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Mixing is when you combine two or more ingredients, typically with a spoon or an electric mixer. The terms mixing and stirring are usually used interchangeably.


Difficulty to learn: Easy

Some Thoughts For You:

Mixing usually involves combining ingredients together, such as flour and sugar in a baking mix. You do not refer to mixing when only one ingredient is involved, such as milk. Typically, you would use the term “stir” to describe a single ingredient. It is a little finicky, so don’t panic if you mix them up! Either way you are combining ingredients.

What You Will Need:

Assuming you are mixing together basic ingredients that will combine without too much force, here is what you will need:

  • A mixing bowl (its size depends on how much you have to mix)
  • A way to mix (either a spoon or an electric mixer will work)
  • Your ingredients to be mixed

Basic Steps

  1. Get your clean bowl and mixing tool ready, along with your ingredients.
  2. Add your ingredients to the bowl, in the order and amount specified in your recipe.
  3. Whenever you have to mix, simply use the mixing tool to work the ingredients around. You can do this for as long as you’d like, but remember the longer you mix the more combined your ingredients get. Some recipes may want you to mix for only a few seconds, while others might want the ingredients entirely mixed together.

Tips For You:

  • If you are mixing a few dry ingredients, go with the spoon or other non-electronic mixer. A high powered mixer would only make a big mess.

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