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Genoise Cake...Will a food processor get the batter to the ribbon stage?

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I'm planning on making a strawberry roulade, and must soon start the genoise. My mixer is broken and the choices are Cuisinart, hand mixer, or me!

asked by Lauren's Plate over 4 years ago
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Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added over 4 years ago

I would also go with the hand mixer. Food processors don't beat air into the batter.

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Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 4 years ago

Definitely the hand mixer. The food processor is going to chop the proteins in the batter into teeny tiny segments that won't be able to produce that wonderful génoise texture.