I grew up in a house where my Mum baked regularly. Often we would come home from school to a house filled with the smells of a cherry loaf cooling on a wire rack, or warm biscuits waiting for afternoon tea. Mum had (and still has) a Kenwood Chef and for as long as I can remember, it has had its own special place in the kitchen and has been probably the most used and loved appliance in her home.
When I moved out from under Mum’s wing and into my own house, mixing batters and whipping eggs lost its charm. No longer was the trusty Kenwood there to save the day, now all beating and whisking had to be done my hand – not fun! You need serious muscle power and stamina for such things. Needless to say baking only happened on special occasions where Woolies chocolate cake would not suffice.
Then, for Christmas last year, my darling husband surprised me with very own dream toy – a gorgeous Kitchen Aid. I was ecstatic, it was a black one, but I could swap it out for any colour I wanted. WOW, finally I would no longer have to longingly gaze at the mixers in shops and fantasise about the day I would effortlessly whip up a batch of something. Without another thought we swapped the black version for a baby blue beauty.
After what seemed like a lifetime of waiting (probably only a couple of weeks, but I am terribly impatient) my new toy was delivered by Yuppy Chef. Now I could finally play!
To christen my new Kitchen Aid I chose a recipe from one of my favorite foody blogs Joy The Baker (well worth a visit, especially if you appreciate yummy photos). A Lemon Pound Cake. The cake turned out beautifully and was gobbled without any complaints.
Needless to say my Kitchen Aid is definitely the most used and loved appliance in my kitchen. Thanks Mum for inspiring me to keep on baking and thanks Alexis for the amazing present – Worth every penny!