target. Unfortunatly the nearest target is 2 hours away in Memphis. Thanks for the advice

thecupcakemom Posted 11 Apr 2007 , 2:34am

I finally found a way to roll my cookie dough w/o wanting to throw the dough at the wall. icon_lol.gif

I pulled out two "flimsy" really thin cutting boards and rolled the dough between. Saved a ton of time and now I won't have to repaint my walls. icon_smile.gif

cambo Posted 11 Apr 2007 , 12:48pm

This thread is cracking me up!

KellJ Posted 11 Apr 2007 , 2:38pm

Sometimes I do the lean icon_biggrin.gif , but I also use packing tape and tape down my wax paper and it works perfect.

momsandraven Posted 11 Apr 2007 , 3:45pm

I wanted to add that I do NOT wait until my dough is chilled before I roll it out. I mix the dough, roll between parchment paper, and THEN chill it. I store it in the frig in a covered 11x15 pan, in 'sheets'. Then when I'm ready to use it, I can just cut and bake. I keep the scraps in a bowl til they are soft enough to re-roll, and then re-chill.

Because the dough is so cold when I bake it, it takes a little longer to bake, but it holds it's shape and detail fantastic.

By doing all of this, it is not quite as difficult to roll out the dough initially. I have carpal tunnel in both wrists, so I'm always looking for "kinder, gentler ways" to get stuff accomplished.

shanzah67 Posted 11 Apr 2007 , 5:08pm
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Originally Posted by momsandraven

Hee-hee! I'm a leaner too!! At least that darn belly of mine is good for something! We'll have to give it a fancy name, like the "Abdominal Grip Technique". LOL icon_lol.gif




icon_lol.gif I know what you mean!

I roll my cookie dough out between wax paper right after I make it. It's so much easier that way. I put it on a cookie sheet and store in the fridge to chill.

MandyE Posted 11 Apr 2007 , 5:25pm

Totally cracking up over here because I'm a leaner too. I thought I was the only one! icon_wink.gif

I like it - the abdominal grip technique. Sounds so technical. icon_biggrin.gif

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