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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cutting In

No I am not talking about lines. That is a whole different story! I am talking about a baking term. When you "cut in," you are mixing a solid, typically shortening or butter, into flour or some other dry mixture. You "cut in"" until the solid looks like tiny peas. When you incorporate this fat into the flour correctly, the result is flaky perfection! You can use 2 knives or try a fork, but a pastry blender is best. Mine is from Pampered Chef. I have had it for years. I think it is was inexpensive at the time, maybe $5-$6. Want deleciously flaky biscuits or scones? Use the right tool and learn how to cut in properly.

1 comment:

  1. I have to admit that I haven't used a pastry cutter for some years... since I discovered I could use my grater and not have an extra tool in my kitchen. I dip the butter stick in the flour mix and then quickly grate it into the flour (sometimes stopping just to turn the pieces over into the flour). It mixes up incredibly fast as it is basically the right size. My scones haven't been better and our biscuits, too. However, when it comes to any other type of fat... I am stuck with a knife and fork (two forks are hard to keep from getting clogged up : D