Anyone know what is the best size for a marble pastry board?

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by bailey, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. bailey

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    I am thinking of getting a marble pastry board, but not sure what size to buy?  Any suggestions?
     
  2. carr

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  3. boar_d_laze

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    Just like a cutting board, buy the best quality and biggest size, you, your budget, and your counter can handle.

    FWIW, 38cm x 38cm is 15" x 15", and pretty small for things like rolling out pastry.  Doable, but you'd have to work very tidy.

    A lot of people have turned to silpat mats for pastry.  Not as pretty, but they work really well. 

    Some people like to do their dough work on parchment paper over a wood or marble board, for parchment's "just walk it over turn it upside down" ability to transfer doughs to the eventual pan.

    BDL
     
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