Single Loaf Challah Recipe for Kitchenaid Stand Mixer

Most recipes for challah make two loaves, which is way too many for one person.  This one is different. It’s a single loaf challah recipe, made in the Kitchenaid.

If you’re not familiar with challah (pronounced like the “ch” in “loch”), it is a sweetened bread that is somewhat similar to a French brioche.  The difference is that challah is usually made with vegetable oil instead of butter (so that those keeping kosher can have it with a meat meal).  Incidentally, the leftovers make fantastic French toast.

Challah is traditionally served every Friday night as part of the Jewish Sabbath observance. The bread is usually braided, into three, six, or even twelve strands. I read recently that it might be to emphasize unity; another post suggested that three strand represent truth, peace, and justice.  Poppy or sesame seeds are manna falling from heaven.

Usually, the loaves are braided and end up long and narrow.  However, on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur the loaves are round, to symbolize unity (no beginning and no end), unending blessings, and maybe even “the circle of life.”

This particular recipe was originally by Joan Nathan, which made two loaves. That recipe was then adapted by Deb Perlman (of Smitten Kitchen). Deb’s version was then revised to a single loaf by Jenny at Cuban Reuben and slightly adapted again by me. It’s almost biblical, isn’t it: Joan’s recipe begat Deb’s, Deb’s begat Jenny’s, and Jenny’s begat mine!

I did make a few changes.  First, I used instant yeast instead of active dry yeast. And second, I found that I didn’t need four eggs, plus a yolk.  Three plus the yolk were plenty.




Single Loaf Challah Recipe for Kitchenaid

Prep Time: 4 hours, 35 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours, 55 minutes

Category: bread

Cuisine: Jewish

one loaf

Single Loaf Challah Recipe for Kitchenaid

Ingredients

  • Ingredients
  • 1.5 tsp instant yeast (or one packet active dry yeast, which is 2¼ tsp)
  • 1½ tsp plus ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾-1 cup warm water
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1½ tsp table salt
  • 4 cups flour

Instructions

  1. Remove the bowl from your stand mixer (preferably a KitchenAid). Pour the yeast, 1½ tsp sugar, and the water into the bowl and stir it all together with a long spoon. Use more water if the weather is dry, and less if it's humid. If you use the instant yeast, you can go to the next step. If you use active dry yeast, let it sit for 10 minutes until the yeast is bubbly and foaming.
  2. Attach the paddle to your mixer. Now add the vegetable oil, two of the eggs (one at a time), the egg yolk, the rest of the sugar, and the salt, and mix that on Speed 2 (KitchenAid) to combine everything together.
  3. Gradually mix in the flour, adding about ½ a cup at a time.
  4. Once the dough forms a solid ball, swap the paddle for the bread hook. Knead about 5-8 minutes. f you don't have a KitchenAid, you can do it by hand, but it will take longer (10-12 minutes).
  5. The dough is kneaded enough when it looks smooth and elastic, and you can pull it without tearing. If it looks shaggy and bristly, add more flour. If it's dry, add more water.
  6. Coat a clean bowl with about a capful of vegetable oil. Add the ball of dough and cover it with plastic. I generally use a plastic bag from the supermarket. A shower cap will work too. Don't wrap it too tightly, you want to leave room for the dough to expand.
  7. Let the dough rise in a warm place for about an hour. Then punch it down with your fist, cover it again, and let it rise for another two hours.
  8. You're now ready to braid the challah. Sprinkle some flour on a counter or board, and sprinkle a bit more on your hands (to keep it from sticking).
  9. Cut the dough into three pieces with a sharp knife. Take each piece and roll it out with your hands into a strand that is about 12 inches long. Pinch the strands together at one end. Then braid the strands together. Once that's done, wrap them all around in a circle. Tuck the ends in underneath the loaf. Transfer the challah to a nonstick cookie sheet.
  10. Crack the last egg and beat it lightly. Brush about half the egg over the bread. Let it sit again, covered, for another hour.
  11. Then brush it again with the rest of the egg.
  12. While the bread is on its final rise, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Once the last rise is finished, and the oven is hot, bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown. If you want, open the oven halfway through the cooking process, and brush the challah again with any remaining egg (this fills in any bare spots as the bread expands).

