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Coat The Back Of A Spoon

Definition: Coat The Back Of A Spoon


Coat The Back Of A Spoon
A cooking technique used to test the doneness of a sauce or more typically, egg based custard. Place a spoon - wooden works well, but metal is fine too - in the mixture. Remove, and run your finger through the middle of the sauce/custard. If a clear path is left and an even run-less film is left on the spoon, the mixture is ready. Depending on the recipe the film will be thin or thick.

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SU3 SU3 9 years
Oh that sounds great! Thanks party! :)
partysugar partysugar 9 years
Ok, SU3 I would give this strawberry semifreddo recipe a try: it's a little different than the pistachio and incorporates vanilla and lemon juice.
SU3 SU3 9 years
I figured it might be difficult, but thank you for the link to the tips party. :) The Semifreddo sounds delish and simple to do. Question though! If I wanted strawberries instead of pistachios - do I just substitute one for the other in the recipe. Or would there be any other changes?? THANKS!!!
partysugar partysugar 9 years
SU3 it might be tough to make ice cream without the machine, however it can be done. Check out these tips and consider making a semifreddo instead.
SU3 SU3 9 years
Speaking of making ice cream... :P How do you go through the process *without* the ice cream maker machine thing... I have no idea what it's called. But I'm really interesting in making the homemade strawberry ice cream you girls posted.
SU3 SU3 9 years
Speaking of making ice cream... :PHow do you go through the process *without* the ice cream maker machine thing... I have no idea what it's called. But I'm really interesting in making the homemade strawberry ice cream you girls posted.
GiggleSugar GiggleSugar 9 years
When I used to make ice cream (back when I had time!) I was always happy to reach this custard-y stage because it meant I was that much closer to finishing (and then being able to eat) my dessert!
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