…if you don’t know how to fold, then you must be dumb.
Okay, maybe not. But even if you have no idea what “folding” in baking means, you’re just a few short minutes away from finding out. You’ll need a nice big bowl, a spatula, and whatever batter you’re supposed to fold.
And that was a fold! Then just repeat the steps. It should look something like this:
If you’re making muffins, most recipes will warn you not to over-mix the batter, otherwise your muffins will come out hard. That’s why you fold – this technique allows you to mix the dry ingredients with the wet without overworking the batter. A good sign that you’ve folded a muffin batter just right is that there will still be lumps.
Do not attempt to beat out the lumps! A lumpy batter makes the best muffins, so sayeth every baking guru on the planet. Just make sure there aren’t any huge pockets of dry ingredients left in the batter or you’ll have unpleasant nuggets of flour in your muffins!