Single Loaf Challah Recipe Substitutions and Variations

  • For an extra-sweet new year, mix 1 cup of raisins into the dough before you braid it.
  • Or, add 1/4 honey to the recipe
  • Top the challah with sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or salt

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Kitchenaid Honey Oat Bread Recipe

This Kitchenaid honey oat bread recipe is adapted from the cookbook that came with my mixer. The oats add body and texture, so the bread can hold up to mayo, a stack of cold cuts, or just some peanut butter and jam.  It also makes wonderful cinnamon toast.  The honey adds a touch of sweetness.

The only problem with the recipe in the book is that it’s for two loaves. The bread is delicious, but this is a “single serving” blog, so two loaves is too much.

So, I’ve altered it to make just one loaf of bread. I also used instant yeast (and adjusted the quantities) to speed things up a big.  And, because a big bag of instant yeast is a much better value than a few little packets of the regular kind!

The original recipe also calls for quick oats.  Don’t worry if you don’t have them (neither did I).  That is easily fixed by taking some standard oats and popping them in the mini-chopper.  Just grind them up and make them smaller.

As noted in the recipe, you can add an egg white to the water glaze for a shinier crust.  I was low on eggs, so I didn’t bother.

Tip:  Rinse the measuring cup with water before you measure out the honey. That way, it won’t stick.

 




 

Single Loaf Kitchenaid Honey Oatmeal Bread Recipe

Prep Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours

Category: bread

Cuisine: American

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Single Loaf Kitchenaid Honey Oatmeal Bread Recipe

A single loaf of oatmeal bread, sweetened with honey.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 C water
  • 1/4C honey
  • 2 2/3 T butter
  • 2 3/4 to 3 1/4 C flour
  • 1/2 C quick oats (or regular oats, ground up to smaller pieces)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp water

Instructions

  1. Measure the honey, water, and butter into a small saucepan. Stir to mix everything together and heat it gently until it gets warm (about 120-130 degrees) Don't let it get too hot or it will kill the yeast.
  2. Put the smaller amount (2 3/4 cups) of flour, oats, salt and yeast in the bowl of your Kitchenaid mixer.
  3. Using the dough hook (not the paddle), mix for 30 seconds on Speed 2.
  4. Slowly add the butter mixture to the flour mixture. This should take about a minute. Again, you don't want to kill the yeast with the hot liquid.
  5. Add the egg and mix another minute at the same speed
  6. Add 1/4 cup of the flour, continuing to mix the dough on Speed 2. Keep mixing until the dough pulls entirely away from the bowl and sticks to the dough hook in one large mass.
  7. Add the remaining 1/4 cup flour if necessary (if the mixture is too wet and doesn't come together)
  8. Keep kneading for 3-5 minutes more (same speed).
  9. Remove the dough from the bowl, clean the bowl, and grease it with about one capful of neutral cooking oil.
  10. Return the mixture to the bowl, and turn it over to grease the dough.
  11. Cover the bowl (I use a plastic grocery bag, so it doesn't stick) and put it in a warmish spot until it doubles in size. This should take about an hour.
  12. Punch the dough down (a good way to take out your frustrations) and remove it from the bowl.
  13. Shape the dough into a loaf shape by rolling it out into a rectangle with a rolling pin.
  14. The dough should be roughly the size and shape of a legal sheet of paper (9 x 14). Starting from the shorter end, roll up the dough into a cylinder. Then pinch the ends to close them.
  15. Grease your loaf pan (I use butter for this) and put the dough in the pan. Cover it, and let it rise again (for about another hour).
  16. Preheat the oven about 10-15 minutes before the bread has finished its second rise.
  17. Brush the top of the bread with the remaining water (and egg white if desired) and sprinkle with oatmeal.
  18. Bake for 40 minutes.
  19. When the bread is done, remove it from the pan and let it cool on a wire rack.

Notes

If you want a shinier, browner crust, mix an egg white with the last 1 1/2 tsp of water and brush the loaf with it before baking.

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Single Loaf Bread Recipe Kitchenaid Stand Mixer

This single loaf bread recipe is just about the easiest loaf of bread ever.  I adapted it from the King Arthur recipe site (which is a treasure trove of baking know-how). They call it hearth bread. That recipe, however, makes two loaves, which is just too much for one person.  So, I reduced the quantities and made one single loaf recipe instead.

