To mix a solid fat (butter or shortening) into a dry ingredient using a pastry blender, two knives, a fork, or fingers until fat particles are the desired size.
To combine a solid fat with dry ingredients, by a horizontal motion with knives or pastry blender.
To mix a solid fat sich as butter or shortening into a dry ingredient such as flour, using a pastry blender, a fork or two knives.
Mix in solid fat or butter into dry mixture by chopping in with knife or a pastry type blender.
A pastry term, meaning to mix shortening or butter with flour or other dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse meal. To do this, you can use two knives and cut the shortening or butter directly into the flour, or use your fingers to mix it into the flour.