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What is a pastry wheel?

A small utensil consisting of a sharp cutting wheel attached to a handle. Small pastry wheels with plain cutting edges are used to mark and cut rolled-out pastry or cookie dough. Larger, plain-edged wheels are used to cut pizza.

What does cut shortening into flour mean?

Often a recipe will call for you to “cut in” butter or shortening—usually when making biscuits, scones, or some other pastry that needs to be flaky. “Cutting in” means incorporating the butter into the flour in such a way that little lumps of the raw butter remain whole within the flour mixture.

What is it called when you mix shortening and flour with a pastry blender?

Most pastry dough recipes include a solid shortening as well as dry ingredients, and in order to combine them properly, you need to mix them a certain way. This is referred to as “cutting in.” The term means to work the two elements with two knives or a pastry blender until well mixed.

What can I use in place of a pastry blender?

Two butter knives – Two knives held together at an angle may be substituted for a pastry blender when cutting in butter. Use the knives to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the pieces of flour-coated butter become smaller and have the texture of coarse crumbs.

How does a pastry blender work?

A pastry blender is a cooking utensil used to mix a hard (solid) fat into flour in order to make pastries. The tool is usually made of narrow metal strips or wires attached to a handle, and is used by pressing down on the items to be mixed (known as “cutting in”).

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