It is a hand tool used to blend and mix doughs.
The dough whisk does not look like much at first glance. Opinions change however after one actually uses it.
Think about dough for a second, and how it is mixed.
While most people may have a mixer to do the dirty work, they may not make dough or cookies sometimes because it is a bit of a chore to pull out the mixer on a whim (or to clean up afterwards).
A dough whisk in the drawer could change that.
Now imagine you want to make some cookies and you have a dough whisk. The dough whisk has two main benefits that I want to point out:
Using a dough whisk is faster and requires less strength than a spoon. This is because there is not much surface area so the tool can move through mixtures very well while blending without overworking the dough.
The dough whisk cuts through dough easily and the smaller loops in the middle help to distribute ingredients (like chips in cookies). Until you use one, it is very hard to explain, but in the "how to use" section below, I made some images while making oatmeal cookies.
It cleans up with a quick rinse because the wires do not really collect much material or get "all gunked up".
Dough whisks are easy to use and very effective. We think every kitchen should have one.
Making cookies or any dough can be a one bowl affair without any fuss of cleaning up a million things. Just rinse it off.
Dough whisks are easily found on Amazon and other online stores.
The best ones have a nice large and long wooden handle with the head of the tool being made of stainless steel.
The shape of the tool should look like the shape seen in the images on this page. You may find other variations of the shape or twist of the wire, but the original and traditional shape is effective.
This is a quality version of the tool we featured on this page. Wooden handle, Stainless steel head - 13.5 inches.