(Closed) What do you do with your kitchenaid

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Cookies! Chocolate chip, peanut butter — anything where the dough is thick and hurts your arm muscles to mix it.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

I love making pizza dough, soft pretzel dough, and cheesecakes in my KitchenAid

I’ve also found it useful for shredding lots of chicken. Just put the flat beater on the KitchenAid and put all of the hot chicken (boneless/skinless) into the bowl. It take less than a minute to get perfectly shredded chicken!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’ve only used mine a few times to make homemade mashed potatoes.  FI uses it to mix his deer jerky.  He also used the meat grinder attachment to grind all the deer meat from his deer this year, instead of taking it to the butcher.  I just got some pasta attachments for Christmas and can’t wait to make homemade pasta!!  I also plan to look up recipes one day and make homemade dog treats.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We mostly use it for bread dough and ice cream (with the special ice cream maker bowl).

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper

I love my KitchenAid – I still tell DH it was the best present ever (and mine is about 4 years old!).  I make:  cookies, bread dough, pizza dough, cakes…. in it.  I haven’t bothered with any of the attachments – although, I do own the meat grinder and juicer attachments.  I’m not crazy about how the juicer attachment works… and never want to clean out the meat grinder one – so it never gets used.  

I used to be a hand mixer fan, but the fact you can do other things while the mixer is working is PRICELESS!  

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

I use mine for any and everything.

Mashed potatoes

Any type of dough — but especially cookie dough

I use it to make homemade body scrub, too haha

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I don’t use mine much, pretty much only for icing.

But I love strawberry cupcakes,

here here here!

Strawberry Cake

1 cup butter
2 & 1/2 cups sugar
2 egg yolks
5 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 & 1/4 cups pureed strawberries (I just used my immersion blender. About 1 lb of strawberries)
3 cups flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch salt
1 cup buttermilk

Cream Cheese Frosting
4 oz cream cheese, room temp
1/3 cup butter, room temp
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
a few drops of red food coloring
4 cups +/- Powdered Sugar

2-4 Tbs milk

Strawberry Cake Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, beat butter with sugar for 3 minutes. Add egg yolks one at a time, then the vanilla,  and strawberries, beat for another 3 minutes. Sift dry ingredients and add to butter/egg mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix just till combined. In another bowl and clean beaters, beat egg whites till stiff and add in an increment of 3 to cake batter, being sure to fold in thoroughly but gently. Pour in to cupcake pan or greased and floured cake pan. If making cupcakes fill to 3/4 full as these do not rise much. Bake for 18 or so minutes for cupcakes and 20-25 minutes for 9 inch round cake pans.

Frosting Directions

In a medium bowl, add cream cheese and butter, whip till light and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add vanilla. Slowly add powdered sugar while mixing. Add food coloring. If too thick add milk one tablespoon at a time.  You are trying to achieve a medium stiff consistency. Whip for several minutes.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Most often I use it for cakes or frosting…anything that involves a lot of beating. It’s great for making bread dough if you don’t like kneading by hand. Also marshmallows are fun and super easy to make too!

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