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Beat cooking definition | How To Beat Eggs | How To Beat Flour Into a Mixture | How to beat egg whites

Beat cooking definition

To Beat means to mix foods thoroughly to blend to a smooth consistency using a spoon, fork, whisk or electric beater/mixer to thoroughly incorporate the ingredients along with air.
For example, egg whites can be beaten until they are light and airy and the volume has increased.

When a batter or dough is beaten, this is usually done using a mixer, either a stand mixer or a hand mixer.

You can do your beating by hand, but this can take a lot of time and energy.
Beating with an appliance is an easier way to get the job done.

Examples of “Beat” in recipes

  1. Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until the mixture is doubled in size and lemon coloured.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together until the mixture is light and fluffy.

How To Beat Eggs

How To Beat Flour Into a Mixture

How to beat egg whites until stiff

Beating egg whites until stiff is necessary to make many sweet or savoury recipes, such as a soft sponge cake or a cheese soufflé.
You’ll see, it’s not difficult: you just need to follow few simple tips.

  1. Before beating, leave the eggs out of the fridge for at least an hour.
  2. First of all, separate the egg whites from the yolks, taking care that no yolk remains in the whites.
  3. Take a bowl and an electric beater, perfectly clean, pour the egg whites into the bowl and start beating.
    If you want, add a pinch of salt.
  4. In the first stage, the mixture will be very foamy
    When it’s white and soft, you’ll have semi-whipped egg whites.
  5. Continue beating until the mixture is firm: if you turn the bowl upside down, the egg whites won’t fall out.
  6. Don’t wait for too long before using the eggs, since the mixture will reduce in volume.
    The eggs can’t be used anymore.
  7. If you want to beat the egg whites with the sugar, add 1/3 at the beginning, 1/3 at half time and 1/3 at the end.

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