A Kitchenaid stand mixer makes the whole process much easier and faster. If you don’t have one, you can do it the old-fashioned way and knead it by hand.

At its simplest, bread is flour, water, yeast, and salt, with maybe a bit of sugar to give the yeast something to munch on. You can get crustier bread by brushing it with water or egg white. Make it softer with milk, or add new flavors (like honey or sesame seeds).  However, those basic few ingredients are all you really need. It may seem intimidating if you haven’t done it before, but it’s really not. After a while, you get a “feel” for how the dough should look and feel and can correct any mistakes.

 




 

The bread is easy, but the instructions in the original recipe were a bit confusing. They gave several different variations on how to bake the bread (depending on how crusty you like it) and it’s a bit tricky to navigate through all the different options. So,  I have shared the version/combination I found works best for my taste.

Update: King Arthur eventually agreed that the original instructions were both too confusing, and were causing many people to end up with burned bread! The new method ditches the pan of water, and leads to a delicious, crusty bread. I tried it out and the results were much better. If you want the bread to be extra-crusty, let it cool in a turned-off oven (instructions are in the notes section of the recipe).

They also say to make it a long “Italian bread” shape (which makes it a bit crustier), but I left it round because I liked the way it looks.

Single Loaf Bread Recipe Kitchenaid Stand Mixer

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Category: bread

Cuisine: American

single loaf of bread

Single Loaf Bread Recipe Kitchenaid Stand Mixer

A super-simple loaf of bread.

Ingredients

  • 1 /1/2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 C lukewarm water
  • 2 3/4 C to 3 C all purpose flour
  • semolina or cornmeal for the baking pan (about a tablespoon or two)

Instructions

  1. Put the yeast, sugar, salt, water, and flour into the bowl of your Kitchenaid mixer. Mix for about 30 secnds to one minute on speed 2 using the paddle attachment. When it's done, it should pull away from the sides of the bowl and form a ball of dough.
  2. Swap the paddle for the dough hook and knead for 3--5 minutes on speed 2. The dough should be smooth and elastic, and bounce back when you press down on it.
  3. Remove the dough from the bowl. Grease the same bowl with a bit of canola oil (I use about a capful). Put the dough back in the bowl and turn it over and around until it's coated with the oil.
  4. Cover the bowl with a plastic bag and put it in a warmish spot or in a cool oven (heat to 200 degrees for 10 minutes, then turn it off).
  5. Let the dough rise until it doubles in size (1-2 hours).
  6. Gently push down the dough. Keep it round if you like, or shape into a long oval (like Italian bread).
  7. Put that in a shallow baking pan or baking sheet sprinkled with semolina or cornmeal. This helps keeps it from sticking and adds a bit of extra crustiness.
  8. Let it rest for 45 minutes, covered. When it's risen enough, the dough will no longer bounce back when you press on it.
  9. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Slash the top of the bread, and spray (a plant sprayer will work fine) or brush (use a pastry brush) it with warm water.
  10. Place in the middle of the oven and bake the bread for 25-35 minutes.

Notes

If the dough is too shaggy (meaning it looks a bit furry), add more flour. If it's too hard, add more water. You'll get a better idea of how the dough should look and feel as you bake more loaves.

If you want the bread to be extra-crusty, remove it from the pan, and turn the oven off. Put the bread back in the oven, right on the rack, and let it rest, with the oven door slightly ajar. Let the bread cool as the oven does.

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Kitchenaid Potato Bread Recipe

One of the joys of a Kitchenaid is how much easier it is to make bread, cookies, and cakes.  This recipe for potato bread comes out moist, soft, and rises beautifully.  If you like Martin’s potato bread, you’ll like this too.

I have adapted the recipe from  All Recipes.  First, I reduced the recipe to make one loaf instead of two. I have no room for two loaves. I also exchanged the shortening for butter.

Measure the flour over the surface you want to use to shape the bread.  Any extra flour will pre-coat the counter.

 




The Kitchenaid makes the whole dough preparation process faster.  You don’t have to mix the dough as long as the original recipe.  And, there’s no need to keep scraping down the sides. You also don’t have to stand and knead the bread for 10 minutes.  Just swap out the paddle for the dough hook and let the machine do all the work.

