A Q for the ladies!

No, really dont get excited blokes!

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08/08/2008 at 10:45

Can anyone clarify for me what the expression "lightly whisk" about double cream in a recipe means?

thank yous

08/08/2008 at 10:47
B, are you implying that none of us blokes knows how to lightly whisk cream ?
[storms off in a hissy fit]
08/08/2008 at 10:48

A stiff whisk makes it very hard and lose fluffiness

A light whisk means it just gets some body to it without getting thick. 

08/08/2008 at 10:53

oh soz scotty!!  just didnt want to get any of you blokies too excited when it was a boring question really!!

thanks mrs pig!  so i need it light and fluffy. 

only last time i used extra thick double cream and a fork and it made no difference - if anything whisking it around with a fork made it less thick.  so now i have normal double crea and i bought a new whisk!!

so i should lightly whisk until fluffy and a wee bit "peaky"?

08/08/2008 at 11:00
What're you making Ballini, will there be enough for all of us?. Does it involve cold custard (desperately hopes not)
08/08/2008 at 11:01
I find I can get it very quickly from 'stiffening' to very hard  (but that might just be my technique)
08/08/2008 at 11:03

hello!

bigpony - it'll be a lovely strawberry cheesecake!!  test ran it past the hubbald last weekend and it got thumbs up big stylee!!

08/08/2008 at 11:05
so really mrs pig i was wasting my time trying with the fork?
08/08/2008 at 11:07

lol @ Mrs Pig.  That happens to me too!

I use an electric whisk!

08/08/2008 at 11:11
A balloon whisk is the ideal tool for this...makes the cream light and fluffy without grittiness...which over whisking does.
08/08/2008 at 11:20

a balloon whisk is what i have!!!!  phew.

thanks all!!

08/08/2008 at 11:41

Ballini - I don't think the 'extra thick' stuff actually whips up at all.

Mrs Pig wrote (see)
I find I can get it very quickly from 'stiffening' to very hard  (but that might just be my technique)
08/08/2008 at 11:53
no, i think you are right Slugsta.
LIVERBIRD    pirate
08/08/2008 at 15:42
Don't ASDA sell cheesecakes?
08/08/2008 at 15:58

we had a lovely sainsubrys one from the frozen section the other week - a "ttd" one.  thats what prompted me to make one.  yes easier to buy but when entertaining it is noce to say youve done it.

i was quite chuffed with how much the hubbald raved on about it actually!!

Dark Vader    pirate
09/08/2008 at 17:40
Mrs Pig wrote (see)
I find I can get it very quickly from 'stiffening' to very hard  (but that might just be my technique)


Well.. that's got to be in the running for quote of the year...! 

09/08/2008 at 17:48
And be careful because when it does go hard, and it will do quite quickly, then there's not much you can do with it. 
Nicko. Hdau    pirate
09/08/2008 at 18:17
Mrs Pig wrote (see)
I find I can get it very quickly from 'stiffening' to very hard  (but that might just be my technique)

Sezz wrote (see)
And be careful because when it does go hard, and it will do quite quickly, then there's not much you can do with it. 


I beg to disagree Sezzicles

Those two quotes are going down in the history pages of RW

09/08/2008 at 21:00
What cream are we talking about exactly here!!!!
10/08/2008 at 14:46
I wonder if those will be appearing in the pages of RW this month???
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