Stand Mixer Cookbooks & Recipe’s

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KitchenAid™ Instruction Manual and Recipe Guide {FREE!}

Of course there is KitchenAid’s own instruction manual and recipe guide.  Don’t be fooled by the price (free) or the lack of a professional food photography.  This guide is simple but essential.  Not only are the recipes not too shabby, but the nuanced reference material is delightfully helpful and authoritative.

Unlike many manufacturer manuals, KitchenAid™ explains intricate elements such as the speed needed to mix egg whites, depending on the number of eggs, to get the desired result.  These are listed as “frothy”, “begins to hold shape”, “soft peak”, “almost stiff”, “stiff but not dry”, “stiff and dry.”  Very helpful!

There are dozens of recipes, and an invaluable section on bread making tips, and a lot of helpful illustrations.

 

The Mixer Bible: Over 300 Recipes For Your Stand Mixer

Mixer BibleThe Mixer Bible is now in it’s second Edition by Meredith Deeds and Carla Snyder.  Advertised with over 300 recipes.  One of the drawbacks is that many of the recipes require optional attachments such as the food grinder, sausage stuffer, pasta roller, or ice cream maker.  Just one of these attachments may be as much as $50 or higher.  The three standard attachments, if you can call them that, are the flat beater, dough hook, and whisk – amazingly versatile in their right.  The KitchenAid stand mixer certainly is versatile since it has an attachment hub in the front of the unit that can operate accessories separately from the beater shaft.

If there is a guide out there that can help people understand how they are under-utilizing their mixer, then this is it.

Recipes include appetizers, soups, main dishes, side dishes, sausages, pasta, breads, cookies, desserts, and condiments, sauces, and extras.

One critique is that some of the recipes don’t really, use air quotes — count — because they make use of ingredients such as  sausage, dough or pasta that were made from the mixer and given in previous recipes.

This is probably intended for the beginner to hobbyist home cook.  A professional chef will likely not learn much from this.

Quibbles aside, without question this is a very good cookbook and guide for using a mixer.

 The Essential Mixer Cookbook: 150 Effortless Recipes For Your Stand Mixer and All of its Attachments

 Based on reviews, The Essential Mixer Cookbook by Kay Halsey is going to be heavy on appearances but light on value.

Reviews on Amazon are polar – either 1 or 5 stars.  The 1 star reviews speak to the complexity and inaccuracy of the recipes (“did anyone test these?”) one reader comments.  The complexity complain is in keeping with the white jacketed chefs on the cover.  Apparently the photography and pictures are great, but the recipes are lacking.  The five star recipes consist of a lot vague superlatives.

Having not reviewed the book, we can’t speak from experience regarding the quality, but we can say that this cookbook must be out of print because you’ll have to pony up $141 bucks on Amazon to get your hands on this.  It can be had used at the time of this writing for around $27.

Kay Halsey has written over 30 cookbooks and could very well be a food writer.  It is possible that this is a book that was commissioned more around the popularity of The Mixer Bible and the KitchenAid mixer with the recipes as after thought to producing a profitable publication.

 Kitchen Aid Recipe Collection

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KitchenAid 3 Cookbooks in 1: Pies & Tarts; Cakes & Cupcakes; Breads

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Around the Web {FREE!}

Cooking with Your Stand Mixer on MyRecipes.com

Sticky Lemon Rolls and Butter on theKitchn.com

 

Pinterest Stand Mixer Recipes “I Pin All The Things!!!”

Pins (tip of the iceberg)

Boards (yummy underbelly of the iceberg)

 

 

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