I thought I would share with you some of my embossed yumminess. I I received an Embossed Pin from EmbossedCo, and have been in a baking frenzy! When I was researching and testing embossed bake goods, I must say there was]s not a lot of information or photos on the web. So here you go, I am going to throw in my two bits of advice and provide for you a plethora of embossed cookies, turnovers, and patch work fruit pie to entice you!
Savory Curry Shortbread (below and above)
Merry's Tips on Working With The Embossed Pin
Are you just beginning to emboss? Get use to the embossing pin by practicing on some frozen pie dough that has been thawed. I bought the pie shell from the grocer's freezer section.
From my experience, sugar cookie dough made with partial shortening works best! Chilled dough works well or at least chill the dough 15 minutes before baking.
Sprinkle flour on your rolled out dough and to the embossing pin.
When rolling out your dough, use a standard rolling pin but roll the dough a little thicker. Example: your cookie needs to be 1/8-inch when baking has completed. Roll the dough with a standard rolling pin 1/4-inch thick then use your embossed pin, pressing firmly, to make dough 1/8-inch thick before forming with a cookie cutter. Alternative: place dough between 2 pastry mats and roll with embossing pin then remove the top mat and roll to imprint your pattern.
As I to roll the dough, I sprinkled a little more flour on the embossing pin. Occasionally, I would double roll because I did not mind the extra paisley pattern on top of the imprinted paisley. Whatever you think looks good!
Freezing the embossed cookies 10-15 minutes before baking helps hold the embossed pattern while in the oven.
Avoid doughs that have a lot of leavening agents as the imprint will rise too much!
HOW TO KEEP THE EMBOSSED PIN WORKING WELL
provided by Embossed Co.
Oil your rolling pin well with an avocado spray oil before using. Be sure oil has penetrated all crevices well.
Never set your well oiled rolling pin in the flour as it will immediately fill all the crevices with flour.
After rolling dough flat with a regular pin, brush excess flour away from the edges of the dough so it does not get stuck in the oiled pin when rolling.
Re-oil your rolling pin between rolls if necessary.
Never let the dough dry in crevices. Wash your embossed pin immediately after use with a high-pressure sink sprayer and the particles will come right out. #aMerryNote: I simply scrubbed the
embossing pin with a potato brush and did not immerse it in water, and it works great!
After your pin dries, re-oil well before storing in a plastic zipper bag where nothing can get into the crevices in storage. #aMerryNote: I wrapped foil around the embossing pin after dry scrubbing it to keep it protected.
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