I've heard of pastry cloths. I think one of the blogs I follow actually did a post on the wonders of the pastry cloth several months ago. But I never got around to buying one. And besides. How much easier could a stupid overpriced piece of cotton material actually make rolling out crusts?
A billion times easier, that's how much!!
There are so many pies, so much pastry goodness that I never attempted to make for the simple fact that I hate hate hated rolling out dough! I don't care how much flour I "sprinkled" on the counter top and on the rolling pin, it still stuck to everything.
My first foray into rolling out dough on a pastry cloth:
|Chicken pot pie, with a "real" crust!|
Now armed with this new, wonderful, space-aged material, I had to try making cinnamon rolls again. The last batch I made was very yummy, but I haven't made them again because of the mess on the counter top and the memory of sticky dough and flour covering everything.
|Cinnamon roll dough - easily rolled out!|
No sticky dough sticking to the counter top!
I think I may as well just go out now and buy some jeans in the next larger size. This pastry cloth is A-Freaking-Mazing. Why did it take me so long to get this in my arsenal of cooking gadgets?
I can't wait to try making croissants! Or puff pastry. Or more pies.
Oh, my bulging thighs.