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Peak

Peak. A stage in the whipping (q.v.) of foamlike materials, as meringues (q.v.) or angel food batters (q.v.), at which a pointed tip remains on the mass when a small sample of the material is lifted off. When the tip is short and stiff, it is referred to as a dry peak, and when it is extended and soft, it represents a wet peak. The appearance of the peak is indicative of the extent to which mixing or whipping has been carried.