Conventional wisdom says that if your rolling pin is sticking to your dough – whether it is bread dough or cookie dough – you should lightly flour the pin and press on, adding more flour as needed. Adding small amounts of flour to a dough is rarely a problem in terms of altering the recipe’s ratio of dry-to-wet ingredients and, unless you use tons of flour on your rolling pin, your results should not be affected. That said, it is usually best to add as little additional flour as possible to ensure tenderness in baked goods. A rolling pin cover is an easy and efficient way to do this.
Have you ever spilled flour on a shirt or onto a pair of jeans? Have you ever noticed that it’s almost impossible to get all that flour out (unless you go so far as to remove the article of clothing and toss it in the wash)? These rolling pin covers are made of a pastry cloth that works in the same way. Flour sticks to it and, while a small amount will come off, it essentially serves to de-stick the rolling pin. You use minimal flour and your dough gets rolled out perfectly. The covers are washable and reusable, too.