back to top

Making Your Own Pasta With KitchenAid Mixer

Your imagination only limits you as to what wonders you can do with a KitchenAid Mixer.

Posted on

Have you ever dreamed of having one of those bad boys on your kitchen counter, No need heading out to the store when you long for authentic Italian pasta. KitchenAid Stand Mixer can do the magic. It is just too simple to grab that package at a supermarket, get home and throw it into a pot of boiling water. Why wasting time on a simple thing that is so easy to do?

Aren't you sick of ordering food over the phone all the time? Isn't it nice to have good food without having to leave home and make reservations at a restaurant? KitchenAid Mixer allows even the busiest moms to easily create an attractive home-made dinner, right in their own kitchen, and serve to all the family every evening.

•Good Homemade Pasta

It is not an easy task to mix dry ingredients with water and stir them. It usually takes lots of time and practice to get the consistency of dough the way it's supposed to look. Don't get your hopes high the first time, especially, if you are doing it by hand.

However, you should also know that there is an easier way to do it. You can easily make your pasta at home in less than thirty minutes with the KitchenAid mixer. The mixer comes with a flat beater that mixes the dough ingredients in the bowl thoroughly in less than two minutes. Then, using the dough hook, let it knead the dough for another two minutes. After you set the dough aside to rest, get the pasta roller and feed a small piece of dough through the rollers to get a thin pasta sheet. It gets thinner and thinner as you feed the sheet through the rollers again.

Next, get the shredder set, and choose the pasta of your choice. Voila! Now you have your homemade spaghetti, linguine, or fettuccine.

•Cookies And Cakes

Now that the problem of kneading dough has been taken care of let's check out if we can do the same with creaming butter and sugar to produce delicious cakes and cookies. Remember, that we need to get a smooth and fluffy texture, minus the visible granules of sugar.

Firstly, you should put the butter into the bowl and use the wire whisk attachment that comes with the mixer to soften the butter. Then, add the sugar into the bowl, and it should take no more than three minutes to cream the butter and the sugar to a lovely soft cream mixture.

Of course, you can always opt to do this the harder way with a pastry blender or any of the handheld whisks you see in the market. But you will need a very strong arm muscles and lots of energy to handle the task. It’s Much better to do it the mechanical simple way!

You will realize by now that your imagination only limits you as to what wonders you can do with a KitchenAid Mixer. These may include any or all the following; cupcake frosting, decorator's cake icing, lemon meringue pies, chocolate chip cookies, loaves of bread, pizza, sponge cakes, really the sky is the limit!

This post was created by a member of BuzzFeed Community, where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!