I really struggle with lumpy batter for mudcake recipes. When adding the flour to the liquid, it just clumps into lumps. Is there a trick to keeping it smooth?
Yep - pour about a cup of liquid into the flour first, a little more if required, until it's smooth. Then add another cup or so, mix until smooth, then the rest. I get lumpy batter if I get lazy and throw it in all at once.
You add the liqud ingredients to the dry ingredient: not the other way round. Otherwise it will clump ..
In a large bowl, sift the dry ingredients together.
Melt butter and chocolate in liquid until all is melted and smooth. Cool.
Whisk the eggs together: then whisk them into the cooled chocolate mixture. Combine thoroughly.
Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients, whisking the entire time. Alternatively, stir using a large spoon if you want. Do not beat with a machine.
thank you ladies, I'll give it a try