Word for 11/27 – Tender

Tender baked goods depend on not over mixing once you add your flour.  This batter for pistachio & orange cookies called for creaming the butter & sugar, beating in the eggs, then folding in the flour & other dry ingredients.  Over working the flour would activate the gluten, making the cookies tough.  This principle is especially important when making muffins & other quick breads. It also applies to creating flaky biscuits.

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