rolling pin


Definition of rolling pin

: a long cylinder for rolling out dough

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Gently run rolling pin over dough to ensure even thickness. Lisa Ludwinski, WSJ, "Pies That Bind: Thanksgiving Recipes From the Heartland," 15 Nov. 2018 Using a rolling pin or your hands, press it firmly to break the breastbone and flatten the bird. Georgeanne Brennan, House Beautiful, "Butterflied Turkey with Herb Glaze and Gravy Recipe," 25 Oct. 2010 Starting at one end, gently roll up the dough onto the rolling pin. Unfurl the dough over a 9-inch pie plate and press it in lightly, making sure it’s lining the plate. Margaux Laskey, The Seattle Times, "Wrap up one of these sweet cookbooks for the home bakers in your life," 11 Dec. 2018 Roll dough onto rolling pin, then unroll into a 9-inch pie pan, centering the round. Eleanore Park, WSJ, "Recipes From the Golden Age of the Luncheon," 12 Sep. 2018 Using a rolling pin, roll out one ball of dough to form a 6-inch circle. Nik Sharma, San Francisco Chronicle, "A Brown Kitchen: Paneer paratha and essential Indian flatbreads," 8 June 2018 Smack the piece of ginger and spring onion white gently with the flat side of a Chinese cleaver or a rolling pin to loosen their fibers. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Recipe: Clear-Simmered Lion’s Head Meatballs," 27 Mar. 2018 Alternatively, put the bread in a large re-sealable bag and crush with a rolling pin or the bottom of a glass. Claire Perez,, "How to make homemade breadcrumbs," 6 July 2018 With a rolling pin, roll out the pasta dough thin enough to fit through a pasta roller. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "As Galt House gets a makeover, Rivue restaurant goes for local and fresh," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of rolling pin

1563, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of rolling pin

: a long cylinder that is used for making dough flat and smooth

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Kids Definition of rolling pin

: a cylinder (as of wood) used to roll out dough

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