How many small electric appliances do you have in your kitchen? Do you all get to use them or do they just gather dust and sit like a duck on your kitchen counter or the pantry?
In my family and my kitchen, there’s one indispensable electric appliance that we can’t live without and that is the electric stand mixer. My husband and I loves baked goodies especially different kinds of cakes. Thus, when I set up my kitchen as a newly married woman, I made sure to get an electric stand mixer. That was 8 years ago, and I have gotten good use of my electric stand mixer already. In fact there’s this one recipe(from my Easy Entertaining Cookbook) that I have made over and over again using my electric stand mixer. Of course, it’s a chocolate cake, you must know by now, my husband and I are both choco addicts. It’s so yum, I just want to share the recipe with you.
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use spring form pan to trace a circle on the wax paper. Cut out circle, cutting slightly within the trace circle. Lightly butter the base and sides of pan; put paper circle in base of pan. Set aside.
2.In the top half of a double boiler, melt chocolate stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove chocolate from heat and let it cool.
3.Mix together butter and sugar until light and fluffy using an electric stand mixer. Beat in egg yolks one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add chocolate and ground almonds. Stir in bread crumbs.
4.In another bowl, beat egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form, fold egg whites into chocolate mixture until well combined and no white streaks remain.
5.Spoon chocolate mixture into prepared pan, smoothing surface level. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until center of cake springs back when touched lightly.
6.Run a knife around inside edge of pan; let cake cool; release sides of pan and slide cake unto serving platter. Serve garnished with whipped cream and toasted sliced almonds.
I have just recently started trying to make breads and my current electric stand mixer can’t handle the quantity of loaves I’d wanna make at one time. So I have started to shop around for a new electric stand mixer, and I found this cool, new Hamilton Beach® Eclectrics® Mixer. I’m saying cool because they have a wide array of colors to complement one’s kitchen. The Eclectrics® Hamilton Beach® Stand Mixer will really put my old mixer away. Imagine 400 watts of power to mix those loaves of bread I so long wanted to make, but can’t because my old mixer can’t handle the job. I like it that it comes with a flat beater, a wire whisk and a dough book. Furthermore, the Hamilton Beach® Mixer has 12 settings to give more mixing flexibility and 2 piece pouring and splatter shields. And the best thing is, it comes with 3 years limited warranty which is considered to be longer as compared to leading competitive stand mixer.
I can’t wait to get my hands on my new toy. That free ground UPS shipping really sweetened the deal.