Wednesday, February 16, 2011

How do I know when my egg whites are soft peaks?

Generally you will see a recipe call for eggs to be at "soft peak" stage when the egg whites need to be folded into another mixture. You would do this to give it a light and fluffy texture. If you are baking, it will allow the mixture to expand while in the oven. If using it for making mousse, this allows a lighter texture to the finished product. Omg...that's so good! You can tell when you have reached the perfect soft peak stage if your egg whites are white, shiny and foamy. As you lift up the beater or whisk, the whites will gently form a peak. There ya have it. Start whipping!
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