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September 23, 2016

Mixing into Fall

Post by Debra Murray

cookiesNothing says lovin’ like somethin’ from the oven! Fall baking is finally here! We’re trading in our outdoor grilling for the sweet aroma of baking breads, cookies, and pies. Holiday parties will be lining our schedules and we’re always searching for the perfect dish to bring. Baked goods are also a thoughtful addition to Christmas morning. Rather than another impersonal gift card or tchotchke, line your loved ones hearts (and stomachs) with homemade goodness!

We all love baking’s end result, but the process can sometimes get messy and overwhelming. It’s usually a night-long project to bake dozens of cookies for that get-together, but we have the perfect sidekick to make baking a breeze! We welcome the new Cook’s Companion 600W 5QT Multifunctional Open Mixer this week on Evine.

This open mixer concept is perfect for adding ingredients with the removable inner lid. Various attachments are included for every mixing need. The dough hooks knead dough quickly and efficiently. There is no need to hand knead anymore! This assists with allowing air in for the dough to rise. The hooks will be able to rapidly develop gluten in the wheat dough that is responsible for the elasticity that keeps air bubbles inside, giving you fluffy and chewy bread.

The Cook’s Companion open mixer’s beaters can be used with batters, eggs, frosting, and cakes. For an added bonus, attach the scraper to the beaters to make sure you get everything on the side! There is no need to manually scrape the sides of the bowl and its easy-use-knob takes the guess work out of what setting to use on the mixer. The non-slip gripping feet keeps the unit steady while mixing.

bread-slice Check out Deb’s “Best Bread Ever” recipe:

Easy Sandwich Bread

2-pound loaf
1 cup lukewarm water (approx. 110 degrees
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon active dry yeast or instant yeast
1/3 cup lukewarm milk
5 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
3 ¾ cups Unbleached Bread flour
3 tablespoon of sugar
1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt

In a small bowl dissolve the yeast in the warm water with the honey, let it sit for 5 minutes.
Place the milk, 3 tablespoons of butter,1/2 the flour sugar and salt into the bowl of the mixer.
Attach the dough hooks to mixer.
Set the mixer to setting two and let mix for 1 minute.
Pour in the yeast mixture and increase to speed setting 3.
Add in the remaining flour and let mix on setting three for 6 minutes.
Butter the loaf pan with some of the remaining melted butter.
Remove the dough from the mixer and stretch to form a ball.
Place the dough ball in the loaf pan and cover with a towel and place in a draft-free location to proof.
Once dough has double in size, push the dough back dough make into a ball again and let rest again till doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Butter the top of the bread before placing in the oven.
Bake for 25 minutes or until the internal temperature is 185 degrees.
Remove the bread from the oven and butter again.
After 5 minutes remove the bread to a rack to cool.

breadDeb Murray is amazed with the ease of this new design, “I’ve used this recipe a million times, but this is by far the best bread I’ve ever made! I totally credit it to this mixer. The two dough hooks pull the gluten strands and stretch the dough perfectly!”

This week on Evine, Deb will be debuting this awesome open mixer at an amazing value price. Similar mixers on the market can be found for well over $400 with half of the efficiency. Pair this mixer with Deb’s favorite ceramic non-stick bakeware to totally prep you for your holiday baking!

The bakeware will be available at incredible pricing and not only is it a ceramic non-stick that needs so much less butter for baking, the bakeware helps conduct the heat.

Tune in to check out this top-value this Wednesday and Thursday only on Evine. We’ll be stocking you with baking recipes to keep your mixer at work! Get the latest and greatest baking technology at the lowest prices anywhere, and not to mention 6 interest-free payments to help squeeze it in your budget!!!

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