Hi, Robby zhu,

The antecedent of a relative clause in the predicate cannot be found in the subject, the only apparent exception being that of split relatives (where relative clauses found after the verb actually refer and belong to the subject, for example: A meal was prepared which consisted of flour, fat and water, all mixed together.)

However, this is not the case with your sentence, where the antecedent of "that" is "food," not "pastry."

Robby zhu posted:

But I kind of feel it is illogical: how can a single thing be "mixed". 

Well, the same illogicality would apply to "pastry," if your reasoning were correct. You have to think of "mix" as the action of stirring until all the ingredients become a uniform mixture. "together" does not convey plurality in this case.


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