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How to Use a Wine Bottle as a Rolling Pin

Kitchen Hacks: The Wine Bottle Rolling Pin

Welcome to our new series Kitchen Hacks, where we take ordinary household objects and transform them into useful kitchen tools. We know it's difficult to stock a kitchen with every gizmo and gadget, especially if you live in tight quarters. So instead of junking up your drawers with unused items, try make-shifting kitchen tools with our tips.

Have you ever been ready to roll out your dough only to realize you've misplaced your rolling pin? No problem! Rolling pins are incredibly easy to makeshift using an empty wine bottle. Since glass stays cold, the wine bottle keeps the dough firm and malleable, so the dough won't warm up and start sticking to surfaces. The perfectly round shape and long body of the bottle also contribute to making this an amazing substitution for a rolling pin.

Before you begin rolling, remove the bottle's label, scrape off the sticky glue residue, and wash the outside to disinfect it. Or, for a quick fix, simply cover the bottle in saran wrap (although it should be noted, the saran wrap may leave tiny line indentations in the dough). Once the bottle is washed or wrapped, sprinkle it with flour all around. Then roll out the dough by keeping your hands on the top of the bottle's body and pressing down firmly as you slowly rotate the bottle. Ta-da! It's as simple as that.

Have you ever tried this technique out before? Were your results successful?

Source: Nicole Hamaker for Pinch My Salt

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sweetas67 sweetas67 4 years
Suggested this in a pinch at a party when the hostess realized she didn't have a rolling pin.  Received extremely unworthy praise for my resourcefulness :)
Grace-Hitchcock Grace-Hitchcock 4 years
I love this and actually did it recently... then realized I had a rolling pin in my drawer! I guess that says something... I can find an empty wine bottle pretty quickly in our home :)
Anna-Monette-Roberts Anna-Monette-Roberts 4 years
 @fuzzles A wine box, eh? I don't think baking and wine box drinking go well together :) Haha!
lauren lauren 4 years
 @fuzzles  ahahhahahah!
fuzzles fuzzles 4 years
I actually have tried this method, but it didn't work well.  But  I also used a wine box.  ;)    
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