What Surface To Use When Working With Flour?

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by mathnerdm, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. mathnerdm

    mathnerdm

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    Hi, so I'm just starting to take an interest in cooking and figured it would be helpful to join a forum. My cooking experience stops around mac and cheese and PB&J. Anyways, I thought since I like pasta, that would be a good starting point. I've already read every article and watched every video on it, but I do have one question. My counter tops are a rough/bumpy surface and aren't smooth at all, so what surface should I buy to make pasta dough on?  Also, will I even be able to find a surface big enough to roll out the pasta dough on? Thanks and any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. brianshaw

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    Any surface that isn't bumpy will work, but I think a large unfinished wooden surface is best for working with bread or pasta dough.

    p.s.  Congratulations on your culinary aspirations.  My brother once graduated from mac-n-cheez (Kraft's) all the way to hot dogs.  He has been contemplating bread baking for the last decade.  Don't you wait that long before giving it a try!
     
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  3. ordo

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    Reversible pastry wood boards are great. Very easy to make.

    From Bulthaup.com