What can I use in place of a food processor?
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I don't have a food processor, just a blender and my large mixer, so what do I use when recipe calls for a food processor?
While there are no hard and fast rules, as a rough guideline:
- When the recipe calls for a food processor to mince or chop, a blender is likely to be the better choice.
- Use the mixer when trying to cream a combination of liquid and solids such as butter, flour and milk.
- Use the mixer to whip and aerate in recipes such as meringues and whipped cream.
When you want to puree, the blender is likely to do a better job.
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