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Until last Sunday, a rolling pin was at the very bottom of my list of dream kitchen things I want to buy. It honestly shouldn’t even be on the list, because I already have a rolling pin and it does its job just fine. What more could you need? But then I watched this video of Alejandra Ramos making chorizo and potato breakfast empanadas for Kitchn’s Brunch Fest, and, well, my list looks a little different now.
Around nine minutes into her demonstration, Alejandra pulls out what can only be described as the black stallion of rolling pins. Her face completely lights up when she starts talking about it. “This was my housewarming to myself gift,” she explains. “It’s oxidized wood that makes it black.” Amidst her white and pink kitchen, the black rolling pin almost feels like a powerful sword, ready to slay … biscuit dough.
Along with the rest of the viewers on Instagram and Kitchn staffers, I was immediately smitten. But where could it be purchased? It turns out the gorgeous rolling pin is from Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. They come in two different colors (white and black), are made of “a solid piece of wood,” and are supposed to offer a “creative connection to ordinary kitchen tasks.” If you think that kind of cooking poetry comes at a price, you would be correct. The rolling pin costs $230 — a heavy price for greatness, but a worthy way to spoil yourself if you cook a lot.
If you don’t want to splurge, we did a little digging and found this $10 option on Etsy. The “Japanese Ash” color has that same moody darkness as the Blackcreek option. Made of charred wood, the pin is also considerably smaller than Alejandra’s, but it would be good for making small pastries or dumplings.
Are you in love with your rolling pin? Let us know in the comments!