So what is Chaffing?
So far we have had two customers take the time to write in to ask us what chaffing means. And this is quite a lot considering that everyone is mostly too busy to bother with pens and paper and envelopes anymore. So we thought we had better devote a bit of time to explaining it fully and properly:
‘To chaff’ is a verb that is used on many parts of the British Isles to mean, ‘to tease someone in a good natured way.’ But it is also a word used almost exclusively in the Northern Irish bakery world to mean ‘to knead lightly.’ The hand motion is therefore a sort of an Olympic tap turning exercise that requires significant reserves of deftness and stamina to complete only one order of scones.