A question about a recipe: Revenge of the Pear Crisp: What would be the manual equivalent of the stand mixer in this recipe?

I have a question about step 6 on the recipe "Revenge of the Pear Crisp" from Lizthechef. It says:

"Using a standing mixer with a paddle attachment, combine the butter, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Mix for 2 minutes on medium-low speed. Using a rubber spatula, stir in the toasted almonds."

Revenge of the Pear Crisp
Recipe question for: Revenge of the Pear Crisp


Lizthechef September 22, 2011
Sure - I have this standing mixer but often prefer to grab a strong fork or spoon and go at it!
Panfusine September 22, 2011
Like this suggestion even more wssmom, thats usually what I end up doing !!
wssmom September 22, 2011
It is not my recipe (and it is a wonderful recipe!), but before I got my stand mixer, I would use a wooden spoon and a lot of elbow grease. Depending on how strong you are, mixing it for about four or five minutes by hand should work fine. The best gauge is your eyes!
Panfusine September 22, 2011
Thanks.. I was hoping to hear that!
There'sAlwaysPie September 22, 2011
I wouldn't think you would have much of a problem if you just use a handheld mixer for that step.
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