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annieqst's picture

Okay y'all! I need lots of ideas for using my brand new kitchen aide! My new bday present (an Artisan, along with a pair of gorgeous earrings)—I'm very excited! I'll try bread and cake batter. I only have the 3 attachments (mixer, whisk, & dough hook). So what do you use yours for? Oh boy! I feel like I've reached adulthood! Zippity do dah! MixMixMix. FunFunFun. PlayPlayPlay.

KarenP's picture

(post #55993, reply #1 of 23)

  What a great gift, Annie!  You are going to have a blast with it. 
  Cookies, cakes, bread, and pasta. I've ground the meat for chili.  I'm taking a Calabrian winter class and hope to be able to make some sausage with it.
  Last weekend I made the brioche from Baking with Julia (Nancy Silverton).  I froze it, thawed half this weekend for the sticky buns in the same book.  The machine does pretty much the whole thing, but I was so thrilled at the layers in that dough I can't tell you. 
  Did you give it a name yet? 


Edited 1/21/2008 11:59 pm by KarenP

annieqst's picture

(post #55993, reply #4 of 23)

Name it?!? This is a right of passage of which I was unaware! Lucille comes to mind, tho...

KarenP's picture

(post #55993, reply #16 of 23)

Lucille and Red sounds like a match made in heaven to me...Sometimes it takes an event, but I think a name is a must. You and your Kitchenaide are a daring duo remember!

annieqst's picture

(post #55993, reply #18 of 23)

...now if I can actually get up the gumption to USE it! I bought some yeast yesterday and Saturday, I'll attempt bread. I just keep thinking 'yesIcanyesIcanyesIcan!'

maddog3's picture

(post #55993, reply #19 of 23)

If a crabby, crusty, left-handed electrician can make bread..
you will have no problem

Good Luck with your new toy

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chefathome's picture

(post #55993, reply #20 of 23)

Cool!  I recently purchased a Professional 600 Series (flour power 14 cups).  It is Siena Red and I LOVE IT!  One of my most prized possessions.  Although my Artisan model was great I needed something with more oomph (has 575 watts) to make a higher quantity of doughs.  Although I love kneading dough sometimes you just want to be a bit lazy. 


Use it for everything but then I am a homemaker (no children) so have time to play! 


 

"The joys of the table belong equally to all ages, conditions, countries and times; they mix with all other pleasures, and remain the last to console us for their loss."
Jean Antheleme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste
maddog3's picture

(post #55993, reply #22 of 23)

" sometimes you just want to be a bit lazy. "

yep that's me

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KarenP's picture

(post #55993, reply #21 of 23)

  Oh c'mon...some buttercream and maybe some matching cupcakes?  A little bit of potato bread?  It's caaaalllllinnng youuuuuu.......mix it up girl!

annieqst's picture

(post #55993, reply #23 of 23)

Oh yeah, buttercream and muffins! Hadn't thought of that. Yum!!

FitnessNut's picture

(post #55993, reply #8 of 23)

You're supposed to name it????

(Someone forgot to tell me.....)

Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell
Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell
knitpik's picture

(post #55993, reply #2 of 23)

Congratulations! Which color did you get? Anyway, happy baking!
I treasure mine a lot as it was our wedding gift from my parents.

annieqst's picture

(post #55993, reply #5 of 23)

Ruby red!

Jean's picture

(post #55993, reply #3 of 23)

That's cool! You'll love it!



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Marie Louise's picture

(post #55993, reply #6 of 23)

Color, must know color, LOL...

Okay, here's the first thing you should try. Make a batch of brownies:

Step 1: Add the cocoa all at once while mixing on Speed 4.
Step 2: Change clothes.
Step 3: Put me on ignore.

Seriously, be careful when adding dry ingredients. Or adding too much air to cake batters. These machines are powerful. Enjoy!

annieqst's picture

(post #55993, reply #9 of 23)

What will too much air do--make it too fluffy? But what does too fluffy do? I am such a novice at baking, so a big novice at a KA. I used one about 30 years ago when I was working in the restaurant, but those brain cells are almost completely lost...


DH was a little leary of me wanting/getting one of these (but he did come through, didn't he), because he feared it wouldn't be used enough. And it won't be used a lot, but I see at invaluable when it is used. Having never successfully made bread, I thought I'd try that first.

Marie Louise's picture

(post #55993, reply #10 of 23)

I think too much air will make some cakes deflate as they bake-but I will let the real bakers answer. I just remember that when I first got mine, I had a tendency to over-mix. You've got to be careful, it is so much faster than a hand-mixer.

But fun. The pasta roller (make sure you buy the roller, not the extruder) and the meat grinder are fun additions as time goes on.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #55993, reply #13 of 23)

Priceless!!!!!!

 


 


It is not gremolita, it is GREMOLATA!!!!

(October 2007)

Marie Louise's picture

(post #55993, reply #14 of 23)

I take it you've done that too <G>

SallyBR1's picture

(post #55993, reply #17 of 23)

what's the saying? It takes one to know one... :-)

 


 


It is not gremolita, it is GREMOLATA!!!!

(October 2007)

FitnessNut's picture

(post #55993, reply #7 of 23)

Oh, you lucky thing! You are going to have such a wonderful time! And red, too - my favourite colour. ;-)

The first thing I made with my boring grey one was bread.....wonderful bread that I didn't have to knead with my hands. I was in love. Its been 15 or more years and I'm still in love.

Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell
Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell
Betakin's picture

(post #55993, reply #11 of 23)

Congrats, on your new KA. Now the fun in your kitchen really begins. You will soon want some attachments, so start giving hints now for future gifts.


I love the ice cream maker and the pasta rollers. I have two KA Artisans, (yes with names but I don't dress them up as some do) and I have a Sunbeam Heritage that remains nameless.


I keep my KA's busy. One might be making ice cream when the other is cutting Veggies or shredding cheese. One might be using the pasta roller then I go to the other with the fetuccini cutter on it to cut the dough. Yesterday one just mixed the pasta dough and the other rolled it for lasagna.


Making meat loaf or meat balls in the KA is sure less messy on the hands and so quick and very good.


You ae going to love your new mixer for sure.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #55993, reply #12 of 23)

If I were you - and I think I gave this advice to someone here years ago - I would make a batch of rustic potato loaves, straight from Julia Child's book (Baking with Julia)

nothing gives the KA a better workout!

and the bread is simply spectacular

 


 


It is not gremolita, it is GREMOLATA!!!!

(October 2007)

annieqst's picture

(post #55993, reply #15 of 23)

I think I'm most excited about bread. Hopefully this will get me over the kneading hump. And oh! The smell in the kitchen will be heavenly!