Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Tips-n-Tricks Tuesday: Mixing Ingredients
If you follow the directions when baking and mix the wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls - you're being too hard on yourself. At our house we mix the wet, then pour in the flour. We make a little indention in the flour and sprinkle the spices, baking powder/baking soda, salt, etc. in it. Then we stir in just the top layer to partially mix in the spices. Then blend it together with the wet.
I've also heard of a somewhat similar way where a lady mixes the dry ingredients in a bowl, then makes a "well" for the wet ingredients to be poured into and mixed before combining the wet and dry ingredients.
So just use one bowl next time and save yourself some work.
NOTE: I must mention that this doesn't work on EVERY recipe. Some recipes require it. But basic bread, cake, and cookie recipes (etc) can follow this method.