In baking and cooking, whisking is a skill that you should learn. Sure, you can use your electric mixer or hand mixer, but what if there is no power source? That just means you have to learn the basics! It’s not too late for you to try if you are don’t know how we are here to help. Because in this article, we will teach you how to whisk with ease! So if you’re excited to make your version of Dalgona coffee, jiggly cake, fluffy pancake, or cloud egg, read this till the end!
How it Started
Before we enjoyed these electric whiskers and mixers, beating eggs by hand is done differently. If we have a time machine, you will see that people did not depend on the whisks we grew up using. That’s because they don’t have it in the first place. So how did they do it?
- Long ago, when whisks weren’t invented yet, people rely on twigs.
- During the 1600s, Europeans learned to whisk with wood brushes. So if you were a house guest during that time, you might have seen your friend whisking eggs and pancakes using the wood brushes.
- Asian and European countries were the most to incorporate whisking in their food preparation.
- One of the early recipes that are very popular during those times requires the use of their so-called big birch rod.
- But not all the time they can find this big birch rod, so thanks to the Victorians who discovered and popularized the use of wire whisk.
- With a little whisk, they had their eggs beaten instantly. So, many people began to explore the use of different whisk. And there you go, now we have flat whisks, ball whisks, and cage whisks.
So how to whisk with ease? Read more below to get some tips.
Using The Right Whisk
There are many types of whisks that you can use when you’re preparing a specific meal. They may look the same and has funny shapes, but they are intended for a specific purpose. We want to introduce them to you, so you know what to use next time. And here they are:
- French Whisk – This is the perfect whisk to use when making sauces and beating eggs. This is perfect for extensive stirring and fits perfectly in small pots.
- Ball Whisk – You can use this when making scrambled eggs, diluting dry ingredients, or mixing dry ingredients. This scoops out the ingredients stuck on the corners of the pots and pans.
- Flat Whisk – This is the perfect whisk to use when you’re making a batter, custard, or sauce. You’ll find it easy to use on saucepans and pots.
- Spring or Coil Whisk – You can use this in different beverages like chocolate or coffee drink to make froth. This is perfect to use on small containers like cups, mugs, or glasses.
- Balloon Whisk- This is the kind of whisk that you can use in baking and cooking. This is the perfect whisk to use when making whipped cream or thick batter. It is perfect to use when making sauces, mixing dry ingredients, custards, batters, and eggs.
How To Whisk: A Guide
You already know the different types of whisks. Now, how to whisk? You will enjoy doing it if you will follow the steps that we have provided below.
- Choose the right whisk to use.
- Get a bowl.
- Inside the bowl, add the liquid ingredient.
- Using your other hand, hold the bowl tight.
- Slightly tilt the bowl so you can see the ingredient better.
- Get your whisk.
- Using a medium force, whisk it side to side with your dominant hand.
- Maintain your hand position.
- While you are whisking on the bowl, do not let your whisk touch the bottom.
- Continue whisking side to side until you get the consistency that you want to achieve.
- If you are whisking egg whites, try the whisk-lift strategy. You can do this by whisking side to side and up to make a volume.
Whisking is the backbone of baking and cooking. This is why it is necessary for you to learn this skill. And now that you already know how to whisk, you don’t have to worry if your mixer stops working because you can do it manually! Find out more about whisk.