Cleaning it up
Remember when I said "linen is the exact right fabric for a couche"? Yep - you all laughed. Until you bought a linen couche and found that bread wouldn't stick.
Remember when I said "save yourself the pain and blow just a couple bucks on the blade holder from TMB" - I know - you just thought I was a shill - until you bought one.
So - here we go, again.
I hate the feeling of dough on my hands (after I am done working with it, of course) and there's always something to clean up in a bowl (or the bowl of My Precioussss)
Scrubber sponges just get gummed up. Apparently in my region of the country the net onion bags have become obsolete - and the few times I have tried they get gummed up with dough.
So I was once again thinking about the whole issue when I spotted the nail brush that hangs about my kichen.
Cleans dough right off my hands. Came clean itself pretty easily. Great as a nail brush, but also as a vegetable or mushroom brush. Cheap.
I have a demanding personal schedule and I take great joy in tools that work well. And when one is not only a great multitasker, but inexpensive - well - where's the downside?
The folks from whom I buy these claim they are used for surgery prep... I actually buy them by the dozen because I garden, clean ponds, and then take those same little hands and bake bread. I like to scrub up pretty well. Just never occurred to me that they would be superior dough scub off tools (never said I wasn't a bit slow on the uptake.)
So here is the link (or put Lee Valley Tools into your favorite search engine and then search for nail brush.) Made in the USA. Money back guarantee. Just try them.