whisking


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whisk

 (wĭsk, hwĭsk)
v. whisked, whisk·ing, whisks
v.tr.
1. To move or cause to move with quick light sweeping motions: whisked crumbs off the table; whisked the children away.
2. To whip (eggs or cream).
v.intr.
To move lightly, nimbly, and rapidly.
n.
1. A quick light sweeping motion.
2. A whiskbroom.
3. A small bunch, as of twigs or hair, attached to a handle and used in brushing.
4. A kitchen utensil, usually in the form of stiff, thin wire loops attached to a handle, used for whipping foodstuffs.

[Middle English wisken, of Scandinavian origin.]
References in classic literature ?
Jim was trotting along the well-known road, shaking his ears and whisking his tail with a contented motion.
This done, the industrious beavers indulged in a little recreation, chasing each other about the pond, dodging and whisking about on the surface, or diving to the bottom; and in their frolic, often slapping their tails on the water with a loud clacking sound.
The coachman, Terenty, fastened the horses, who kept whisking away the flies, to a tree, and, treading down the grass, lay down in the shade of a birch and smoked his shag, while the never-ceasing shrieks of delight of the children floated across to him from the bathing-place.
This obliging offer was gladly accepted, and Margaret retired to the parlor, which she hastily put in order by whisking the litter under the sofa and shutting the blinds to save the trouble of dusting.
This should be for only 2-3 minutes as the blender has done the major part of the whisking work.
3 Whisk until everything is smooth and incorporated, then keep whisking to thicken and aerate.
Heat until steaming but not boiling, then pour the hot liquid onto the yolks, whisking as you go.
The multi-purpose tools are a convenient set for any cooking jobs that require baking, whisking, beating or stirring.
When the cream just starts to boil, remove from the heat and pour over the yolks, whisking as you go.
Here the focus is on the eggs, not the person whisking them: The eggs were whisked.
Set the pan over medium heat and, whisking constantly, bring to a simmer.
Continue whisking for another few minutes, on a low speed to begin with and then on a higher speed, until the buttercream is very pale and fluffy.