My obsession with pie crust and bright berry fillings continues, but this time I've merged it with my love for decorating desserts to make them special-occasion-worthy.
After seeing some of Kelly Cline's beautiful floral pies on Instagram I knew that I had to give it a try for a Mother's Day dessert. My mom loves good pastry, and I love my mom so it was a good reason to make something fancy. Plus it was a chance to play around with my new Kenwood Cooking Chef, and an excuse to eat even more mini pies. Win, win, and win.
I recently received this mixer from Kenwood to test out in my kitchen. I wasn't familiar with the brand, so before agreeing to test it, I spent some time sifting through the bread forums to gauge what the general feeling was about their mixer's durability when faced with the tast of keanding dough multiple times a week.
Turns out, the brand is huge in the UK and has only recently moved to North America. It's known for being extremely durable and was well liked by the bread makers on the forum. Kneading dough is killer on your mixer, so if it's good enough for the bread forum, it's good enough for me.
What they sent isn't just any mixer.. although it might appear to be at first glance. It not only attaches a food processor and full sized blender, it also cooks food right in the bowl using induction heat! It's basically a kitchen robot (although I refer to it as my mixer spaceship).