Last year I introduced you to a relatively recent discovery that has quickly become one of my favorite kitchen tools: the Danish dough whisk. In case you’ve missed my blog posts and newsletter segments on the topic, a Danish dough whisk is a long-handled mixing tool with a flat metal coil on one end.
The unique stacked coils are the key that makes this whisk particularly effective for mixing doughs. The coils have a lot less surface area than other types of tools, allowing it to cut through sticky doughs and other mixtures that would prove troublesome to a balloon whisk or spoon. (For a more thorough overview, I highly recommend reading my introduction to the Danish dough whisk!)
And although I’ve been getting a lot of use out of this whisk in my own kitchen, I understand that it can be hard to imagine how an unfamiliar tool might be useful if you’ve never even seen one in action before. So today, I thought I’d share some of the many useful applications that OGT readers have discovered for their Danish dough whisk!
11 Brilliant Ways To Use Your Danish Dough Whisk
1. Meatloaf & Meatballs
“I mixed up a meatloaf with it and was very pleased with the results. It went through the ground meat very easily, and the best part was that I didn’t have to use my hands!” – Cynthia D.
2. Biscuit Dough
“I used the Danish whisk for a biscuit recipe that said not to over-mix. It blended the ingredients perfectly.” – Pam O.
“I especially like it for mixing biscuit dough. Clean-up is so easy; the dough practically falls off the whisk.” – Judith A.
3. Cookie Dough
“I used my whisk to make cookies, it works great! Cut right through the dough and mixed the chocolate chips in perfectly, without a lot of effort.” – Carol S.
“Incorporating nuts, cranberries and white chocolate chips in oatmeal cookie dough was so much easier and took less time and clean up is a breeze. I am raving about it to my whole family.” – Maryann O.
“I love my time in the kitchen, but I never looked forward to making gravy. Call me Mr. Lumpy. But no more! The Danish dough whisk proved to be a magical solution.” – Jim S.
“Tried it with a stir-fry sauce to incorporated the grated garlic. It didn’t cling to it like my regular whisks. Now I use it for all my sauces.” – Teresa R.
5. Cream Cheese Desserts
“I was preparing a dessert that had cream cheese in it and I knew this would be a good test for the whisk. Usually I have little bits of cream cheese that just won’t blend in. Well, this whisk did the trick… the cream filling was smooth as silk for the first time ever!” – Collette E.
6. Spice Mixes
“I had a spice rub mix that always gets caught in the whisk. Not a problem with this tool.” – Regcat
7. English Muffin Bread
“Bought this for my mother-in-law who loves your English Muffin Bread and said she wished she had the Danish dough whisk you mentioned. She was thrilled with the results and said it made the mixing much easier. We all love her bread and agree that it made a good recipe even better as it improved the texture.” – Jenn N.
“Love the way it gets down to the bottom of the bowl and I don’t have flour left because the whisk gets it all.” – Dianna M.
8. Risotto & Other Whisking-Intensive Recipes
“I was making a wonderful baked risotto recipe that […] calls for a ‘vigorous’ 3-minute stir when removed from the oven. That was a challenge for me until I used this whisk!” – HP
“I used my new whisk to make a cornmeal dish called nachynka. You have to constantly stir while you incorporate the milk and eggs into the cornmeal on the stove. It was fantastic—no sticking, no burning, a perfect smoothness to the dish.” – Annette D.
9. Cake Batter
“I used it to mix a cake without the mixer. It came out so fluffy it melted in your mouth.” – Gloria L.
10. Cornbread Batter
“When I make cornbread I use half whole wheat flour and half cornmeal. Believe me, [it’s] MUCH easier to mix with this tool than a big balloon whisk! No more constantly banging the tool against the side of the bowl to get the ingredients out of the middle of it! This tool rates 5 stars! Too bad I can’t give it 6!” – Eileen M.
11. Pancake Batter
“I used the Danish whisk to make pancake batter. It works very well and it works with fewer strokes so the pancakes were very tender.” – Tracey L.
BONUS: It’s Comfortable To Hold And Use, Even With Arthritis!
This isn’t technically a specific use, but I wanted to mention it here anyway because of the sheer volume of positive feedback this whisk has received from arthritis sufferers. As someone who also deals with hand stiffness and pain, I couldn’t agree more — my Danish dough whisk is more comfortable to hold than almost any other kitchen tool!
Here’s a look at what other readers have said on the topic:
- “I have arthritic hands that are also sensitive to cold. I bought this tool hoping it would help me to avoid having to mix foods directly with my hands, such as meatloaf. Boy did it work well. I was able to completely mix the meatloaf without any of the usual pain in my hands.” – NurzCris
- “I have arthritis in my hands and I was amazed at how much easier the Danish dough whisk was to use than my old whisk.” – Linda C.
- “I ordered the Danish dough whisk because severe arthritis has made it difficult for me to tightly grasp things. It looked easy to hold and use — and it is!” – B.
Now is a fantastic time to try a Danish dough whisk for yourself because it’s 40% off right now in my shop! Plus, when you buy 3, you’ll get 1 absolutely FREE. That takes the final cost down to just $8.09 (regularly $17.99).
And I’m going to let you in on a little secret – that’s an even better price than you’ll get during my Black Friday Sale in November! So stock up today and get some of your Christmas shopping done nice and early.
What other uses would you add to this list?