Check to see if the dough is kneaded enough by poking it with your finger.  If it is, it will bounce back when you poke it.

The rising times are approximate since the speed will depend on conditions in your home that particular day. Sometimes it takes a bit longer.

Kitchenaid Potato Bread Recipe

Prep Time: 2 hours, 25 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Category: bread

Cuisine: American

Kitchenaid Potato Bread Recipe

A delicious, moist loaf of potato bread that's great for sandwiches, sopping up gravy, or eating with a hearty winter stew.

Ingredients

  • 1 small potato, diced
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 3 1/4 C all purpose flour
  • 4 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Add the diced potato and the water to a small saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil and cook until the potato is fork tender and can be mashed easily. This should take about 10 minutes. Let the mixture cool.
  3. Once the potato/water mixture is cool, drain 1/4 C of the liquid into a liquid measuring cup. Mash the potatoes in the rest of the mixture.
  4. This should equal about one cup. If you don’t have enough, add some warm water.
  5. Add the reserved water to the mixing bowl of your Kitchenaid.  Sprinkle the yeast over it and add a pinch of sugar.
  6. Now add the mashed potato mixture, 1C of the flour, butter, sugar, and salt.
  7. Beat with the paddle attachment about thirty seconds on low to combine it all together. Stir in remaining flour.  Beat on speed 3 for 3-5 minutes.
  8. Turn dough out onto floured board or countertop. The dough should be stiff and seem a bit hard.
  9. Remove the paddle attachment from your mixer and replace it with the dough hook.
  10. Knead the dough on speed 3 for 3-5 minutes.  The dough should now be smooth and stretch easily.
  11. Get a large bowl, and grease it with about one teaspoon of neutral oil (like canola).  Plop the dough into the bowl and turn it over so it gets coated with the oil.
  12. Cover the bowl with a towel or slide it into a plastic bag in a warm spot.  If your place is chilly, heat your oven to 200 degrees for 10 minutes, turn it off, and then put the bowl with the dough in the oven.
  13. Let it rise for about one hour.
  14. Punch down the dough (this is a chance to get out your frustrations!) and turn it out onto your floured countertop.
  15. Cover it again, and let it rise for 10 minutes.
  16. Shape the lump of dough into a loaf by rolling it out with a rolling pin into a rectangle.  Then roll up the rectangle (starting at the short side), like you were rolling up a poster. Pinch the ends together.
  17. Grease an 8x4x2 inch loaf pan and place the dough in the pan.
  18. Cover it again and let rise about 1 hour.  The dough should have risen about 2 inches over the top of the pan.
  19. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. If you want a slightly crustier loaf, sprinkle it with water before putting it in the oven. Bake the bread for 25 minutes.  After 25 minutes, cover it with foil, and bake another 15 minutes. 
  20. Remove from the pan with a stiff spatula, get the butter or jam from the fridge and slather it over a fresh slice.  Then eat it!

Notes

Don't be intimated by the prep time; most of that is waiting for the bread to rise.

 

Poke the dough again to see if it rose enough. If it did, it will stay indented when you push down on it.

Tools and Ingredients for This Recipe


Norpro Stainless Steel Bread Pan

I admit it, I’m hard on my pans.  Not this one. I’ve had it for years and it looks brand-spanking-new.  The food doesn’t stick, no matter what I make in it: bread, meatloaf, apple bread (full size recipe), you name it. Whatever I do, it cleans up easily.  Yay! Because I love cooking, but not cleaning.

Saf Instant Yeast, 1 Pound Pouch

I confess I got tired of buying those silly little packets of yeast. They were a dollar each, took longer to proof, and I kept running out.  Plus, some of them had cornstarch in them. I wanted yeast, not cornstarch. This is much better.  It’s much cheaper per use, you have enough to bake dozens of loaves of bread, and there’s nothing in there except yeast. The instant yeast works faster than the standard variety too.  Store it in the freezer so it lasts longer.

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How to Use Your Kitchenaid Mixer and Attachments

If you’ve got a Kitchenaid mixer, you know how great it is for mixing cookies (and the world’s best cheesecake), but did you know you can also use your Kitchenaid mixer attachments to grind your own meat (so you know exactly what’s in it), make sausage, or shred veggies? And, the vegetable strainer/grinder is perfect for making your own applesauce or jam.

