Pastry Cloth | Organic Cotton Canvas Baking Cloth
For the new or the seasoned baker, a pastry cloth just makes pie making, well, as easy as pie! Flour is rubbed into the cloth which prevents the pastry from sticking. This makes rolling, folding and lining the pie plate so much simpler. There is so much to love about this cloth:
-locally made in Stratford, Ontario
-made from pre-washed organic cotton canvas (12 oz or heavy duty)
-20 x 24" (an ample size for a single pie crust)
-turn almost any surface into a work surface
Instructions for use:
-For its first use, condition the cloth by rubbing all purpose flour onto the cloth
-Roll out chilled dough
-To move dough to the pie plate, lightly flour the rolled dough. Put the knife edge of your hand along the centre of your dough. Fold the pastry cloth in half along that knife edge. Pull the cloth away. The dough is now folded. Lift that folded dough and place it into the pie plate along the half way point. Unfold the dough until it fits the whole pie plate. Alternatively, watch the video!
Many would suggest that this is unnecessary. After use, scrape the excess flour from the cloth using a bench scraper. Fold and store in a dark cupboard or pantry. If the cloth becomes stained, scrape away excess flour and wash separately in the sink using hot water and a biodegradable unscented soap such as Castile. Air dry.
All fabrics have been pre-washed in biodegradable detergent, then air dried.
100% Linen--7 oz./yd (medium weight)
100% OEKO-Tex certified Linen-- 7 oz./yd (medium weight)
Cotton Canvas--7 oz./yd (medium weight)
Cotton Muslin--3 oz/yd (light weight)