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Name That Thing – Answer

Written by Patti on January 9th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Did you guess what this kitchen tool is used for?

What the heck is this for?

I had never seen this before, but apparently it is used to make sure there are no air pockets in bread dough. How about that? Here is the description:

The Long Plastic Pin Dough Docker is a long pin, plastic dough docker expertly manufactured by American Metalcraft. Dough dockers are tools used by bakers to help eliminate any possible air pockets that might build up from kneading dough. When baked, the air pockets hidden inside the dough expand due to the heat of the oven and cause large bubbles to form that can ruin the product being baked. However, thoroughly using a dough docker prior baking significantly reduces the formation of bubbles. The long, plastic pins are perfect for even thick dough, yet gentler on dough than metal pins.

And now you know!

xoxo, Patti

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5 Comments so far ↓

  1. Lisa says:

    But I like nice big air holes in my bread! Baguettes especially.

  2. Patti says:

    Me, too, Lise!

  3. Feeling Proud that I knew it was for pricking bread!

  4. Patti says:


    You are way too clever for this game! 😉