The best part? You don’t need to rush out and buy more appliances. All you have to do is add attachments to the Kitchenaid mixer you already have.
kitchenaid mixerThe beaters on a Kitchenaid use “planetary motion.” That means they move around the bowl, while at the same time spinning in the reverse direction on their own axis (sort of like the earth spins and moves around the sun).

The result looks a bit like a spirograph design. The good part is that this funny motion means it mixes faster and better than other mixers so you’ll need less time to prepare your recipes.




Using the Mixer’s Speed Control

  • Stir – use this when you first start mixing, to add dry ingredients to wet ones, and vice versa.
  • 2 – for slow mixing, to start mashing potatoes, and knead dough.
  • 4 – just the thing for making cookies, creaming sugar, and making meringues. You want to beat the ingredients, and combine them, without overmixing (or your batter will be the wrong texture). Use this speed with the grinder, slicer and strainer attachments.
  • 6 – beating and creaming – set your mixer on this speed for final mixing and to use the citrus juicer.
  • 8 – fast beating – for whipped cream
  • 10- super-fast whipping – at this speed, it goes around so fast you can hardly see it. Only use small amounts of cream or egg whites – or it will all go flying. Set on this speed for pasta and grinding grain.
You can also set the mixer in-between the set speeds, for finer control.

How to Use Your Kitchenaid Mixer Attachments

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KitchenAid Mixer Attachment Pack

If you want to save space (and a bit of money), get this all in one pack. It has a grinder, strainer, and a slicer. Use it to grind meat, make salsa, shred cabbage for cole slaw, cut up veggies for a party platter, or make baby food. And, it all takes up a lot less space than a food processor, a meat grinder, and a mandoline would.

Grind your own meat (no additives or fillers), shred cheese, or cut carrots in waffle-shapes, or make your own perfect cole slaw.

This set comes with the meat grinder (which has two settings, coarse and fine), a slicer/shredder, and a fruit and vegetable strainer.

Get a deal on meat at the market, take it home, grind your own burgers, and freeze them for later use. The slicer and shredder make short work of cheese, carrots, and potatoes. Use the strainer for applesauce, pasta sauce, or your own salsa.

How to Use Your Kitchenaid Mixer Grinder Attachment

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KitchenAid Food Grinder Attachment

    • This is great for grinding your own bread crumbs, grated hard cheese, or meat. Grinding your own meat is cheaper than buying it pre-ground. Plus, you know exactly what’s in it, and where it came from. You can see it in action on the image at the top of this page.

I use it to grind my own turkey and beef for meatballs, “unstuffed cabbage” (I layer it like lasagna, instead of making rolls), and burgers. It includes two grinding plates, one fine and one coarse. Both store right inside the grinder, so you won’t lose them.

Some reviewers said they found grease on the grinder when they bought it. I looked, saw a bit of it, and thoroughly cleaned it off. No problem, and nothing weird in the food.

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How to Make Sausage with Your Kitchenaid Grinder Attachment

Sausage Making Part 1

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Sausage Recipes and Tips for Your Kitchenaid

Fat is Essential for Sausages

If you don’t have enough fat, the sausages will taste like sawdust (yuck). 15 to 25% is best. Buy extra if necessary

bruce aidell sausage cookbookBruce Aidells’s Complete Sausage Book 

I don’t normally quote reviews, but this one is irresistible. A customer says, “…[T]he sausages were incredible. I practically ate the first batch of Italian sausage all of 3.5 lbs by myself.

I had the hardest time sharing it with my kids who stared at me drooling with those puppy eyes begging to have a taste of what Mama was eating. And when I have to use these sausages for a pasta dish for some visiting friends, I actually regretted inviting them over since I wanted to eat the sausages myself. That bad..and that good!!”

The book is well-written, with recipes that are easy to follow (and tweak – I love tweaking). Recipes include bratwurst, cajun andouille, sausage with apples. There are American recipes with international influences (Asian, German, and Spanish) and then recipes that include sausage (for breakfast, in soups, and in pasta.


Natural Hog Sausage Casings (two packages) 

If you’re going to make sausage, you need casings to put them in. The casings from butcher supply companies are meant for commercial operations — way too much for home use. These come in small lengths. Make sure to soak them and then rinse them before using (so you know they’re clean). It also helps stretch them out and reduces tearing. Don’t worry if you don’t use them up all at once, as they’ll last for years in the fridge.

