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Old 06-07-2013, 10:02 PM   #1
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Cream butter/sugar?

can someone help me please... what does it mean when a recipe tells me to crean butter and sugar together... me not very good cook.


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Old 06-07-2013, 11:00 PM   #2
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Welcome to DC.

It just means to mix the butter and sugar together until they're fully blended, and there are no visible butter lumps or sugar crystals, it's all smooth. Beat the heck out of them. Room temperature butter works better than cold butter. You can blend the sugar and butter by hand, using a fork or a whisk, but it's easier with an electric hand mixer or stand mixer.

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Old 06-08-2013, 02:37 AM   #3
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It also helps to think of someone you are really mad at when you do it. Great therapy with a good cake at the end of it.
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:43 AM   #4
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Room temp butter and sugar. Electric mixer at highest speed is so much easier than manual. the key is to whip it really well. This step is the foundation for a good result.
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Looks like you got your answer, but I wanted to welcome you to DC. Enjoy!
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:38 AM   #6
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I used to cream butter with a wooden spoon. I found that easier to get that light fluffiness than using a whisk.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:36 AM   #7
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:41 AM   #8
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Welcome to DC A similar question was in the Cooks Illustrated magazine I just received. You want to mix the butter and sugar until the it's light yellow and fluffy. This adds a lot of air to the batter, which expands during baking to help the cake rise.

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