The Pie Academy Rolling Pin
When we at The Pie Academy buy stuff for our home kitchen, we seldom purchase things that aren’t heirloom quality. So it makes sense that when we set out to design a custom Pie Academy rolling pin, we had to have a tool that was not just beautiful to behold and a pleasure to handle; it had to be something we were confident we could pass along to future generations.
Working with a fine team of Vermont artisans, we came up with a French-style rolling pin that met all of our expectations, and then some. Our custom pin has just the right amount of taper for sure handling. And it’s hand turned from a solid block of select maple or cherry hardwood. (Currently available in cherry only.)
But we didn’t stop there. We had two sets of markings burned into the pin for quick reference: an outer set, 13 1/2” apart, so you can quickly see if your dough is the right size to fit a 9 1/2” deep-dish pie pan. And an inner set, 8” apart, for pot pies and other small pies. We think you’ll like having these built-in measures handy.
Finally, it wouldn’t be a Pie Academy rolling pin without our name, so we had The Pie Academy engraved in the center. We can’t think of a better way to let everyone know you’re a member of our talented community of pie makers. (We've been asked if the engraved area makes an impression in your pie dough. The Pie Academy engraving is very shallow. You can briefly see the impression when rolling, but it quickly fills in and disappears so no markings are left in the baked crust.)
Our pin measures 20” from end to end and 1 3/4” in diameter at the center.