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Lack of counter/table space for rolling dough

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I'm in a small apartment with very little counter space.  I could use my dining table, it's wood but it has many cracks and grooves in it that the dough would definitely stick to the table.  I was told to use plastic wrap or wax paper, theres got to be a better way.  Any ideas or suggestions?

post #2 of 9

I use a fold out picnic table and just keep it under my bed :) Parchement paper works, but put a damp paper towel under it to keep it moving around.

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Not to be banal, but in the olden days, they'd always roll out pastry on a large board smile.gif Boards are easy to store because they can be rested vertically against a wall, between a refrigerator and a cabinet, in a cabinet, etc. 

 

Otherwise they sell these mats made of silicon i think, they';re soft plastic and resist sliding around and hold the flour well. 

 

Otherwise, roll between two pieces of parchment baking paper or waxed paper, but flatten the dough first with your hand so it's a thick disk, and flour it well. 

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"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
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post #4 of 9

I have a huge kitchen now, but before living in a small house,  I used plexi glass..  Like a sheet of hard plastic I got from the home improvement store.


Edited by Prettycake - 1/20/13 at 1:51pm
post #5 of 9

I second the board or plexi glass.  You can get a nice pice of wood at a hardware store for not to much and it can also be put across the sink and get that much more counter space.

post #6 of 9

Not too sure that a board or a piece of plexiglass would be verified food safe.

Chemicals and splinters are not Good Eats ;-0

I use a "Big Blue Mat"  tossed down on my table when I need that much room.

Parchments, waxed paper work well also. 

A nice slab of marble even better!

 

mimi

post #7 of 9

I have used Plexi glass to roll out my fondant decoration.  I like that it is sturdy and does not move around or fold or tear easily.  So far no one has eaten any piece of the plexi glass. 

post #8 of 9

Why don't change the wood of your table, if not possible try to use Greaseproof Waterproof Silicone Paper, it is really good and does not stick.

post #9 of 9

FWIW I roll out my dough using a pastry cloth.

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Best and I'm a foodie.   I know very little but the little that I know I want to know very well.

 

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