EQUIPMENT

Whisk

Whisk

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With a long handle attached at the top, the whisk is formed of a succession of looped wires. When whipping egg whites or whipping cream, a whisk is used to incorporate air into the ingredients. A whisk’s ability to properly integrate air into a mixture increases in direct proportion to the number of wires it has. Whisks come in a variety of sizes to suit a variety of purposes.

Substitutions:

  • Electric mixer or wooden spoons can be used for mixing.
  • A fork can be used to whip a little amount of mixture, such as one egg white, and include air.
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