When you blend, you are incorporating two or more ingredients thoroughly. You can do this by hand, or by using electrical devices, usually called blenders.
Difficulty to learn: Easy
Some Thoughts For You:
Blending two ingredients can mean anything. You could be blending peanut butter and honey, or blending multiple fruits and yogurt to make a smoothie. Some things that you blend you can accomplish by hand, if they combine easily and are soft. But, for the added boost, you can use a blender to blend ingredients more easily.
What You Will Need:
For blending a few soft or easy to combine ingredients, you will only need a spoon or whisk and a bowl.
For blending several larger or solid ingredients, you will need an electric blender.
Blending the easy to combine ingredients will only take a bit of arm muscle and some time. Simply stir until the desired blend is achieved!
For blending larger ingredients to a finer blend, you will need to do a little more work:
- Get all of your food to be blended ready. If you are blending massive ingredients like a watermelon, cut it up into smaller pieces. Blenders are strong, but unless it is industrial strength, it could overheat under the stress.
- Put everything into the blender, making sure the blender lid can fit securely on without pushing down on the ingredients.
- Blend it all! Use the setting you think is appropriate. If you’re unsure, start at a slower speed and increase until you’ve reached your desired blend level.
Tips For You:
- If your ingredients aren’t blending properly in the blender, don’t panic. Sometimes adding some liquid or mixing the ingredients a little will allow the blender to work a little better.
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