Well it has been a very exciting day for this little cookie. Friends and family know I do a lot of cooking at home. Every birthday (mine, Nic or the kids) I love to go out of my way to produce a good spread for adults and children alike. I have to say I usually need to lift a few extra bags of flour at work or make sure I have a solid wooden spoon available before the big event. That's right folks all my adult life I have never owned a mix master or hand mixer. I have whipped my fair share of egg whites, and creamed butter and sugar until my arms feel like they are going to drop off!
Why? are you asking yourself would I wait so long? Well the simple answer was I had been hanging out for a Kitchen Aid mixer. I fell in love with them as soon as I first laid eyes on them. In the beginning my budget wouldn't allow it- so I waited. We moved countries- so I waited. I almost gave in last year and bought a hand held mixer but held onto the urge because I know myself and if I had bought the hand held I'd of never bought the big brother. OK so it isn't a Kitchen Aid, but it is most impressive and has a fantastic big motor!
Along with a new career in recipe development I thought I owed it to myself to have the right equipment (especially seeing how I have the worlds slowest electric stove!). I am now going to be whipping up a storm, beating to my hearts content and never working up a sweat. I am so thrilled about that I just wanted to share it with you all.
Stay tuned for the first of many biscuits, cakes, meringues and anything else I can put to the test in my new mixer!