a name for turning a bowl with egg foam upside down over your head

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Hello.

Suppose that you are baking a tasty cheese cake. You have just whipped foam from egg whites and you now want to make sure it does not fall by turning a bowl upside down over your head.

Is there a name for turning a bowl with egg foam upside down over your head?

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An egg foam is a meringue. The only name I can think of for the gesture you propose is foolish (or a ruder synonym). :)
 

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I didn't mean a meringue. What I meant was making sure that mixed batter (or whipped egg whites) doesn't fall on your head by turning a bowl upside down.

I definitely did not mean a meringue. I must have failed to express myself properly.
 

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It doesn't matter what's in the bowl. There is no word/name for holding a bowl upside down over your head to check if the contents are going to fall out!
 

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How about calling it a 'futility check'?
 

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Suppose that you are baking a tasty cheese cake. You have just whipped foam from egg whites and you now want to make sure it does not fall by turning a bowl upside down over your head.
What makes you think this is a good idea, Jacek?

Have you considered the advisability of holding the upturned bowl over another bowl in case the contents are not as stiff as you had hoped?
 

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Yes — I was taught to be cautious.:squarewi:
 

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Play nice guys!

Dairy Queen does that every time they make one of those thick shakes, just to prove how thick it is.

Let's dub it "The DQ Thick Test". :lol:
 

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I'm sure that would work if I had any idea what Dairy Queen was!
 

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As for placing a bowl with mixed batter upside down over my head, I make sure it is stiff enough not to pour over my head in the first place. I am not naive enough to pour very liquid batter over my head from a bowl on purpose.
 

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If you're already sure it's stiff enough not to come out of the bowl, what purpose does holding it over your head serve? Showing off? ;-)
 

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In that case, you already know that it won't pour out onto your head, yet you do it anyway. You do it to make sure it's thick enough, but you don't do it unless you already know it's thick enough. Is it a local custom? If so, I can understand why it hasn't spread.
 

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How prosaic. You are probably the sort of person who doesn't put their hand in a pan of water to confirm that it's boiling so that you can put the spaghetti in, Rover.

Or doesn't bother licking licking frozen poles to confirm they're sufficiently frozen. Or pee on electric fences to confirm they're charged.

It's shortcuts like these that lead to shoddy craftsmanship.
 

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Or doesn't bother licking licking frozen poles to confirm they're sufficiently frozen.

Licking them once smacks of stupidity. Licking them twice might indicate the person will one day be the recipient of a Darwin Award.
 

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I do not do it to show off. It is not a local (I think you mean Polish) custom, either. One does not have to look far to find the answer.
Please take a look at this:

Meanwhile, whisk your egg whites – using an electric whisk – with a pinch of salt in a clean metal or glass bowl until you have stiff peaks (and the bowl can be held upside down over your head). Be careful to not over-whisk (see above).

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeand...-pavlova-recipe-henry-dimbleby-back-to-basics

I did not draw on this material.
 

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It's strange that in post #3 you were adamant that you weren't talking about meringue yet that link leads directly to a meringue recipe.
 

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Pure coincidence.
 
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I was wrong when I said that an egg foam is a meringue; that's a sweetened, stiff egg foam. The general term is simply beaten egg whites. You specify the degree of stiffness depending on the recipe.
 

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Licking them once smacks of stupidity. Licking them twice might indicate the person will one day be the recipient of a Darwin Award.

One man's stupidity is another man's thoroughness. It's a sticky definition.
 
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