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Gaytime Rolling Pin from Lord Nelson Pottery

How's this for a piece of 60s trippy psychedelia?

This ceramic rolling pin from Lord Nelson Pottery's Gaytime range is just fab!  It is decorated with orange birds and purple, yellow and green flowers. There are plastic stoppers in the ends,  so that you can fill the rolling pin with water, and put it in the fridge. Then when you roll out your pastry it remains chilled the way it should be. Lovely to use or to display.

The Gaytime range included mixing bowls, jugs, cruet sets, storage containers and tea sets...imagine a whole kitchen decked out in these! mind blowing!

Why not take a look in the yay retro! shop for more vintage kitchenalia?

Lord Nelson Gaytime Rolling Pin for sale from yay retro! online vintage china shop

Easy Peasy Shortcrust Pastry Recipe

It's so easy to remember the recipe for Shortcrust pastry, simply use half fat to flour -

for example 3oz of cold block margerine to 6oz plain flour

Pop this into a food processor, add a little very cold water and blend.

When mixed to a ball, remove and place in the fridge to chill.

When ready to use roll out onto a floured board.

So simple, there is never any reason to buy pre-made!


Even easier Suet Crust Pastry 

Our favourite winter dish is a suet crust pastry meat pie, for the pastry:

In a mixing bowl mix 6oz Plain flour with 3oz Light Atora Suet with a spoon.

Add a little very cold water to create a firm dough.

Roll out onto flour or oats.

Quick, easy and amazingly tasty for savoury meals.

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