Saturday, January 22, 2011

Vintage KitchenAid, gluten-free bread.

For Christmas, Sir's parents sent us his grandmother's KitchenAid stand-mixer. Avocado green and more than 30 years old, she's in perfect condition and runs like a dream. I cannot contain my excitement. Roll tape!


Beautiful, am I right? We gave it a spin with a King Arthur Flour gluten-free bread mix, which turned out absolutely phenomenal. Crusty and soft and piping hot - we cut some thick slices and dunked 'er in a bowl of beef soup.

A note - for a brown, shiny crust on homemade bread, go for a straight-yolk egg wash. Per Cook's Illustrated.

Clay's iPhone photo, showing off slices.


Obligatory cat photo: stand-mixer was sent back with several quilts; Ian thinks this one will do nicely.

15 comments:

  1. Gramma would love that you are using the mixer...

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  2. looking at the pictures again, it appears that the mixer is "olive oil green"

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  3. I suppose it is a bit olive-oil-esque. It looks resplendent against the yellow walls :)

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  4. I love the flavor of King Arthur's bread mix, but it is on the heavy side. If you're looking for a couple lighter gluten-free bread recipes feel free to check out my blog. Carol Fenster has a good sorghum one I have posted and I recently created a oat bread and then I posted a revised one substituting 1/4 cup oat flour for 1/4 cup Expandex. It came out fantastic, but is made from modified tapioca starch. Some people like to go the all natural way, and skip modified ingredients. It is, however, GMO-free.

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  5. I'll have to check it out - thanks very much for the tip! And thanks for reading!

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  6. Love the avocado green. I like the vintage ones better than the modern ones. I have two, both new. I'd trade them both for mint vintage, if I got the chance.

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  7. Thanks Hil! I've never played with a new one but this one is running like butter. Loving it!

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  8. I have this exact same mixer, my mother gave it to me in about 1976, and it's still working strong. For some reason I've never tried to make bread in it, but I will now! I believe the original color was called harvest gold, but mine's now quite faded from cleaning it over the years.

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