Welcome to Two-Minute Tuesday, where I share quick tips, tidbits, and ideas.
This is also the third installment of Cooking 101; today I want to share a quick tip for working with dough.
Do you ever have a problem with dough sticking to your hands when you're working with it?
Recipes always suggest putting flour on your hands, but I have found that only works for about 30 seconds, then the flour gets worked into the dough and the dough starts sticking to my hands again.
Finally, my mother-in-law told me to spread a thin layer of shortening on my hands instead.
It works so well! Just a thin layer of shortening on your hands and the dough will not stick to you at all. You don't have to reapply it every 30 seconds; it works for the entire time you're working with your dough. I was able to quickly spread out this pizza dough without fighting with it.
So the next time you're working with dough, try using shortening on your hands instead of flour, and save yourself the mess and headache.
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