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Post# 424479   4/30/2020 at 00:28 (263 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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During this "stay home" mandate, I've spent a lot of time in the kitchen.
I've even been ASKED to make things to enjoy.
So, I have bananas ripening, soon to become banana nut bread. I make multiple zucchini breads too.And, I always have a few sodabreads on hand, family recipe directly from County Mayo, Ireland. You never know when you might hear the doorbell.I'll soon make my late grandfather's sugar (cutout) cookies, potato chip cookies, perhaps, even those Italian pepper cookies. I learned to make them years ago in the rectory.
There's nothing like the smell of nice freshly baked family treasures filling the house.
So, all of the appliance are coming out and getting a nice workout.
Anyone else in a "culinary" mood?





Post# 424489 , Reply# 1   4/30/2020 at 08:24 (262 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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I had done some , but with everyone staying home it just didn't get delivered or eaten! Some to close by friends, about it. Now it seems summer thinks it's here, so that slows it up quiet a bit for me

Post# 424492 , Reply# 2   4/30/2020 at 09:08 (262 days old) by JustJunque (Western MA)        
Hi John,

Well, I've been home for three weeks now, but it has nothing to do with the virus.
I have a recurring health issue that has really taken hold this time, and doesn't want to let go.
I'm currently on medical leave.
But, the other day, when symptoms weren't too severe, I took to the kitchen.
Granted, on a much smaller scale than your endeavors!
When I acquired my chrome Sunbeam Mixmaster, what seems like ages ago, I vowed to make my first cake. I've participated in the making of cakes before, but never 100% on my own.
That has finally changed!
Okay...so it's not from scratch. It's a Duncan Hines Classic Yellow cake mix, and Betty Crocker milk chocolate frosting.
In the "from scratch" department, I did make my mom's recipe for the fluffy white filling in between the layers. So, the cake mix and one half of the filling got prepared in the Mixmaster.
It's not going to win any beauty contests, but it's tasty!
There's only me and wifey here to eat the whole thing. But, somehow, I think we'll manage! 👍

Barry


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Post# 424503 , Reply# 3   4/30/2020 at 12:06 (262 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
hm GOT MILK???

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Not being pushy, but, if you'd like, I can give you a recipe for a nice scratch cake. It was one of my late grandfather's recipes. You could make cupcakes, too. and freeze some.

You can use that nice Mixmaster.


Post# 424508 , Reply# 4   4/30/2020 at 13:24 (262 days old) by JustJunque (Western MA)        
Sure!

I'd take a look at the recipe. It's nice too, knowing that it's a recipe that's been handed down through generations.
I'm not saying how long it might take me to get up the nerve to attempt it!

Barry


Post# 424523 , Reply# 5   4/30/2020 at 15:45 (262 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Barry,

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some "kitchen creations" can be VERY involved, time consuming, and messy.
Some, painless. I can email you the cake. OR.. if anyone else (in here) wants a nice cake recipe........................................ pre-heat the oven, and let's go.
Cookies? peanut butter, potato chip, cutout, Italian todals (anise)pepper? (Italian). I've seen Irish pepper cookies mentioned someplace. They'd be interesting, as, in all my family's experience (grandfather was a baker/chef), sister is a gourmet cook, we've never heard of Irish pepper cookies. (Ireland isn't that big
Anyone getting hungry yet?


Post# 424548 , Reply# 6   4/30/2020 at 22:33 (262 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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John, probably good that we don't live close by, imagine the waist line!

Post# 424574 , Reply# 7   5/1/2020 at 08:33 (261 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Yes. But.......

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imagine the fun, too. We'd have to do a lot of walking.

Post# 424628 , Reply# 8   5/1/2020 at 22:43 (261 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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No question there! I try to cover several miles a day,3-6 probably

Post# 424778 , Reply# 9   5/3/2020 at 17:19 (259 days old) by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
A while back

I switched to baking cookies on parchment lined cookie sheets. I like it. No sticking cookies, no greasy oily cookie sheets to clean up, and I can reuse them 2 or 3 more times. I have a recipe for "Pineapple-carrot cake with pineapple cream cheese frosting" that I changed up a little and people can't get enough of it.I process the carrots through my Champion Juicer with the screen removed so the carrots come out looking the same as if you grated them by hand, but they are three times juicier. That is what makes this carrot cake the moistest you will ever enjoy. Now my stomach is growling!

Post# 424808 , Reply# 10   5/3/2020 at 23:03 (259 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
You have us all hungry now!

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I, too, LOVE parchment paper. I make lots of cookies. You're absolutely right: no sticking, etc.......
I learned this from Martha Stewart.
No dry cookies here. Ever.
Perhaps some people bake them too long, too hot, etc. They're certainly doing something wrong. Perhaps they're just not 'cut out' to cut out cookies.

My late grandfather taught us wonderful things. Then, Martha took over.
I did learn a few great baking things from Peggy, the housekeeper at the "rectory", years ago.


