Are Cocktails Better Shaken or Stirred?

Shaken or stirred—which is the better way to make a cocktail? Well, that depends on exactly what's in it. The mixing method will affect both the texture and appearance, and possibly even the taste...


by VFish 2 years ago

I have some silicone coated whisks and would like to get plain SS whisks. When I purchased the Silver7 saucier, they were also having a sale on their Sur la Table metal whisks and they looked good...

What's the secret to light fluffy muffins?

by ddelicious 14 years ago

My muffins always seem to come out very dense. What am I doing wrong? Overmixing? Improperly scooping?

Why not Dry to Wet

by Dukeofyork 16 years ago

Whenever I'm making muffins, cornbread, etc., the recipe always tells you to add the wet ingredients to the dry, and to stir as little as possible. Stupid question (I haven't tried it, but I fig...

What simple tools for hand mixing a batter?

by glify 5 years ago

Hi, I'm an amateur cook and tried mixing a cookie batter with a spoon in a big eating bowl. It went okay but was tiring and the mix wasn't perfect. What is a better way to do it? I'm thinking...

Substitute a hand mixer for a stand mixer's paddle or flat attachment?

by bobjunior 12 years ago

Hi All, I'm baking my brother a cake for thanksgiving -- its his birthday and he LOVES chocolate. I was going to make the cook's illustrated chocolate sour cream bundt cake, but it calls for the f...

I got flour pockets in my banana bread

by Gloriaa 6 years ago

I have made banana bread at least a thousand times and I am very careful not to over mix it but this time I got rather large pocket of dry flour. What is the best way to incorporate it without over...

Choc Mousse, what am I doing wrong , adding eggs to chocolate, it goes beserk !!!! ???

by pinktori71 15 years ago

Please help me Chow Hounds. I love mousse. Each time I make it, I melt the choc in a stainless steel bowl over very lightly simmering water, this all melts beautifully. Then the recipes always ask ...

Can I swirl peanut butter into a brownie mix?

by musicalchef 13 years ago

Hi, I often "cheat" by using brownie mixes (usually betty crocker) and mixing my own stuff in there (coffee, various nuts and chips, fresh mint). Could I swirl some peanut butter into the batte...

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