You love to eat – but you don’t feel too confident around the kitchen. You love the idea of home-made food, but you don’t have the time (or so you think) to make everything from scratch. Short of hiring a personal chef, here’s the next best thing – using a kitchen machine! Sometimes known as the stand mixer, the kitchen machine is an indispensable multi-purpose tool that comes with plenty of attachments to help you make food, from scratch. Don’t know where to get started? Why don’t we start by simply showing you the possibilities – and how life changing having a kitchen machine in your pantry can be for the beginner cook with gourmet tastebuds.
Here are 5 recipes which seem only fit for a chef to execute – but are made accessible and easy through the use of a good kitchen machine.
1. Banana Butterscotch Bread
There are few things as heavenly as coming home to the wonderful smell of banana bread baking in the oven. That hint of cinnamon, the thought of that tender, moist crumb and soft, yielding bite – makes even a long and exhausting day at work worthwhile. Thanks to an efficient kitchen machine like the BOSCH MUM8 HomeProfessional Kitchen Machine, you just have to make sure you have the ingredients – the machine does the heavy lifting and mixing for you to ensure the perfect consistency of your batter and a delicious bake.
2. Potato Pasta (Gnocchi) with Mushroom Cream Sauce
Never go back to store-bought pasta again after finding out how simple it is to make your own, fresh, al-dente pasta at home. Start easy with the simple recipe for bouncy, chewy potato pasta, or gnocchi, in a heartwarming chunky mushroom sauce. With the BOSCH MCM4 Kitchen Machine, all the kneading of the pasta dough is done for you, with expert movements by the dough hook implement. You won’t have to worry about over-kneading or poor texture.
The machine, using the slicer disc attachment, can even slice up your mushrooms for you. So all you really have to do is to stir up that delicious sauce, and you’re all set for a great dinner, domestic goddess style.
3. Flourless Chocolate Cake
Hey – people who can’t take gluten deserve to enjoy chocolate cake too, and here’s a recipe that everyone will love. Nothing like a rich, melty chocolate cake to lift the spirits even on the toughest of days. This super simple recipe makes use of the kitchen machine to ensure that you don’t have to do any heavy lifting to get your chocolate fix. How? Manually getting your egg whites whipped into the perfect soft peaks is a lot of work and can easily go wrong – a kitchen machine makes sure you get it right so your cake turns out fluffy. This recipe also makes use of hazelnut meal for an extra luxurious touch – a creamy, Nutella-like mouthfeel that just elevates this humble dessert to another level.
4. Simplest Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Happiness is finding some ice cream in the freezer after a long, hot shower. We know how much you love digging into this sweet, creamy goodness but do you know what’s even better? That simple pleasure of making your favorite dessert at home!
The Simplest Peanut Butter Ice Cream – the name says it all so you can be sure that making it is going to be a walk in a park. The entire ‘cooking’ process takes approximately 20 minutes and all you have to do is gather 4 main ingredients, follow 7 simple steps and leave your creation in the freezer for 8 hours before serving!
5. Lamb Chops with Pea and Mint Purée and Rhubarb Chutney
Bursting with a refreshing tart flavour and a little heat from the ginger, home-made chutney is better than anything you can get outside. It’s a versatile sauce that can be used as dip from cold cuts to cheeses, and the rhubarb plant has been shown to lower your glycemic index as well as boost your fibre intake.
Although the chutney has to be prepared in advance, this recipe will make for 1.25l of chutney which can last for a year if left unopened and stored in a cool, dry place. You can also choose to eat it over a few weeks with different dishes as long as it’s kept in air-tight jars in the fridge. Now you can look forward to a delicious dip to your meats and appetisers every day!
6. Beef Burger Patty
If you love to have your burger patties cooked to a juicy medium rare or medium, you should really consider preparing your meat from scratch. Forego pre-packed minced meat from the supermarket and opt for a healthier and tastier option instead. Other than freshness guaranteed, grinding your own meat means you can customize your own blend. For juicy, flavourful results, we suggest choosing cuts with some fats in them. Besides, compared to minced meat that’s been sitting too long at at the supermarket counter, prepping your proteins right before you use them also lowers the risk of contamination and foodborne illness. It’s really simple to get started when you have the grinder attachment, which comes together with the Bosch MUM5 Kitchen Machine.