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Rolling Pins4 of 14Vintage Wood Rolling Pin with Red Handles - Just like Grandma’s German Springerle Cookie Wood Roller
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Posted 9 months ago

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My wife purchased this rolling pin at an estate sale many years ago to add to her kitchen tools collection. We have looked everywhere to find out what this item was used for. It looks similar to noodle rolling pins but the "ridges" seem to be too wide for cutting.

It is 17 1/2 inches long and 2 inches in diameter. The so-called cutting points are 1/4 inches wide with a distance of 1 inch between them.

If not pasta, could it be for pastries or for cutting some other type of dough? We would love to have input from anyone who has an idea what this item is.

Also, is the wood maple?

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  1. aghcollect aghcollect, 9 months ago
    I believe this is for cutting lattice slats in pastry for the tops of pies.
  2. aghcollect aghcollect, 9 months ago
    Sorry - should have said pastry dough. The dough is rolled out flat and then a quick roll with this cuts out long strips for slats.
  3. TallCakes TallCakes, 9 months ago
    my guess would be a ravioli rolling pin. Roll one way to form rolls and them roll again at 90 degrees to from square ravioli. Then use a cutter to separate.
  4. collectorfever, 9 months ago
    Thanks to "aghcollect" and "TallCakes" for their responses. I can see marking pastry dough for cutting with something else, but this rolling pin doesn't have a narrow enough edge to cut.

    That goes along with what TallCakes suggests regarding ravioli. We have seen special ravioli rolling pins that are designed to press together two layers of dough with the filling between with one pass and then cut into individual pieces with a dough cutter.

    So, unless someone comes up with another idea, we have to conclude that this rolling pin has no other use other than marking or pressing together dough to create a uniform pattern for cutting. I can see it being used for making wide noodles in this manner.

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