crazydaisylou Posted 29 Jun 2013 , 10:56pm
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Rolling Pin

 

Hi. I won this rolling pin at an auction and I'm not sure what it's used for. Can anyone tell me?

Thanks 

 

Daisy

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Jenna1588 Posted 29 Jun 2013 , 11:21pm
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AIm no pro but at a guess id say its to emboss icing. Hth

matthewkyrankelly Posted 29 Jun 2013 , 11:35pm
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Might be a docking rolling pin. Some old world rolling pins were meant for hard doughs or crackers to dock them.
 

MimiFix Posted 30 Jun 2013 , 12:25am
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It's called a nobbed, embossed, or notched rolling pin, and is used to imprint designs into dough or clay. I have a similar pin and use it for specialty gingerbread houses during the holiday season.

crazydaisylou Posted 30 Jun 2013 , 1:06am
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Thank you. We have never seen a rolling pin like this before. We have a couple that have designs in for when we make Springerle cookies, but not this. Do you know if there's a reason why it has three sections on the roller instead of one piece?

 

Thanks again

 

Daisy

pascutler Posted 30 Jun 2013 , 3:28am
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AIn Sweden they use a notched rolling pin similar to this to make Knackebrod, or rye crisps (I think) Linden of Sweden still makes them.

http://www.hemslojd.com/product/2642.html

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