I’m not much of a baker, but there really is nothing like the taste of a homemade loaf of bread. When I learned that my eldest daughter was gluten intolerant it was a daunting task to try and find breads, pastas, crackers and baked goods commercially which she could eat. Though I don’t do it all the time, I do like to make bread for her from time to time. This allows me to test my skills, save some money and provide her with that wonderful comfort of a loaf of bread made just for you.
One aspect of making bread that I despise is the clean up. It’s tough to get all the dry ingredients completely combined and removing caked on dough from a spoon almost requires a jack hammer. Thanks to Kitchen Simple I received a Danish Dough Whisk for the purposes of review. I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. I thought “whisk?”, aren’t they usually pretty flimsy and rather spring like? This is like no other whisk you’ve ever tried. The wire is thick and keeps its form. The dough whisk is intended for use to blend bread and other kinds of dough prior to rising. The shape of the whisk alleviates the “cruddy spoon” problem and can get flour out of and off of every surface of a bowl.
To be honest, I didn’t have an opportunity to put this simple kitchen tool through it’s paces the way I would have liked. I injured my back right around the time I received the whisk so churning and mixing dough by hand is not something I was in any condition to do. I could barely raise my arms beyond elbow level. I did however use the whisk to make some thicker pancake batter called ebelskiver. On our 10th anniversary we received an ebelskiver pan and a can of mix from Williams-Sonoma. Once we finished that can I never got another one. Always thinking I would attempt to make my own ebelskiver mix it was never done until I received this whisk. It is effective, but almost too strong for this application. I could feel that it was better suited for thicker, dryer batters or doughs. Since gluten free bread prepares more like a thick cake batter I will try using the dough whisk on that next time I make some.
If you are a baker and interested in traditional preparations you would do well to look into the Danish Dough Whisk for your kitchen.
I received a complimentary sample for the purpose of review.