So I picked up one of these a few weeks ago -- they were on sale for a ridiculously low price...
...always wanted one -- finally have one.
I haven't entered the realm of baking cakes, breads or anything else yet, but I thought I'd try a casserole recipe that was in the KitchenAid manual.
Chicken and Mushroom Casserole with Cheese Puff Topping
I took some liberties with the recipe and added a hungarian wax pepper and garlic cloves. Used boneless skinless thighs instead of breast like the recipe called for.
6 boneless skinless thighs w/ all fat removed
3 cloves of garlic
1 hungarian wax pepper w/ seeds removed
8 oz. package of baby portabella mushrooms
1 14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes
2T flour to thicken (I used whole wheat flour for this part)
1.5t fresh thyme (recipe called for 1/2t dried thyme but I have some growing out back)
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup butter
2 oz. sharp Cheddar cheese (I had some super duper sharp white Cheddar
I prepped everything ahead of time. Had fun getting all this shit together...
I cooked the filling part in an iron skillet until it thickened. And then transferred it to the casserole pan...
The pastry topping was where I got to try out my new kitchen toy. I brought the water, butter and salt to a boil on the stove and then mixed in the flour (used regular rather than whole wheat) to make the pastry topping. I then transferred that to the mixer and mixed in the two eggs. Finished mixing this on a little bit higher setting, then stirred in the cut up cheese pieces in stir mode.
I think it came out pretty decent.