I asked for a Kitchen Aid stand mixer.
I waited and hoped for several gift giving holidays.
Now, I have it. And what am I supposed to do with it again? I feel like such a moron. I know I want it, but an afraid to take it out of the box. It’s like this jar of olives I got as part of a martini set that came for Eleanor’s birth. (Yup. I got a martini set as a baby gift. Really.) It came with an $18 jar of olives from Williams-Sonoma. Who the heck pays that much for a smallish jar of OLIVES? Anyway, I kept the martini floaters waiting for some occasion that was worth opening such a jar of pricey olives. More than TWO years later, I figured that day would never come, so I opened them for a run-of-the-mill Christmas party, a gathering that is really only worthy of moderately priced olives. Not surprisingly, the W-S olives were over-cured (after a two-year salt soak, how firm would you be?). The point is, don’t wait till it’s too late. Open the olives when you get them and drink up that vodka, or something…
So, I FINALLY got brave today and am going nutzo playing with my Kitchen Aid. I stared by making some bread dough, and I split the recipe. Half the dough went into a loaf pan and made a fine loaf of white bread, but I went on to experiment with a savory roll (as opposed to a sweet roll) which turned out to be FANTASTIC. It was also fun to try out the batter blade in my mixer. Here is the recipe:
Bacon roll bread
Dough to make one loaf of bread
Two heaping spoonfuls of precooked bacon crumbles
a serious shake of Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute (my new favorite spice blend)
8 ounces cream cheese
Pull dough into a flat square shape about 14″ by 18″. Set aside. Beat together the remaining ingredients. Smear onto the dough square like icing and roll up. Cut 2″ slices off the roll and place into an oiled (or parchment lined) baking pan. Let rise for 30-45 minutes. Bake at 400 for about 25-30 minutes, till golden brown and delicious.
I really liked these rolls, and YOU will, too… assuming you like what I like and aren’t a vegetarian or keeping Kosher or suffering from Celiac disease…
Who’s got the next recipe for me to run through my Kitchen Aid?