The best marble rolling pin is the Chefmade 18” marble rolling pin.
The Chefmade marble rolling pin weighs over 2 lbs, making rolling out stiff, cold, laminated dough much easier than a light wooden rolling pin.
- Ergonomic wooden handle design
- Smooth marble surface for rolling
- Wooden holder for marble rolling pin to rest in when not in use
Always keep your marble rolling pin resting in the holder when not in use. Marble rolling pins are prone to chipping, so keeping it in it’s holder should make it last you for a long time.
Marble vs Wood Rolling Pin
Marble rolling pins are best used for butter lamination dough recipes, like puff pastry, or croissant dough.
Marble is able to sustain its temperature. Pastry chefs can place their marble rolling pin in the fridge, along with their pastry dough. When they’re ready to laminate their pastry, the marble rolling pin is able to keep its cold temperature. This is ideal for laminating dough. Laminating cold dough is critical for puff pastry and croissant dough because the butter inside needs to be kept cold, otherwise it will break through the dough.
Marble is particularly heavy, making it much easier to roll out cold laminated dough than a light wooden rolling pin.
Wooden rolling pins are best used for cookie dough, pizza dough, bread, and buns.
Wooden rolling pins are not as heavy as marble rolling pins. Therefore, you need to use more force to roll out dough using a wooden rolling pin.
Wooden rolling pins are ideal for recipes that need flour to adhere to the rolling pin as you roll out the dough. Flour clings to wooden edges easily. Your dough will roll out nicely without having it stick to the rolling pin.
How do you keep dough from sticking to marble rolling pins
Marble rolling pins have a particularly smooth surface, making it difficult for flour to stick to the marble rolling pin. Add a dusting of flour to your dough instead, and then use your marble rolling pin to roll out your dough. The dough will not stick to your marble rolling pin as long as your dough is floured enough for it to be rolled out. Add more flour as needed.
If adding more flour to your dough isn’t working very well, you can place a sheet of parchment paper on top of your dough and then roll it out. The parchment paper will act as a barrier in between and will not stick to your rolling pin, or your dough. Peel the parchment paper from your dough when you’ve finished rolling it out.
How to clean a marble rolling pin
Clean a marble rolling pin by using a cloth and bit of water to rub it clean.
Only if necessary, use a bit of dish soap to clean off residue that will not clean off with water.
Marble rolling pins are the best rolling pins for making croissants and pastry dough. They are able to keep their cold temperature throughout the rolling and laminating process, unlike wooden rolling pins. Pastry dough and croissant dough are very temperature sensitive. Marble rolling pins are able to keep that consistent temperature and smoothness needed to create these delicious pastries.