It’s Tip Friday on Marilyn’s Treats. And todays tip is Rolling Out Your Dough!
Rolling Out Your Dough
This process involves flattening chilled dough with a rolling pin to an even thickness, to be cut into shapes before baking. Dusting the work surface and your rolling pin with flour is an important first step. It’s a good idea to have a large, thin spatula, and a ruler or tape measure on hand before you begin. The spatula helps you pick up the dough frequently, to keep it from sticking, and the measuring tools help you keep track of the dough’s dimensions and thickness as you work. Roll from the center of the dough to the edges, not back and forth, which tends to toughen the dough’s gluten. If the dough is soft or sticky, it’s helpful to place a layer of plastic wrap between the dough and your rolling pin, and to place the dough on parchment before rolling.
This article is part of the Tips That Help in the Kitchen Series, Tip Friday.