Christine, one of our community contributors to our Blake & Bull guide to baking in an Aga range cooker, has a granite worktop. She uses this to knead on, with a little olive oil when making her daily bread. However she got to thinking on how to get a cold surface, when you only have wood or similar worktops.
In an inspired moment she thought of a piece of equipment that is affordable, and most probably already amongst most Aga range cooker owners' arsenal of cooking tools. The Cold Shelf!
More from Christine in her Daily Bread recipe with tips!, where you will find advice like this -
Kneading - "Using a little olive oil on the work surface helps with kneading rather than using flour. If the dough is sticky, the tendency is to keep adding more flour rather than ‘working through’ the sticky stage. I have a granite worktop that requires neither flour or oil, but my old work surface was a formica style top and sticking was an issue."