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Sure, you could pay $44.95 for a silicon rolling pin. It's probably even worth it if you bake a lot. But for the broke or occasional baker, you can imitate the non-stick aspect with a simple modification.

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All you need is a $5 wooden rolling pin (or whatever sticky pin you have kicking around your kitchen) and a $2 pack of nylons. NOTE: You'll need sheer or semi-sheer nylons for this (10 - 20 denier), otherwise the dough might stick. This is also a good way to reuse nylons with a run in one leg!
 
daymented7 years ago
Couldn't you snips holes at both ends and slide it over the handles, tying a small knot inside the handles? Then it could roll and roll without twisting...? I will try this for my next pastry. Maybe it will save me all that wasted wax paper I usually use!
Marcos8 years ago
My grandmother used to use little knit cotton cylinders, made especially for rolling pins. I think she had a cloth that went on the board too, like these..
pics of rolling pin sock[]

I miss her mincemeat turnovers and "hard sauce"!
what exactly is hard sauce
a thin sauce made from confectioners sugar, butter, and some extract- usually vanilla, almond, or rum.
Marcos Caya8 years ago
Yep, that's it. My granmother's sauce was anything but thin though, more like whipped butter, a heavy, sweet paste that really made those turnovers (they looked like big empanadas, semicircular and delicious). Yum. - nicolai, isn't it delicate balance between too much and not enough flour? Sometimes you want less flour, in spite of having sticky dough, yes?
nicolai_g8 years ago
Or you could just adequately flour the dough. I used to be a pastry chef and I can tell you from first-hand experience that it works.
ohwolfman8 years ago
Put your dough between two pieces of parchment paper and then roll with a rolling pin. The dough won't stick to the parchment and you don't have to futz with nylons twisting.
That's a cool idear there, but PuHleese don't tell anyone you used the used nylons after they've eaten.
jess (author)  Tool Using Animal8 years ago
Heh, well, I should hope anyone doing that would give them a serious hot disinfecting wash beforehand! Otherwise, ew.
Or the other way around...