It isn’t often I need a pastry cutter, but every time I do, I think, man, I should really buy a pastry cutter. This morning, I was making chocolate streusel as part of a last minute recipe change (ie, I was already baking what I was changing–it was in the oven), and my usual alternatives were not working too well. Generally, I just whip quickly with a fork and come behind with a butter knife. Wasn’t happenin’ fast enough. In my haste, I decided maybe a whisk would work better.
It did, except for the whole catching-all-the-ingredients-in-the-inside-of-the-whisk dilemma that followed. The butter knife made another guest appearance and all was well–until I got over zealous with the broiler.
Note to self: buy a pastry cutter.