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Asked by Sandieweeks - 3 years ago
The directions on an Angel Food cake mix say to mix in a metal or glass mixing bowl. Why can't you mix this cake mix in a plastic bowl as you can with all other cake mixes? How would it make the cake turn out any different if you used a plastic mixing bowl?
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korthal Level 35 / GEMOLOGIST/APPRAISER
Answered 3 years ago
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I believe the egg whites react to the plastic which somtimes is greasy.
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lety89 Level 3
Answered 3 years ago
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the reason why is because the egg whites need to be completely grease free and the plastic makes it create grease when mixed.
hope it some sort of help :)
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kelarsen Level 35 / just visiting this planet
Answered 3 years ago
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Plastic bowls "sweat"/have a "filmy" substance to them. This does not react well with egg whites. Glass or stainless steel is much better on the whole for most baking anyway. A stainless steel French whisk is the best mixing utensil, instead of the plastic mixing spoons which seem to be everywhere nowadays. Anything plastic has this filmy quality to it; also plastic doesn't wear as well--you may notice "scritch" marks in it--I think of these marks as germ catchers. I won't use plastic if possible.
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