deb By: deb
the end of a mano

Last week, I confessed that I'd used my nearly two-year-old KitchenAid for the first time, and was shocked at it's usefulness, or perhaps mine as I was able to put ingredients in a bowl, turn it on and walk away. My egg whites no longer needed me.


Needless to say, I haven't put it away since. This morning, I made a biga with the paddle and then dough hook. I didn't touch the dough. There was no kneading. There was no mess. After a few minutes, I had the most perfectly tacky and pliable dough I've ever made. I had almost nothing to clean up. I believe my "a mano" phase of bread-making has officially come to a close.

  • abbyladybug 8y

    I love the "in love" tag!

    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)
  • Caitlin Rowley 8y

    oh my gosh! i can't believe you left your KitchenAid alone for two whole years!!!! for me, it's the one thing that comes under the heading of "absolute must-have kitchen appliance". glad you've finally discovered yours :-D
  • Olga Massov 8y

    For me, it was making pasta dough in my Kitchen Aid processor - i was totally blown away at how easy it was. Now, I have to fight for counter space for the mixer - the BF thinks it takes up too much space and needs to be shelved. I, of course, am of somewhat different persuasion.
  • Jennifer Hess 8y

    I was given a KitchenAid and the pasta attachment as a Christmas/birthday gift in 2005. It was shipped to my office, where it has lived ever since, because (a) we have about 4 square feet of counter space, and (b) getting it from midtown to Brooklyn is a little daunting.

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