Liquid egg in cakes - do I need to whisk ?

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by confusedofaxe, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. confusedofaxe

    confusedofaxe

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    Good evening all. I run my own small bakery producing farmhouse loaf cakes. I have reluctantly moved over to liquid free range egg from shelled, purely to save time and waste since I use so many in my cakes. I always used to whisk my eggs to introduce air and blend the white and yolk. My question is, do I still need to with liquid egg - I shake it but am I wasting my time whisking it? i.e. will I get the same results by simply pouring it into the mixer?

    Any thoughts welcome.
     
  2. kokopuffs

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    You mean purely liquid egg whites??  Never heard the term liquid free range before.
     
  3. confusedofaxe

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    Thanks Kokopuffs. It's yolk and white blended together. Comes from Holland.
     
  4. flipflopgirl

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    Try whisking and if you get too many bubbles then just shake and pour.

    mimi
     
  5. confusedofaxe

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    Mimi there are lots of bubbles but isn't that good? I.e air is good?
     
  6. flipflopgirl

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    Not if it is more bubbles than usual.

    Will leave holes and tunnels depending on the recipe.

    mimi

    edit... will not change the taste of course but along with holes and tunnels comes a dry crumb (sometimes).

    So if the shake is working I would just leave it alone.

    m.
     
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  7. brianshaw

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    I'm assuming you are talking about chemically leavened quick bread.  If so, there is sufficient air in the recipe from the creaming of fat and sugar.  No need to further beat the already mixed liquid egg.  Shake the container just in case it settled and pour into the fat/sugar and incorporate.
     
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  8. confusedofaxe

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    Thanks both for your advice- will just be shaking and pouring.
     
  9. flipflopgirl

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    Stop!
    Don't know what I was thinking when answering your second post but let me correct myself.
    You can wisk eggs all day long but unless the eggs are being overworked AFTER being added to the drys no tunneling will occur.
    There.
    I feel much better.
    Carry on.

    mimi