I received my Mother’s Day gift when we returned to Wiesbaden after a fantastic vacation to Garmisch.
It was in a huge box, proudly announcing its contents.
I was very excited to receive this gift, especially as I got a killer deal on it! (Thanks, Amazon!)
I spent about 30 minutes online looking for a recipe that I could whip up to give the machine a test run. I found one that sounded heavenly, “Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes” and got to work.
I’m not ashamed to show my baking ignorance. (Actually, my mom was here and witnessed it so I really can’t pretend this atrocity didn’t occur. Not only were these hideously ugly, they tasted horrible. Maybe someone likes their cupcakes to taste like straight-up Hershey’s Cocoa, but I certainly don’t.)
Yes, I filled the cups too full. Yes, the batter dripped all down onto the floor of my oven, resulting in a delightful burning smell throughout my house the next three times I preheated my oven. No, it was not really fun cleaning the mess up. No, it was not fun throwing out inedible cupcakes but yes, it was pretty fun watching that KitchenAid Stand Mixer in action!
Now, for an all-call for recipes.
I want to use my new mixer but I need recipes that real people like. (Please, none that result in a dessert that tastes like a spoonful of powdered cocoa.)
What is your favorite recipe that you love to make in your KitchenAid?
What is the one meal/recipe you just won’t make if you don’t have access to a KitchenAid?
I’d like to get around 50 recipes so I can make one a week for a year. It all comes down to this: I got a new toy and I really just want to use it!!!
So there you go. Email the recipes to me and I’ll give them a shot! (And I will try bread recipes but I don’t like nuts. So, I will only try those recipes if I can leave the nuts out.)