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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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mboutilier Level 55 / Living life to the fullest!
Answered 3 years ago
Because you're only using egg whites and not the yolks for angel food cake, you can't use plastic bowls - it's the same with meringue. Avoid plastic or wooden bowls because of their naturally porous surface which attracts grease; grease or fat deflates egg whites. Never use aluminum which reacts with the egg whites causing them to turn slightly gray. Use stainless steel or glass bowls (don't use aluminum - it will cause the batter to turn gray)
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Answered 3 years ago
I believe the egg whites react to the plastic which somtimes is greasy.
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lety89 Level 3
Answered 3 years ago
the reason why is because the egg whites need to be completely grease free and the plastic makes it create grease when mixed.
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kelarsen Level 31 / just visiting this planet
Answered 3 years ago
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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