Cleaning Stuck on Dough

by GettingFreedom on May 2, 2011

I think it’s safe to say that I am the world’s messiest cook. {This is why I have yet to do a cooking/canning vlog, even though it’d sure make more sense sometimes!} Seriously, I am.  On top of that, I am also the world’s most impatient cook.  Those two together is a dangerous combination, since my impatientness leads to even bigger messes!

One of my most hated things to clean up has always been stuck on dough.  No matter how much flour I add to my counter top it always seems as if I miss a spot and dough gets stuck when I’m rolling it out.  The other day as I was cleaning up my monster mess from making rolls for Easter Sunday, I found the solution.  My trusty scraper, which I usually use to scrape veggies or meat off of the cutting board and into another dish.

Now I just use my scraper and push everything into a pile with ease.  It’s super quick, and doesn’t create a bigger mess in the process.  Then I just push it all into a bowl and toss it out with all the other scraps.

Rolling out dough for Crescent Rolls, Cheddar Bay Biscuits and Cinnamon Rolls just got a lot more enjoyable. :)

This post is linking up to Kitchen Tip Tuesday, hosted over at Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures while Tammy is out of town and is also part of Works For Me Wednesday.

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Lynn May 3, 2011 at 7:09 am

I have a scraper similar to yours and I love it. They work so well when working with dough.

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sandy May 3, 2011 at 8:40 am

Don’t throw the flour and such away. Put in a container in frig and use the next time you bake or bread something. Waste not want not.

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Katie May 3, 2011 at 9:54 am

I love my scraper as well when I do use flour, but I have found that spraying the counter with cooking spray or an oil spritzer works even better (and a little on your hands to prevent sticking)… I tend to OVER flour my counter and then my dough is tough and doesn’t work out as well. :-)

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Karen May 3, 2011 at 11:34 am

I know the feeling. I have also started using a scraper I found at a thrift shop. It was the flour company logo on it that made me start thinking about it. My counters look like yours, but are textured. I can’t tell if yours are in the photo. Sometimes the scraper doesn’t get what is in the “low spots”, so I use a very damp dishcloth and just lay it over the mess while I load my other stuff in the dishwasher and then go over it once more with the scraper. No more hazy countertops.

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SillySimple May 4, 2011 at 9:04 am

I had this same problem just yesterday with bread dough, it was bad news. Thanks for sharing this tip!

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Amy @ Finer Things May 4, 2011 at 1:23 pm

This is exactly what I do, except my scraper is a not nearly as pretty white.

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Melanie May 4, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Great tip! I would love for you to come link up at my new “Encouragement is Contagious!” linky party! You can share your favorite posts from someone else’s blog to encourage them, and share your favorite from your own blog and get lots of visits :)

Have a great day!
Melanie :)

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