Slamming dough

You know that cliche, heart-warming thought about home-made bakery being made with love?

Well, for all you bakers out there, let’s get real: baking can be aggressive.

I just now put some cranberry and sour cream scones in the oven, and had a funny moment of reflection. As I was preparing the dough, I was having an angry dialogue with myself.

The dough may have suffered because of it. Knead—Shove—Roll—Slap-to-the-counter and repeat. Then, slamming my palm down on the ball to flatten it.

(You’re only supposed to lightly knead scone dough.)

Oh, there’s the timer. Let’s see how they fared.

Made with love—yeah, right.

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