Somewhere last year, a co-worker started bringing cupcakes on an almost daily basis to work…she was testing different recipes for her sisters wedding and I got to sample just about every one…
It was at that point I realized that I should start baking…if I actually wanted to think of myself as something serious in the kitchen, my desserts had to consist more of just
- Something from Costco
- Ice Cream
I started researching baking and realized it looked pretty easy (haha)…not someone to take something half-@$$ed, I decided to go all-in and buy a heavy duty stand mixer. So many models to research and figure out. On Black Friday, I bought one on sale from Costco USA (in the guise of a Christmas present from Rumsters) – and it’s been love ever since:
It doesn’t look like much, but this bad boy has been awesome ever since. It`s a KitchenAid 550 HD Professional (fancy name). I haven’t given him a name yet, although I figure I probably should. It came with a whisk, dough hook, and paddle.
Once I finally allowed myself to open it at Christmas, I’ve made quite a few things I never thought of making before myself:
- Pizza Dough
- Naan Bread*
- etc etc etc
* – next on my list is trying to make Roti & Paratha dough since I have no interest at all kneading atta like Mom used to do every day for dinner when I was a kid.
There are a ton of accessories you can buy for him, but I’ve been pretty good and not breaking down and buying any…but I broke down last week and bought the ice cream attachment. Hopefully I’ll be posting an ice cream review sometime next week…