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  • v. Present participle of overbeat.


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  • I guess I didn't beat the butter long enough, this is only because I freaked out about "overbeating" the batter because they kept stressing that on the show.

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  • I have a theory as to why it cracked (see note in recipe re: not overbeating the eggs) but I have no idea why it did not bake through.

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  • One of the great things about the batter is that without gluten, there's no overbeating it, so it's great for kids to learn with too!

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  • Mr. Chu is an empiricist: “There are a variety of mashing techniques that will take you to smooth and creamy, but the handheld mixer, used quickly to avoid overbeating and overdeveloping the potato starch, is best.”

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  • Nicole, my guess would be overbeating the eggs when you stir together the white and the yolks, especially if they puffed up a lot.

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  • First, overbeating breaks down the cream cheese, and produces grainy looking frosting that is too soft to hold a shape.

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  • Lightly whisk the eggs together, it doesn't matter if there are still little globs of unmixed egg, because overbeating does toughen the eggs.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • It has only one ingredient, but requires attention to detail such as not overbeating the eggs, perfect timing to ensure a moist, gooey centre and the outside tinged with gold flecks, hand skills to fold the eggs into a neat crescent shape, seam down, then slid neatly out of the pan onto a warmed plate.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • Jesus, it's getting manic, and your head starts pounding, and your heart is overbeating, and your lungs are hyperventilating, and the anger of frustration is beginning to boil up in you to an overflowing gush of F-ing explicatives against God, Mom, the Flag, and certainly the rest of humanity.

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  • In fact, these cookies are so basic you can mix everything by hand; this helps to avoid overbeating, which may toughen the dough.

    Archive 2005-09-01


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