My husband bought me a beautiful Kitchen Aid mixer for Christmas. Similar to this one, except mine is black:
He was very excited about it and I was too. He couldn't wait for me to mix a cake with it. Unfortunately, I was sick with a stomach bug when he gave it to me so it was a few days before I felt like baking a cake with it. I did finally throw together a boxed cake mix (shame on me I know) and it was neat. Then, I tried bread. Not so neat.
I read all of these great posts about people baking their own bread. Mine was a failure. It didn't taste good, it didn't rise to the occasion. It was a brick basically.
I made mashed potatoes with the mixer this weekend and there was a hit.
In my new Rachael Ray magazine this month, there is a recipe for deep dish pizza made in a cast iron skillet and it gives directions to make the crust in a mixer. I want to try but the memory of the brick bread is haunting me.
3 years ago