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What does it mean to "just barely combine"

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?

asked by janelovesyou almost 5 years ago
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Amanda Hesser

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added almost 5 years ago

It's just a friendly way of saying: don't over-mix!!

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added almost 5 years ago

If some baked goods are mixed too much they will toughen up. So mix together, but stop immediately when first combined.