Tala for Richard Bertinet is a woodware range that’s produced by kitchen brand Tala, with design input from Bertinet, the celebrity baker and pastry chef. This slim French tapered pin is 52cm long and is made from sustainably sourced beech wood from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified forests.
French tapered pins are lighter and easier to maneuver than rolling pins that are cylindrical. The design means you can shape your dough or pastry with ease, and we found this one was a cut above the rest during our testing. Thanks to its slender frame – it’s skinnier than all of the other rolling pins we tried – it was really easy to work with and move around. We were especially impressed by how quickly and effortlessly it flattened dough, despite being so lightweight – most of the others required quite a bit of pressure. But while its length is to its advantage during use, it does make storage an issue – this rolling pin won’t fit into any of our drawers.