Rolling The Dough

Krumcake rolling via NorskPower on wikipedia.org

‘Rolling in dough’ is an old American slang expression for having lots of money, wealth. Some people think having a lot of money is the way to all good things and happiness.

Dough can be a flour mixture used to make all kinds of good foods to eat. You roll out dough to make bread and pastries, even pasta.  Making this kind of dough can be very satisfying and worthwhile.

My mother had the knack for making the dough for pie crust. You need to develop a feel for the right consistency when mixing the ingredients and not handle the dough too much otherwise it will come out tough. Hers came out tender and flaky, just right. It’s a talent, a skill.

Some people have been rolling their dough all wrong to get their kids into college and their recipes have fallen flat.


Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt is “dough/d’oh.” Use one, use both, use ’em any way you like. Enjoy!

12 thoughts on “Rolling The Dough

  1. dawnkinster

    So true, all of it. My mother made wonderful pies with tender crusts. She taught my sister and I and we’ve been rolling pie crust since we were kids. You’re right, it’s a skill. Once, many years ago I was in a hurry and bought some of that pie crust from the grocery store that comes already rolled. I made the pie and took it to my mother-in-law’s dinner. She took one bite, looked at me and said “This is NOT your pie crust.” I laughed but was embarrassed. Never did that again.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Women in earlier days had to make their own pastries and learned from their mothers. My mother tried to explain how she did it once but I needed more practice. You can tell the difference but I think it is a lost skill to many. It is great you have that skill. 🙂

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      I have not attempted it yet. That is great you persevered and conquered. My mother used Crisco shortening which I don’t even know if you can get any more and all that about being unhealthy. The image of handling or rolling dough appeals to me. It’s the making something with your own hands I think.

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