Monday, August 6, 2007

Ashland Yard Sale Find

Found in the midsts of rather ho hum garage sale stuff, I had to be told the purpose of this rather esoteric (to me) kitchen gadget. Do you know what it is? I'll give you a fittingly mysterious hint: some Daring Bakers may know.


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15 comments:

Simona said...

Welcome back. I am back too :)
Let's see, some kind of tongs? I have never seen this tool before.

Christine said...

Hi there Simona. Welcome back to you. Let's do coffee next week. Nope. Not tongs.

katiez said...

Too big to be a cherry pitter....
And wrong shape ;-)

Christine said...

Hi Katie,
Nope. Not a cherry pitter. :)

Simona said...

A cutter of some sort?

Cynthia said...

Is it a tool for scooping up hot loaves out of a brick oven and sliding them off onto the cooling surface just by closing the blade into the slotted side of the tong? Cynthia

Paz said...

Hmmm... This is a baking tool? I'm with Cynthia.

Paz

Christine said...

Simona,
Kinda...

Cynthia and Paz,
Yes, it's used in baking but you have to think smaller.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

How about when you use a "nail" to make a flower of icing, this tool would cut it off the "nail" head and then place it on the iced cake.

Laurie said...

It is used as a cookie scoop sort of tool, I have seen it in use somewhere before and that is what I presume it to be.

Christine said...

Tanna, Great guess! But, sadly, not the correct one.

Yay!! Laurie hit the nail on the head (sorry Tanna :))
It is indeed used to scoop up cookie dough and then with a squeeze, plop said cookie dough onto a baking sheet. I always thought a spoon and a clean finger did the job just fine, but then I'm not a baker.

Thanks for playing, all of you!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Wooo, a cookie scoop. Yeah, I'm a spoon and finger girl!

Simona said...

Wait, so the cookie dough somehow gets onto the blade, then the tool is squeezed and the dough is pushed onto the cookie sheet: did I get this right? If so, then there is still the question of how you get the dough onto the thing. I guess maybe this is for cut cookies that are firm. Thanks Christine, this was a fun guessing game.

(Mr.) Dana said...

But then you don't get to lick your fingers and the spoon afterwards. I just freeze and saw the cookies off the roll when I don't want to get messy.

Christine said...

I agree, Mr. Dana. Where's the fun in having clean fingers and no spoon to lick? To be honest, I've never used this device, just thought it too weird to not pick up and bring home. ;)