January 22, 2013 8:41 PM Subscribe
For the cooks and bakers and candy makers out there, what do you do when you need to roll a lot of little balls of foodstuff? Are there any amazing tricks to get multiple smooth rounded orbs of delicious at a time?
posted by Cold Lurkey to Food & Drink (9 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I make truffles and buckeyes and other fun nutty chocolatey things in the winter. Also, however, in the winter, my joints, especially in my hands and wrists, get very vocal in their complaining at such ill-treatment.(They also complain about things like holding pens or opening doors, so i'm not rolling into deep error, I assure you) I really really really want to make some buckeyes big time shiny style tonight, but my wrists are saying no no no at the thought of rolling all those balls of nut butter one by one. Assuming I have all possible equipment, is there a tutorial or trick to speedily and efficiently roll a bunch of ill shaped nuggets of yum into smooth spherical balls of soon-to-be-yummierness?
I've tried putting the gobbets on a cookies sheet and putting a big tupperware top on them and circulating it around. Results were: too smooshy, not roll-ey enough.