Sometimes its time to try something new with baking. I have a whole bunch of shape cutters, but how to make biscuits more interesting. The answer is a patterned wooden (beech) roller like this one (made in Russia). I bought this roller from Etsy. Simply roll out the dough, then run the roller over the surface, imprinting the pattern. It works best with doughs that don’t rise substantially, as otherwise the pattern tends to disappear. […]
Not all brushes are created equal. Unbeknownst to me, I have been collecting brushes for years. Why? I have no clue. I seem to have a small collection of pastry brushes, from Sweden, Germany, Denmark? Other brushes too… for cleaning, and sweeping. Something about the old school nature of these items. In Copenhagen there is a small store which sells household products such as brushes. It is called Blindes Arbejde and they are handmade by blind and […]
I have always wanted a set of copper pans, but they aren’t exactly cheap (likely because they take more effort to build). Why do I like them? Partially because they are old-school, and copper is exceptional at retaining evenly distributed heat. Good copper pans come from France, and there are a number of vintage resellers on Etsy. I bought a set of five pans from Normandy Kitchen on Etsy. They have an excellent array of […]
I honestly don’t know how I scooped ice cream before I bought a ZEROLL ice cream scoop. These aluminum scoops have a heat conductive fluid in the handle, which helps cut through the hardest of ice creams (heat from the users hand is transferred to the scoop). It’s also easy to clean, and doesn’t suffer mechanical problems. It’s design also hasn’t really changed since the company was formed in 1935.
What are some of my favourite kitchen tools? 1. Natural pastry brushes – pure bristles, made in Germany.  2. Rubber pastry spatulas – traditional “MARYSE” DEPOSE rubber spatulas, made in France.  Both Purchased from Arthur Quentin, Montreal.