Favourite Things Friday is back for 2013 and I'd love for you to link up and share one of your favourite things.
I love that I can program it and walk away and that it beeps to let me know when to come back and give it some more loving. And that I don't have to hold it to mix stuff until I feel like my arm is going to fall off. I never really understood the idea of creaming butter and sugar properly until I didn't have to do anything but chuck butter and sugar in the bowl and walk away to make myself a cup of coffee.
The very first thing I mixed up in it was a Tim Tam cake. You can get the recipe here if you're interested in making some awesomeness because lo and behold it turned out perfectly. I can only assume my mixer has been blessed with magical powers because perfect rarely happens in this house when it comes to baking.
And then Little P helped me make cupcakes. And they were edible too! That's cake frosting on his forehead not some hideous Frankenstein scar. And that's icing on his upper lip- not a moustache. And that's his tongue poking out -not a hideous growth.
By this stage I had a completely new outlook on baking . I truly think this mixer is magical. Everything I whip up in it seems to work out.
Lemon Meringue icecream (that hole on the far side is because Miss P and Mr P couldn't wait for me to take a picture before they started eating it )
Cynthia's cinnamon coffee cake (which looked mildly leprous in the pan because I doubled the topping amount but trust me - it tasted divine )
If I don't start finding some savoury recipes that can be whipped up in this thing my arse is going to end up the size of Texas.
So that's my favourite thing this week. An appliance. 20 years ago if you'd told me I'd be in love with a kitchen appliance I would have called you nuts.