Posts tagged kitchen aid
Posts tagged kitchen aid
On ice cream making…
For Christmas, I got an ice cream maker attachment for my Kitchen Aid. It’s not something I would ever buy myself (I’ve got other things to save up for, like a second pair of jeans and new tires for my car) but something I’ve had the desire to own and experiment with. Now, when you use the ice cream maker bowl, you’re supposed to freeze it at least 12 hours or something ahead of time, I think mine is just going to live in the fridge when not in use, so it’s always ready.
I’ve made 3 different kinds in the past three weeks. And I just love it! Ice cream, like pizza, is not one of those things I’m crazy about, in the way that people are crazy about ice cream and pizza (you follow?) but when it’s good, it’s sooo good. And it’s great to make at home.
Ice cream number one was Candy Cap Burnt Caramel. Candy caps are mushrooms that are often used in desserts as their smell and flavor is a lot like maple syrup. Yes, Tyler had a lot to do with this, and yes, we put mushrooms in our ice cream. It was great.Ice cream number 2 (the top two pictures) was Matcha Tea. The color of the ice cream wasn’t coming out that good in pictures, but it was beautiful. Ice cream number 3 (bottom 2 pictures), Strawberries and Cream, was a flop at first, because I was following the methods of the first two recipes but failed to realized the recipe was quite different and for a number of reasons the ice cream was not forming in the ice cream maker. I was super bummed. But when life gives you cream and milk and egg yolks and sugars and things that won’t churn into an ice cream, make popsicles! (bottom 2 pictures). Sorry the pictures as a whole aren’t so great, or that there’s none of the actual finished (normal) ice cream. I’ve been enjoying it for dessert, and the lighting is no good at night. Also, it’s hard to take a good picture of a creamsicle.
My first time baking in my new apartment.
Lots of things are different. But as a whole, good different, and it’s all totally okay and I love the kitchen because there are these great portable counter shelving units, and I actually don’t mind doing dishes that much, (I hand-washed a lot of my baking stuff anyway) and there are, of course, the glorious, glorious pantries. I have a baking area, which is wonderful, and I’ll get used to the oven, in no-time (it’s not as nice as the one in the other apartment, or new or familiar). I just need to figure out the hot spots, how long it takes to pre-heat, what the real temperature is, etc.
What’s really great, is that everything is starting to have a place. And that feels good.
This is a picture of me using my stand mixer for the very first time. I AM SO EXCITED.
It’s like magic.
What took me so long when I got this over a week ago? I have been asking myself the same question. I haven’t baked in a really long time (for me), I guess I’ve just been really busy. Anyway, it’s BEAUTIFUL outside right now and I’m drinking an iced coffee and listening to happy tunes and I am planning on having a wonderful rest of the day enjoying the weather and weekend fun… after I make some cookies.