I love you, KitchenAid Mixer. I love you.

This blog started as an ode to bread but it ended up being an ode to my KitchenAid:

I love my KitchenAid so much because I love baking bread. Bread may be my dieting downfall. Who am I kidding, my mouth is my dieting downfall. And my sweet tooth. Yesterday I had a small Lost viewing get-together. We decided to make pasta (Greg makes an AMAZING spicy red sauce. It needs to be bottled. No lie), focaccia and Rice Krispy Treat homemade ice cream. I didn’t feel bad on making those foods because there wouldn’t be much leftover for us, meaning me, to eat afterwards.Anyway, back to baking.

The foccacia came out DELICIOUS. And so, so pretty. Take a looksie:

Pre-Baked

Baked

I used Peter Reinhart’s Pain à l’Ancienne Focaccia and herb oil recipes. They can be found in his latest book, Peter Reinhart’s Artisan Breads Every Day. This is the first recipe I made from this book. I’ve been making breads from The Bread Baker’s Apprentice. Both books are highly recommended. Mr. Reinhart goes into the science of bread, which I really appreciate. Knowing the how allows you to experiment later on. Needless to say Reinhart’s books with be some of the few that will make the journey over. You know what won’t? You guessed it. My KitchenAid.

Sigh. I am going to miss my KitchenAid. Can you imagine kneading by hands for several minutes at various intervals? We decided that I will have to find a nicely used Kitchen Aide after we settle in. I use that bad boy almost every time I bake. I love it and I don’t think it’s an overrated appliance. Not at all. There will be sad days in London if I can’t find an adequate replacement.

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6 thoughts on “I love you, KitchenAid Mixer. I love you.

  1. jen on said:

    what!? how can you leave it behind? i’d totally bring it! unacceptable.

    also, your bread looks scandalously delicious. please mail me some.

    • mujerboricua on said:

      I wish I could take it. Because the voltage isn’t compatible if I used an adapter and converter I’m afraid the motor would be weak. And Bad Boy weighs about 30 lbs! The cost of mailing it would be insane.

      I have hopes that I will find a nice used one. I am already searching the want ads to see the choices.

      • jen on said:

        i have been to europe, and somehow completely blocked out the voltage thing as a possible explanation. i was way too outraged, i guess. and it is a hefty appliance, indeed.

        well dang, i guess i’ll do my part and think happy thoughts for you to find one when you get there! 🙂

  2. Roberta on said:

    Oh, yums!

  3. Emily on said:

    Are you selling it or putting it in storage? If you’re selling, I have a good friend that may be in the market for a reasonably priced, gently used KitchenAid.

    • mujerboricua on said:

      I am actually going to put it storage. I am looking forward to our reunion in a few years. Corny, I know. I just can’t part with it.

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