Flour/dough sticking to my hands...

United States
November 2, 2006 4:27pm CST
What's the best way to keep flour or dough from sticking to my hands while kneading? So far I've tried shortening and butter but they change the flavor of the recipe a bit and wear off after about 12 minutes or so.
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• United States
3 Nov 06
use just a little bit of cooking oil, an kind will work.
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• United States
3 Nov 06
I would say spray with pam.
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• United States
3 Nov 06
If I oil my hands, won't I drop the bottle of oil though?
@terriann (4458)
• United States
3 Nov 06
I always put some of the dry flour on my hands, when i'm making biscuits, sot that the dough want stick to my hands.
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• United States
3 Nov 06
Hmm, that doesnt' seem to work for me at all, but as some of the other folks said, maybe I am just making my dough too wet.
@cmcc33 (72)
• United States
3 Nov 06
Try gloves they use in the Dr. office and spray them with a nonstick spray. That should work. If it doesn't I don't know what will.
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• United States
3 Nov 06
Won't that make the dough taste like latex though?
• United States
3 Nov 06
Oil your hands Or, add more flour
• United States
3 Nov 06
More flour to the dough, I am assuming. Does flouring your hands actually work?
@ahalapia (946)
• United States
3 Nov 06
I usally spray my hands with the cooking spray, it seems to work the best.
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• United States
3 Nov 06
That's a pretty good idea. I didn't think of it. Maybe there is a good pump of Pam that would work, of course then I'll end up dropping the bottle. :-)
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
2 Nov 06
With shortening you have to keep replenishing it. My grandmother used to use a little bit of water on her hands to keep them from sticking. My own method is just to keep moving quickly so that nothing sticks. Adding a tiny bit more flour to your dough might help, too.
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• United States
2 Nov 06
Thanks for the tips. It makes sense you'd have to replenish it. I guess I was thinking of it like a glove instead of the lubricant it is.