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My dough whisk arrived today... now what?

althetrainer's picture

My dough whisk arrived today... now what?

I would like to try the whisk out.  What's the best way to warm up to it?  Something doesn't require a lot of experience handling this little gadget... like pancake or cupcakes?  The whisk is pretty big for my hand but I probably can handle it if the dough is not too stiff.  Any suggestions?  Al

LindyD's picture

Just do it.  If you have a sourdough culture, use the whisk when you refresh it.

It's also a great tool for mixing dry ingredients, pancakes, etc., or for the initial mix of dough (when it calls for a shaggy mass).

I have one and use it for the above purposes, but that's about it.  I find that using my hands for folding, or a dough scraper to fold in the bowl,  is more effective and less work when mixing bread dough.

Janknitz's picture

You can search for the master recipe online.  The dough whisk is great for mixing up that dough--I usually make a half recipe.  It is very fun to play with. 

davidg618's picture

Try it on a quck bread levained with baking powder. They come in boxes at the supermarket.

David G

althetrainer's picture

Will get my hands on it for my next loaf!  Al