What does it mean when baking when it says just barely combine. How do you know it's barely combined or totally combined. What happens if something is mixed too much?
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Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.
It's just a friendly way of saying: don't over-mix!!
If some baked goods are mixed too much they will toughen up. So mix together, but stop immediately when first combined.
A trick borrowed from applesauce cake (only crazier).
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