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Have you recently purchased or been gifted a coveted Cuisinart stand mixer? If the answer is yes, congratulations! This small kitchen appliance is versatile and can be used in many different ways! Are you looking for ideas on how to use your new gadget? Look no further. Our team has researched eleven different ideas on how you can begin using your glorious new appliance.
Here are eleven ideas to try using your Cuisinart Stand Mixer:
- No-bake Cheesecake
- Swiss Buttercream Frosting
- Swedish Meatballs
- Pizza Dough
- One Bowl Cinnamon Rolls
- Edible Cookie Dough
- Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Angel Food Cake
- Fluffy Scrambled Eggs
- Confetti Cake
The Cuisinart stand mixer has three attachments: a dough hook, whisk, and paddle attachment. With your Cuisinart mixer, whipping, beating, creaming, mixing, and kneading can all be done. Read on to learn more about each recipe and why a Cuisinart stand mixer is such a good investment.
11 Ideas For Your Cuisinart Stand Mixer
1. No-bake Cheesecake
This recipe for no-bake cheesecake doesn't require the filling to be cooked, making it much easier than a standard cheesecake. No more worrying if the center is cooked through or worrying about it cracking. You will use the paddle attachment on your mixer to make the silky, smooth cheesecake filling. Just make sure you whip your filling long enough and chill your cheesecake for at least six hours.
Feel free to drizzle your favorite chocolate or caramel sauce over your cheesecake, or top it with your favorite fruit. You can't go wrong with this dessert.
2. Swiss Buttercream Frosting
Yes, this recipe for swiss buttercream frosting is more difficult than your standard American buttercream but so worth it. Swiss buttercream is relatively stable and is less sweet than regular buttercream. Preparing it in your stand mixer will make this frosting extremely silky and smooth. This frosting is a perfect pale white color, so it's perfect to use on a stark white cake or the perfect frosting to dye.
Be warned. This recipe does take a bit of time. You will be using your whisk attachment and whisking this frosting for over 15 minutes. So if you're in a hurry for a quick frosting, this isn't it.
3. Swedish Meatballs
It may sound crazy, but you can make meatballs using your stand mixer. These Swedish meatballs combine beef and pork and are served with rich gravy. Serve these meatballs and gravy alongside mashed potatoes or noodles for the perfect weeknight dinner.
Using the paddle attachment to mix your different meats along with the seasonings, spices, and egg will ensure everything is evenly incorporated. Mixing your meat with the paddle attachment will also aid in binding your meat so your meatballs won't fall apart as they're cooking.
4. Pizza Dough
While it may be easier to buy frozen pizza dough, homemade pizza dough has a texture and flavor you can't get from the store-bought dough. This dough is both soft and chewy with the perfect amount of crispiness. Your stand mixer will make preparing this crust simple. No more kneading your dough by hand. Use your dough hook attachment and knead away.
Involve little ones when making this recipe. This is the perfect opportunity for children to help in the kitchen. They can roll out and shape the dough and add any toppings they want to their pizzas. This recipe is fun for the whole family!
5. One Bowl Cinnamon Rolls
Nothing can compare to waking up to the smell of fresh-baked cinnamon rolls. These tender, buttery rolls with a gooey cream cheese frosting can be made all in one bowl. However, the rolls need to be refrigerated overnight or for at least 12 hours, so plan ahead and give yourself enough time.
Both the paddle attachment and dough hook will be used for this recipe. Oddly enough, this recipe will be made backward. Make your frosting first, followed by your filling, then dough. Take your time with each step, and don't rush the process. You won't be sorry!
6. Edible Cookie Dough
Everyone knows the best part of making cookies is eating the cookie dough, right? But, eating raw cookie dough can make you sick because of the raw egg. This edible cookie dough recipe is perfect because it has the same flavors like cookie dough without the egg. Eat this dough right out of the bowl or sprinkle it over ice cream, or pop it in the freezer for a late-night snack.
Mix the ingredients using your paddle attachment. Cream your butter and sugar thoroughly for at least five minutes, so it is light and creamy. Combine everything using your paddle, and in no time at all, you will have a delicious treat.
7. Buffalo Chicken Dip
If you didn't know already, using your paddle attachment to shred chicken is a genius way of using your stand mixer. Gone are the days of using two forks to pull apart and shred your chicken breasts. This job can be done in no time using your stand mixer.
The shredded chicken is combined with cream cheese, hot sauce, and blue cheese dressing to make a yummy buffalo chicken dip. You'll think you're eating a chicken wing when digging into this ooey-gooey dip. Try dipping your carrots, celery, chips, or crackers in this savory appetizer.
8. Angel Food Cake
Beaten egg whites are used to make this fluffy angel food cake. Use this whisk attachment on your Cuisinart mixer to achieve the stiff, glossy peaks required. Your angel food cake will be light and airy with a delicate texture. The soft white interior contrasts with the light brown, chewy exterior. Try making this cake for a bit of slice of heaven.
Did you ever think you could make homemade marshmallows? After trying this recipe, you'll have a hard time going back to bagged marshmallows from the store. Utilize your whisk attachment to make these fluffy treats. Be sure to whisk your marshmallow mixture long enough. At least 12 minutes of mixing is required.
Your result will produce decadent, velvety marshmallows, perfect on their own, in hot cocoa or s'mores. Add food coloring or flavored extracts to mix up the color and flavor of these marshmallows.
10. Fluffly Scrambled Eggs
This is one of the easiest recipes on our list. Whisk your eggs with your ingredients in the mixer to make the fluffiest scrambled eggs you'll ever eat. Breakfast will be on the table in no time!
11. Confetti Cake
This confetti cake is perfect for serving at any party. Your whisk attachment will get quite the workout in this recipe, as it will be used to make both the batter and the frosting. The crumb on this cake is moist and tender. Dye the frosting any color and decorate the outside of your cake how you see fit.
Do You Need a Stand Mixer to Make a Cake?
While it is unnecessary to have a stand mixer to make a cake, using a stand mixer will most likely result in a better cake. Creaming your butter and sugar in a stand mixer will allow more air to be trapped inside when mixed with the fat and sugar. The more air trapped inside, the greater your volume of dough.
Also, mixing your ingredients in a stand mixer will uniformly mix the batter. Using a stand mixer to make a cake will be faster, more convenient, and will often result in a properly mixed and risen cake.
How Long Do Cuisinart Mixers Last?
All Cuisinart stand mixers come with a limited 3-year warranty. However, when operated correctly, most stand mixers can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years.
Is It Worth It To Get a Stand Mixer?
If you have the budget and space for a stand mixer and love to bake and cook, then go for it! A stand mixer does so much more than mix. They knead, shred, grind, mash, whip, and so much more. Various attachments can be purchased to turn your stand mixer into a pasta maker or even an ice cream maker. You will find yourself using your mixer again and again.
What Size Mixer Do You Need?
According to Wirecutter, they recommend a bowl size of 5 to 6 quarts. This bowl size should be able to handle just about any baking job you want to complete at home. A bowl of this size can make about four dozen cookies, and most standard recipes can be made in a mixer of this size. Cuisinart stand mixers are equipped with a 5.5-quart bowl.
Have fun trying these new ideas in your stand mixer. From fun ideas like marshmallows to more complicated foods like cinnamon rolls, your stand mixer can do it all! Your stand mixer will take your cooking and baking to a whole new level.
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