Creative uses for a Kenwood K - Mix

 

Hi all and welcome back to my home and garden blog.  I’ve recently redone my kitchen and one of the things I was really excited to buy a KitchenAid or a Kenwood K Mix.  Seeing as we’d already spent a lot of money on the redesign and decoration of our new kitchen, we couldn’t afford to buy a brand new mixer, or the famed KitchenAid.  Instead we had a look on my favourite second hand online classified ads website, www.forsale.co.za where I managed to scoop up the Kenwood K-Mix in Raspberry for an incredible price, and it came with some of the great attachments including the Spaghetti pasta cutter and the Flat Pasta Roller, although I have a feeling there’s still lots of attachments I would like to purchase!

 

Now that I finally have a Kenwood K- Mix I don’t really know how I’ve lived this long without one.  I’ve been playing around with lots of different recipes and after many trials and errors I’ve come up with some great uses for a mixer which you might not think of.   You can pretty much make anything in your K-Mix, from using it simply as a blender to using it as a food processor.  

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So pretty!

 

Creative uses and recipes for your mixer

 

Meatballs.

 

I lived in Cambodia for a while and one of the things I missed the most was minced meat and all the different foods you can make with it, so as soon as I bought a K-Mix I knew that I wanted to make Meatballs and Burgers.

 

If you’ve ever tried to make your own meatballs or burgers at home you’ll know how frustrating it gets having to have to mix and blend 2 or 3 different types of raw ground meat together by hand.  Definitely worth it!

 

Dough

 

Again, something that really sucks to knead by hand.  All you need is to make sure you have a dough hook and the Kenwood K- Mix does all the kneading for you, in one bowl so you don’t even need to worry about all the washing up.  Perfect dough every time.  I recommend making Pizza dough or Foccacia dough with the dough hook.  AMAZING.

 
 

Guacamole

 

If you’re making Guacamole or any dip for a small group of people then mixing and mashing avocado by hand is fine, and can actually be rather fun, but as soon as you’re making it for over 10 people then don’t even bother.  Add all the ingredients to the K-Mix and just press the button, easy as 1, 2, 3.

 

Mashed Potatoes

 

Another food item I truely truely missed in Cambodia.  Whilst yes we did have mashed potatoes on rare occasions still, trying to mash by hand is one of my least favourite jobs ever, probably only truly surpassed by washing up.  Perfectly fluffy mashed potatoes every time, and mixed through butter and garlic with every bite.

 

Shredded Chicken

 

If you love making soups or currys with shredded chicken, or if pulled pork or beef is your thing but the idea of spending an hour pulling apart meat by hand then you’ll love how easy this is.  In your bowl put the chicken breasts whole and attach the paddle attachment, turn on low and you’ll get perfectly shredded chicken everytime.

 

Easy fairy cakes

 

Add wet ingredients and mix, add dry ingredients and mix.  Done.  The most effective way to mix everything thoroughly without over mixing - which is defintely a worry when you mix by hand.  Fluffy, doughy fairy cakes in next to no time, and perfect for serving at a fairy party for your fairy obsessed daughter, in the fairy cottage garden.  

 

Cookies

 

Possibly even easier than making cakes, just add all the ingredients and turn on.  Perfect for christmas parties, and making christmas care packages.

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Meringue

 

I don’t know about you but making meringues is not my favourite thing.  All that mixing and checking to see how well mixed and fluffy the meringue is.  Only making a small amount so that you have mini meringues rather than the amazing large ones because the mixing was arduous enough without having to make 4 times the amount of mix.  No more.  Use the whisk attachment on high and it will be done in minutes.  Only thing you’ll be missing out on is the biceps you acquire trying to do this by hand.  But that’s why the bowl is so heavy … right?

 

Frosting

 

Oh frosting, you absolute beauty.  Another thing that is rather long winded to mix by hand, and even with a small hand mixer takes a long time to perfect, and sometimes the texture isn’t quite up to scratch.  If you want smooth, buttery frosting every time then you absolutely need to try this.

 
 

Hopefully I’ve given you some great ideas on other uses for your K-Mix.  There’s tons of other recipes out there, and tons of other attachments as well which opens up even more recipes.  So get going and cook away!

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