Use An Empty Wine Bottle As A Rolling Pin

Use An Empty Wine Bottle As A Rolling Pin

If you’re like me and rarely take the time to bake anything, a rolling pin is probably not something you have in your kitchen. In the event the baking bug bites, you can use an empty glass bottle in a pinch to roll out your dough.

Picture: Brooke Lauren

Blogger Brooke Lauren blogged about the idea while coming up with various uses for leftover wine bottles. They can be used for lots of things, including as an automatic plant waterer or to help maintain boot shape.

For this particular application they’re perfect, because the bottles are long, flat, and the dough shouldn’t stick to the surface any more than a real rolling pin. It’s possible to use a full wine bottle as well, but it’s probably a little more difficult to handle, and it will get covered in flour. So summon the remaining spirits right out of your bottle and bake something.

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  • Empty? Man, I’d be scared of smashing it and pushing my hands through glass. I am so not gentle with a rolling pin.

  • Why use an empty bottle.

    If like most people the wine in the bottle is of the ‘drink now’ variety, the moderate sloshing in the bottle will do nothing to damage the wine, and the extra weight in the bottle is probably beneficial.

    Further to that, given that you’re supposed to keep pastry cold, using a white wine bottle from the fridge might be an even better bet.


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