How to wash/clean a wooden pastery board?
Hello! Please forgive me if this topic has been addressed, a search yielded nothing pertinent to my question.
I need to clean my wooden pastry board, the one I use to make bread. It's caked with old dried dough, bits of it will often come off and join the new dough as I'm kneading, which would be great for sourdough if it wasn't dried into hard bits.
I also use this board for cutting cookie dough, and as it's the time of the year for Christmas cookies I want to get it clean for the batches of cookies that my family expect.
I've tried using plain water then oiling it when I'm done, but the water makes a nice "gravy" that just seeps into the wood. I've used a metal bench scraper, but that scored scratches into the wood (which ticked me off no end). I'm at a loss as to how to get it really clean, or clean enough to suit my needs.
Any help is greatly appreciated!