Actually, I’m not. But one of the happier things of cohabiting with your parents is my Dad’s flights of household fancy. In recent weeks this has been a K Mix food mixer (note: this isn’t a funded post!). This is the same one as seen in Bake Off, because by owning this our cooking will become as good as theirs…. logic 😉
Actually, we do cook quite a lot including baking, making bread and pasta, so it’s not that extravagant. And I’m going to keep repeating that.
So the item most prized in the world arrived yesterday in a great fanfare. And today I decided to actually use it. I’m making the most of my final day before school starts and the relative comfort that the knee braces are giving me to potter about the kitchen.
Not biscuits, but hot cross buns. Without the cross. Seriously, no one likes the cross.
Let’s get this baby going!
We used the recipe from Baking Mad which has a nice baking mode to cook along to in clear steps.
In went all the stuff (yes, that’s a technical term) and off went the kneading attachment for 5 mins. I did another 5 mins by hand as I like stretching out the dough.
TinyPants was fascinated watching the magic happen… or at least I think that’s what that face means.
After an hour of trying not to look, the yeast had done it’s thing. Time to make buns!
And into the oven they went!
So, there you have it. The first use of the much coveted mixing machine.
And the bake is good.