The best thing about an immersion blender is that you may skip the traditional and tedious ways of making and mixing batter. With this nifty hand-held tool, you can whip and mix batter in a flash with a much better emulsion using your conventional ingredients. Any cake recipe is possible by using the standard techniques of batter mixing with an immersion blender.
Step 1 - Combining and Mixing
Using a bowl, simply combine all your dry ingredients (salt, baking powder or baking soda, all purpose flour) then whisk it all together and set aside. If you are using sugar and zest, combine the ingredients and mix them using another container or bowl and mix the ingredients, whirling it for about 15 seconds.
Step 2 - Whisking the Wet Ingredients
Use a pitcher when combining the other ingredients for the batter such as eggs, milk and cooking oil. Stick the shaft of the immersion blender into the pitcher using the whisking blade or attachment. Carefully whisk the combined ingredients for 15 to 30 seconds or until you get a smooth and well-mixed batter for your cake or pancake mix.
Step 3 - Pouring the Melted Butter or Margarine Together
While the immersion blender is still running, slowly pour the melted margarine or butter into the pitcher. Make sure that you pour in a slow and steady stream to ensure that the ingredients are all mixed thoroughly. Continue the mixing process for another 3 minutes.
Step 4 - Mixing the Wet and Dry Ingredients
Take the mixture of the dry ingredients you have combined earlier and prepare it to mix into the other ingredients. Measure 3 to 4 large tablespoons of this dry ingredient and pour it into the blender ingredients you are working on. Adjust the speed of your immersion blender and mix the ingredients thoroughly until you get a smooth and well-mixed emulsion for your batter.
Take another tablespoon of the flour and dry ingredient mixture and continue pouring it in a slow and steady manner. Repeat this process until all the flour mixture is placed into the blender. Keep the mixing speed in a steady pace at first and eventually add an additional minute at high speed. This will finally make sure that your ingredients are thoroughly emulsified without any solid particles in the mixture.
Step 5 - The Final Touches
For batter intended for making pancakes, you can add a little creativity to your mix of ingredients by adding raspberries or blueberries into the mixture while you whisk the ingredients. This makes an appealing food presentation with an addition of granulated sugar and some attractive colors from the fruits.
Mixing batter with an immersion blender is truly an exciting cooking experience without the usual hassle and long period of making your ingredients. The immersion blender makes it easier for you to mix, whip, whisk and blend your ingredients for a smooth and well-mixed batter.