Hello fine folks who read my website. I have another super-fantastic giveaway for you today.
I think I may have mentioned something about my rolling pin obsession at some point. For someone who doesn’t do a huge amount of baking, I have a disproportionate love affair with rolling pins. There’s just something about the look and the feel of them that makes my heart go pitter patter. The baton of smooth wood just feels good in your hands.
If I were a boy, and more interested in team sports in general, I definitely would have taken up baseball just to get my hands on that bat. Conversely, it’s entirely possible baseball’s entire major league is made up of repressed bakers.
So when Brenda, a woodworker from Prince Edward Island Canada asked if I’d like to give away one of her hand crafted rolling pins, I screamed GOAL!!!!! No, wait. Wrong sport. You get the idea. I was excited for all of you.
Today is the day I’m giving away one of Brenda’s beautiful rolling pins!
Brenda sent me one of her rolling pins so I could photograph it and give it a test run. Wow. Just wow.
I soooo wish I were a more skilled photographer and writer so I could better describe to you the beauty of this rolling pin. Brenda has several different rolling pins, many of which have been featured in magazines. I have always wanted a french rolling pin, so that’s the one she sent to me. It’s stunning.
This particular pin is turned from Flame Birch.
No matter how hard I tried I couldn’t really capture how this rolling pin glows.
Honestly, it’s shockingly beautiful.
Even more astonishing is how it feels. It’s cool to the touch and as smooth as glass. But really, the most important thing is how it works.
A french rolling pin doesn’t have handles. Rather it’s a long baton of wood that’s tapered on the ends. You roll your dough out by simply rolling your hands along the pin. It gives you a much better feel for the pastry.
This particular pastry turned into a leek and swiss cheese quiche.
Oh! Quick tip! If you want to easily cut the edges off your pie crusts, just roll your rolling pin across the top of the pie plate. Like so …
Alright? Have I sold you on the free rolling pin? Good.
To enter to win your very own hand crafted rolling pin from Brenda at Cattails Studio, just tell me which pin you’d choose if you won!
Click here to browse Brenda’s selection of pins. Then come back and leave a comment letting me know which one you’d pick!
Finally, Brenda has GENEROUSLY agreed to send a rolling pin anywhere in the world! So this contest is open to absolutely everyone across the planet.
Contest closes Tuesday, November 8th at midnight. I will randomly select a winner using a computerized program. Winner announced Thursday, November 10th.
Note: This contest is now closed.