Review: Stainless Steel Dough Cutters/rings
As I've mentioned before, in the
18 months or so I seem to have bought quite a lot of new
equipment for my kitchen including a couple of sets of
cutters. Unfortunately in this case, I
cannot for the life of me remember why I bought these
cutters. I do recall the oval ones were purchased on a whim
as I happened across them whilst looking for the round ones, but that's
about as much as my memory will allow. What I DO know,
is that I use them more often than even I thought
I would, especially considering they are plain cutters,
and I am equally as pleased with the impulse part of the purchase .
Both sets are made of
stainless steel and come in their own tins.
There are nine round cutters which range from
4cm/1½" to 12cm/5" in diameter and seven oval
cutters ranging from 14cm/5½" long and 2.5cm/1"
to 7.5cm/3" wide.
Although they are
described as "dough cutters" I have used mine to
shape all sorts of things including scones,
fondant potatoes, biscuits and bread for
A quick word about the
crostini - for some reason ordinary medium
sliced white bread when cut with these cutters
and toasted remain really crisp and light. I've
made them several times to accompany drinks, topped with various ingredients
- one of our favs
is Roquefort mixed with cream cheese, walnuts
and pear spread over the toasted crostini then
grilled until bubbling. GORGEOUS. I used a
medium sized one which is suitable for serving
with drinks, but the larger cutters would be suitable for an
hors d'oeuvre crostini.
Whilst I haven't tried it myself yet,
they can double up as serving rings although they aren't
that deep (about 4cm/1½ ") and so long as you don't mind
the plain edge, they can also be used to cut pastry for
I'm sure there are other uses they
can be put to which I haven't thought of yet, but in any
event I am glad I bought both sets.
By Florence Sandeman,
Editor/Publisher March 2012