On Sunday (my mum’s birthday) we made a family visit to a local flea/antique market. It was a treat for me and a big chore for Stephen so I appreciated it all the more. I found a couple of lovely shops that I will certainly be returning to but it was Stephen who won the prize for thrifting genius when he found this…
It is a marble rolling pin with wooden handles and its own stand! Stephen spotted it on a bottom shelf behind a table, eagle eyes for a bargain that lad. As well as being beautiful it is fantastically practical. Using a marble rolling pin helps make much flakier pastry as it keeps it as cool as possible; you can even put it in the fridge on a hot day! I have coveted one of these ever since I saw my mum’s many years ago. Now I have my very own and feel like a proper, grown up girl. It takes pride of place on my counter and has already been put to good use making scones, quiches and soon a tasty pie. All goodies that I have been able to share with family and friends.
I love using this special rolling pin, all the more because it reminds me of my mum. As well as using her always great pastry recipe I feel like her hands are guiding me as I work to improve; encouraging and teaching in equal measure. And in the end I get the very best product, the chance to nourish the ones I love.
Plus it cost $5. Perfection.