Post# 424828 , Reply# 11   5/4/2020 at 08:18 (258 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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I use parchment and Silpats both really work well with cookies. I have my aunt's old carrot cake recipe, a favorite. Pineapple also, but not in the frosting.

Post# 424833 , Reply# 12   5/4/2020 at 10:27 (258 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I have several silpats, too.

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I cut out cookies on a big 'rolpat' too..... wonderful things.
At the last literacy agency where I worked, "carrot cake" as very popular. Sadly, it seemed to always signify someone's "last day" there.
When I'd go in, and see "the cake", I thought, hmmmm who's leaving?
This week, I'll be back in the kitchen, or, as some call it, the "laboratory" lolol


Post# 424836 , Reply# 13   5/4/2020 at 11:11 (258 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Mine is typically done in a simple Bundt form,baked evenly,transports well. Normally here it's requested for a birthday party. Good thing,my hands decorating is not my forte!

Post# 424930 , Reply# 14   5/5/2020 at 22:32 (257 days old) by beagledad (Florida)        

I used the meat grinder on my Kitchenaid Artisan today to grind up some veal for a veal, mushroom, and bacon meatloaf. It's a versatile piece of equipment. I have a Mixmaster Power Plus that belonged to my grandmother. I'm convinced it makes better mashed potatoes than the Kitchenaid. The girlfriend says it is in my head...

Post# 424934 , Reply# 15   5/5/2020 at 23:27 (257 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Actually, The SUNBEAM

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IS BETTER at mashed potatoes. The 2 beaters seem to do much better than the "paddle".

Post# 425014 , Reply# 16   5/6/2020 at 23:19 (256 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I like the look of KitchenAid mixers, but I don't own one.

I have a 70s Mixmaster, not the fancy chrome metal base model, just the lowly harvest gold. But I love it. It makes everything nice and airy. The round and square beaters and the bowl turning button are great. I have not tried the dough hooks. When I was feeling energetic I used it a lot for pancakes and waffle batters. A while ago I did brownies in it, but I haven't felt much like baking or cooking from scratch lately for some reason...

I've never done mashed potatoes with it though. I did help do some in one of the modern model Mixmasters, and even for a newer one I was pretty impressed with the job it did.


Post# 425033 , Reply# 17   5/7/2020 at 11:24 (255 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Just my opinion here of course, I have a couple of vintage Sunbeam Mixmaster,a couple of KitchenAid stand mixers and a Bosch, I think that they each have their good points and better uses. I do feel that the Mixmaster combines more air, more fluffy with light mixes. KitchenAid better multitasker, Bosch I mostly use for heavy doughs. Again, just my opinion!

Post# 425034 , Reply# 18   5/7/2020 at 11:28 (255 days old) by JustJunque (Western MA)        
Hey Cole,

Nothing at all wrong with the harvest gold. Mine is the "fancy" chrome version, but I love how they look in those designer colors too!
I'd probably have one in each color if I had room! But, since I could only have one, I went with the chrome, since that's what I grew up with.
Mine, and Mom's, which inspired mine, pre-date the dough hooks. We just have the "bowl fit" beaters, which I think are ingenious!
Even though I've owned it for a while now, I just got around to making my first cake in it last week.
I haven't used mine to whip potatoes yet either, but I can tell you...we had plenty of them, made in Mom's Mixmaster when I was growing up, and they always came out great!
Glad you have and enjoy your "lowly" gold Mixmaster! Get some taters in there one of these days! You'll love it!

Barry


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Post# 425039 , Reply# 19   5/7/2020 at 14:13 (255 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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My favorite is the chrome one also, my second one is newer, almond color

Post# 425070 , Reply# 20   5/7/2020 at 23:06 (255 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
My aunt has that chrome one!

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She bought it in New York City, for my grandfather. She wanted the lighter bowls for him. He baked well into his 80s. He's the one who had the bakery.
I have a 1950s white one (from a convent), a NIB hand mixer, 2 Kitchenaid hand mixers, a Kitchenaid stand mixer, and 5 Hoovers.
I'm good to go!


Post# 425085 , Reply# 21   5/8/2020 at 08:17 (254 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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They for sure are lighter!

Post# 425087 , Reply# 22   5/8/2020 at 08:48 (254 days old) by JustJunque (Western MA)        

My memory is a little foggy. But, I think when I got this mixer, someone had put bowls on it that were either newer or aftermarket. They had no Sunbeam logo, and were made in Hong Kong or something.
Being a purist, I had to track down a set of American-made bowls with the logo.
All told, we have the Mixmaster, two 1970s Mixmaster "Burst of Power" hand mixers, one avocado, one harvest gold, a KitchenAid hand mixer, and a KitchenAid stand mixer.
I may or may not have a second chrome Mixmaster tucked away somewhere, in case this one ever decides to quit on me. But we won't speak of that. 😉
I get myself on some pretty thin ice with the better half because of stuff like that.

Barry


Post# 425092 , Reply# 23   5/8/2020 at 09:59 (254 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Spare chrome power head here too? Well hidden 😉

Post# 425095 , Reply# 24   5/8/2020 at 10:23 (254 days old) by JustJunque (Western MA)        

Lol.
I'll never tell!

