I did it!!!! Dec 14, 2015 5:36:24 GMT -8
Post by bonnie on Dec 14, 2015 5:36:24 GMT -8
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I used a rolling pin successfully!
We did pasta making yesterday, along with great fellowship I actually used a rolling pin and got the desired results!
We did a recipe that I had, and as it was resting we did the leaders recipe. When it came time to roll, mind was so dense that even she couldn't roll it. I tried again, not using the recipe but going by feel of the dough, which now seeing and feeling the dough I knew what it was supposed to look and feel like, and I rolled it without a problem! Ended up using almost a cup less flour than the recipe called for. No wonder I had such problems!
I never thought that the dough was the problem, I thought it was me and rolling pins didn't 'connect.'
I remember my mother making bread, and I remember kneading it and shaping it with her which is probably why I don't have a problem with bread, but when she did pies, I would work on the filling. I remember making pies in HomeEc, but don't remember any doing pie crusts. After my mother died (I was 12), I went to live with my aunt, who really didn't cook - she put meals on the table, but they were simple and started with a box or can. I taught myself most of my kitchen skills, using cookbooks, but in this case, they failed me - or lack of knowledge of, or experience with the dough.
Got me thinking, one can only go as far as they are taught and book knowledge only takes one so far. I was never taught (until last night) what the dough should look and feel like, the best I could do was follow a recipe. I had even purchased the right size eggs (thinking it was farm eggs verse sized eggs) found a recipe that used 7/8 cup of eggs - but it was all the same results.
Very excited (can you tell) to have learned a skill that has eluded me for years. I have left over filling (we made ravioli - the leader never made ravioli before, but makes all her own pastas) so tomorrow I'll be making more, just to set the skill (and use up the leftovers)