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Use of the Rolling Pin

When dough is to be rolled and cut into biscuits, it needs to be a little stiffer than for Drop Biscuits. It should, however, be a soft dough. Biscuit dough should not be pressed down with a rolling motion, but should be deftly and gently "patted" out with several successive "touches" with the rolling pin.

In using the rolling pin for stiff doughs, when more pressure should be exerted, the pin should be lifted up at the end of each stroke.

Source

School and Home Cooking (1920).

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