1) Beechwood Rolling Pin
(Wood - Beechwood)
WHY WE LIKE IT Nice weight, inexpensive, easy handling.
BEST FOR All-around use
2) The Pin solid aluminum rolling pin
WHY WE LIKE IT Chillable, durable, easy to clean.
BEST FOR Buttery doughs that need to stay cold.
3) Classic rolling pin
(Wood - mahogany and maple)
WHY WE LIKE IT Gorgeous, easy to control.
BEST FOR All-around use, showing off.
4) Wide Glide rolling pin
WHY WE LIKE IT Nonstick, inexpensive, dishwasher-safe.
BEST FOR Fondant and pie dough.
5) Traditional Alloy Sil-Pin
$40, fiestaproducts.com for retailers
WHY WE LIKE IT Ball bearings allow for fast, even rolling.
BEST FOR Thick, sticky dough.
USE YOUR ROLLING PIN TO MAKE THIS RECIPE
*Prices and other details were accurate when we published this article in February 2006.