Barry


Post# 425099 , Reply# 25   5/8/2020 at 11:02 (254 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Out to play, along side the small KitchenAid, enjoy the retro color and look

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Post# 425133 , Reply# 26   5/8/2020 at 21:51 (254 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Barry, I like your chrome one. I forgot about them having the stainless steel bowls. I think your model with the black trim and silver logo was the best looking chrome model in that style. The later ones with the wood grain/tortoise shell trim and logo I think looks best with the harvest, avocado, etc. I've seen a lot of 60s/70s and earlier 50s Mixmasters around here at flea markets and estate sales. I like the white/black 40s-50s ones a lot.

I myself have the harvest one and another harvest that was a parts machine. I pieced mine together from a stand/motor and large bowl from a thrift store. Then I found another brand new looking stand/motor with the beaters and hooks on eBay. It had the manual, recipe books, but no bowls. So I paired my bowl with it. Later I finally found the small bowl at Goodwill. It's from a later 80s/90s one and doesn't say Fireking, but it fits.

I also have two of the 3 speed Mixmaster hand mixers in avocado. I haven't used them but really like the look with that front ejector button. My grandma had the same one but in white, but she replaced it later on.

Oh, and I have one of the current model Mixmasters in the candy apple red metallic/black color. I found it at Goodwill brand new condition for cheap and thought I'd get it just to see what a new one is like. I haven't tried it but it does have that electronic soft start and load sensing like the KitchenAids have. They changed the beaters to both be the round instead of one round and square which I thought was a cheap idea. It's creaky plastic and rubber and definitely isn't near quality as the old all metal or metal and plastic ones. But it is a neat looking mixer. I didn't get any bowls with it but the vintage ones fit perfectly.


Post# 425272 , Reply# 27   5/11/2020 at 13:37 (251 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I love that blue Kitchenaid!

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IF I were to buy one now, that would be it. But, my white one is fine. I'd sell it, maybe....
But, I don't NEED to replace it. I doubt it will ever die.
When I make the sugar (cutout)cookies, the batter is the fill of that mixer. 8 cups of flour.
But, nothing mixes that batter better.


Post# 425279 , Reply# 28   5/11/2020 at 14:25 (251 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Thanks John, the "kids" bought it for me last month, sale at Target. No reason, wish it was a 5 qt, but have the 6 professional in garbage

Post# 427696 , Reply# 29   6/26/2020 at 02:31 (206 days old) by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
If you're still there...

@gottahaveahoove and suckolux, If you'd like to try the pineapple cream cheese frosting I use on the carrot cake' happy to share. 1 cube butter. 8oz.cream cheese. 1tsp.vanilla extract 1 box powdered sugar,2tbs.well drained crushed pineapple. You can ad more if you like. The rest of the pineapple goes into the carrot cake batter, drained of course. You can use this frosting on other cakes or cup cakes. This recipe yields a generous amount, you will have a little left over even on a 3 layer cake. What's nice is that there are virtually no calories in this frosting! None whatsoever! If you'd like the carrot cake recipe happy to share that too! Billy

Post# 427697 , Reply# 30   6/26/2020 at 02:32 (206 days old) by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
If you're still there...

@gottahaveahoove and suckolux, If you'd like to try the pineapple cream cheese frosting I use on the carrot cake' happy to share. 1 cube butter. 8oz.cream cheese. 1tsp.vanilla extract 1 box powdered sugar,2tbs.well drained crushed pineapple. You can ad more if you like. The rest of the pineapple goes into the carrot cake batter, drained of course. You can use this frosting on other cakes or cup cakes. This recipe yields a generous amount, you will have a little left over even on a 3 layer cake. What's nice is that there are virtually no calories in this frosting! None whatsoever! If you'd like the carrot cake recipe happy to share that too! Billy

Post# 427698 , Reply# 31   6/26/2020 at 02:34 (206 days old) by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
OOOPS! Sorry

Guess you could call this a double recipe...

Post# 427702 , Reply# 32   6/26/2020 at 08:01 (205 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Thanks for the suggestion , its the same recipe for frosting except for the add of the pineapple

Post# 427705 , Reply# 33   6/26/2020 at 08:19 (205 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Billy! Billy!

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How kind! That recipe would be great.
Would this be a double batch???
Sorry. was way too easy!
John


Post# 427729 , Reply# 34   6/26/2020 at 15:52 (205 days old) by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
HaHa!

I guess we were on the same page on that one, oops there I go again! @suckolux, the frosting is pretty basic, the pineapple just kicks it up another notch and the remaining 16oz. of drained pineapple added to the cake recipe really adds some moisture. Shredding the carrots through my juicer with the screen removed yields carrots so moist that there is a puddle of carrot juice at the bottom of the bowl, that's how wet the carrots are ! You could probably use the shredder attachment on a mixer or "salad shooter" remember those? Remember now, there's absolutely no calories in the frosting or cake so you can enjoy all you want,hiccup, excuse me!




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