Just Roll with It: 17 Recipes for Your Rolling Pin

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:

Palmiers (Made With Blitz Puff Pastry) by emcdowell

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Peter Reinhart's Crispy Rye and Seed Crackers by Nicholas Day 


Plum Galette with a Whole-Wheat Crust by Marian Bull


Kouign Amann by Yossy Arefi


Chocolate-Almond Croissants by Mei Chin


Cherry-Almond Danish by Amanda Hesser 


Martha Stewart's Slab Pie by Genius Recipes


For the savory, and mostly still pastry, stuff:

Ham, Gruyère, and Caramelized Onion Galette with a Fried Egg by Nothing in the House // Emily Hilliard


Tomato Tart with Goat Cheese, Quark, Prosciutto, and Gremolata by Phyllis Grant


Simple Fresh Pasta by Sarah Coates


Pound it, smack it, and gently whack it:

Classic Chicken Piccata by Linda Johnson


Crisp Pork Cutlets with Citrus Salsa Verde by gingerroot


Mussels in a Yellow Tomato Lemongrass Broth by wildgreens


Crush it like you mean it:

Cookies and Cream Bars by Sarah Jampel


Mint Julep by Erik Lombardo


Pink Peppercorn Buttercream by Tessa Huff


Cereal Milk Ice Cream by Catherine Lamb

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

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1 Comment

Bella B. August 5, 2015
The pork cutlets looks so good. I will have to peek at the recipe.