>> Thursday, 25 August 2016
A couple of years ago, whilst on a visit to Guyana, I had a belna (rolling pin) custom-made. I wanted a belna with a longer centre making it easy to roll and flatten large pieces of dough, whether for bread, roti, pastry or pasta. While this rolling pin is a little heavier due to its size and type of wood used, I do not have to exude any sort of pressure when rolling. Finally, it is custom-made to comfortably match the stretch of my arms when extended for rolling. My hands rest evenly and comfortably on the handles.
I took photographs of the process from start to finish to share with you. Enjoy.