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Just Roll with It: 17 Recipes for Your Rolling Pin

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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:

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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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