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Nothing gets pie dough from the counter to a pie plate faster than a rolling pin. But to relegate the tool to just pastry is to probably leave your rolling pin sitting in the corner gathering dust. How 'bout using one to whack lemongrass for a broth, crack pink peppercorns for frosting, or pound a piccata? Of course, you'd be remiss not to make a slab pie, too. Here are 17 recipes that roll with your rolling pin.
All the complicated (and not complicated) baked things:
For the savory, and mostly still pastry, stuff:
Pound it, smack it, and gently whack it:
Crush it like you mean it:
What are your favorite recipes that use a rolling pin? Tell us in the comments below!
Photos by James Ransom, Eric Moran, Mark Weinberg, Phyllis Grant (tomato tart), Yossy Arefi (kouign amann), Ryan Dausch