Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Works-for-Me Wednesday

I am once again participating in Works-for-Me Wednesday. My tip involves my stand mixer.

I have a Kitchenaid stand mixer. It's great, but I always had a problem when using it with cake mixes (or any dry mix). It seems no matter how many times I scraped the sides of the mixer, I always ended up with a small amount of dry mix in the bottom of the bowl.

The last time I made a cake, I got the idea to add the wet ingredients to the bowl first, rather than the dry. Ta-da! No dry mix left in the bottom of the bowl.

This may violate some sort of baking rules (I am no chef, as evidenced by the fact that I use cake mixes!), but it works for me!

Be sure to check out the rest of the great tips over at Rocks in My Dryer.


lady laura said...

Great tip--this happens to me too.

Thanks for sharing=)

Michelle- This One's For The Girls said...

Thank-you! I've had a KA stand-up mixer for years and didn't know this.

Mom2fur said...

I've got one of those, too--in fact, you can see it in the background over at my own WFMW tip. I like your idea, and next time I make cake, I'm going to use it! I think it's very smart!

Barb, sfo said...

A good friend of mine who is an INCREDIBLE baker showed me that tip. It really works! :)

Rhonda said...

lady laura, michelle, & mom2fur - Thank you! I'm glad it was helpful to someone.

barb - It's great to have confirmation from someone who knows what they're doing. :)