Continue reading...The rubbing in method is where you mix fats and flour using the tips of your fingers.
Take the butter and flour from the bowl using your fingertips and lightly rub them together and sprinkle the ingredients back into the bowl.
The higher you sprinkle the ingredients, the more air you will incorporate into the mix.
Once you have thoroughly combined the two ingredients, it should then resemble breadcrumbs.
This method is used when making scones.
Other baking methods you may wish to look at are as follows:
All in one method.