• Gretchen

The Pastry Blender: It Is More Than a Baker's Tool

Updated: Jun 9, 2019

Chances are the Pastry Blender is part your cooking arsenal. This hand-held utensil is designed to "cut" firm shortening or butter into small pieces while mixing with flour when making most pastry such as pie crusts, biscuits, and scones. The Pastry Blender is a versatile kitchen tool and has many more other indispensable uses. Here are a few of our favorite ways to use it.

Guacamole – mash avocados to make smooth creamy guacamole

Banana Nut Bread – mash bananas when baking banana bread

Egg Salad - chop hard boiled eggs to get perfectly smooth textured egg salad

Potato Salad - quickly and easily cut through potatoes and skins when making potato salad

Mashed Cauliflower - mash cauliflower for the many mashed and riced cauliflower recipes

Chickpea Salad – mash garbanzo beans for chickpea salad

Apple Crisp Topping – chop cold butter into a mixture brown sugar, oats, flour, and cinnamon mixture to create the perfect topping for a perfect crisp topping

Jam – evenly chop strawberries and blueberries when making jam

Nuts – quickly chop nuts