Attachment for Cookies and Cheesecake

Kitchenaid mixer paddle attachmentNo special equipment needed; use the beater that came with your mixer.

Making Cookies with the Kitchenaid

This woman cracks me up.

Kitchenaid Cookie Recipes

  • Ruth’s Oatmeal Crisps    Scroll down to find the recipe. Note, I used butter, not shortening. It’s even better with dried cranberries instead of raisins.
  • Put your Kitchenaid on setting 2, increase briefly to 4, then back to 2.
  • Chocolate chip cookies  Quick and easy chocolate chip recipe, with mixer speed instructions.
  • Sugar cookies  Made with a dash of nutmeg for sweet/spiciness.
  • Kitchenaid Peanut Butter cookies   Scroll down to see this recipe (direct from Kitchenaid’s facebook page)

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The Mixer Bible: 300 Recipes For Your Stand Mixer

Now that you’ve got all those cool new Kitchenaid attachments (or even before), you’ll want to know how to use them. This book is packed with recipes for everything from appetizers to sausages, to desserts. There’s potato and cheese pierogies, orange and chocolate chip bundt cake, spinach and garlic dip, tomato and rice soup with basil, and well, I think I better stop now. Otherwise, I’m liable to jump through the computer to get the book.

How to Use Your Kitchenaid Strainer Attachment

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kitchenaid mixer attachment (grinder and strainer)
KitchenAid Mixer Fruit & Vegetable Strainer and Grinder Set 

Use this to easily make your own applesauce, tomato juice, homemade jam, grind cheese and make salsa.  It’s a bit confusing  because Amazon has combined all the reviews for every attachment pack variation together (making it hard to tell which component the reviewers are actually reviewing!).

If you want to make applesauce, just cut the apples in quarters, cook them, and run them through the strainer.  The waste comes out separately, so no coring or peeling is necessary.  You can do this with tomatoes for tomato sauce or juice too (those need to be peeled).    This set comes with both the strainer and the grinder.

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How to Use Your Kitchenaid Slicer/Shredder Attachment

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kitchenaid mixer slicer/shredder attachment
KitchenAid RVSA Slicer/Shredder Attachment for Stand Mixers
This attachment includes four different slicer/shredder “cones”: you can make thin or thick slices of cheese or cold cuts, shred cabbage, onions, or hard cheeses (like Parmesan). Use it for cucumber slaw, cole slaw, potato chips, chocolate, or nuts. There is a bit of a trick to putting it together (see the video below).

Assembling the Kitchenaid Slicer/Shredder Attachment

Watch for that little notch.

Summer cole slaw This recipe, from Kitchenaid’s New Zealand page is not your usual cole slaw; it has green beans, sultanas (golden raisins) and hazelnuts.

Conventional cole slaw If you prefer the standard version, try this recipe.  I do think I’d cut the mayo a bit and replace some of it with sour cream or Greek yogurt.

Mushroom Onion Quiche – with a pre-made crust, this is a quick and easy meal.  I would buy two crusts, make two and pop one in the freezer.

Zucchini Bread – this recipe is very similar to the one that came with my Kitchenaid mixer. Use the slicer/shredder instead of a food processor (only one bowl and appliance to clean instead of two).

You can also grate cheese, make veggie chips (it’s a giant mandoline!) or shred potatoes for hash browns. Or, you could turn those sliced cucumbers into butter pickles.

Recipes Direct From Kitchen Aid

Lots of recipes here, including salsa (attach the grinder), apple crumb coffee cake, borscht (use the shredder), and pizza dough (second page).

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Kitchenaid Ice Cream Attachment Recipes

There’s nothing like a big bowl of ice cream on a hot summer day. It’s even better when you’ve made it yourself. Luckily, the Kitchenaid mixer makes that pretty easy to do. Whether you like vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, or something more exotic (like fig!), just follow the recipes below to learn how to make your own fresh ice cream with your mixer’s ice cream attachment.

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KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment

You can make about 2 quarts of ice cream, sherbet, or sorbet in only 25 minutes or so. Freeze the bowl, make the ice cream recipe, put it together, turn the mixer on, add the ice cream mixture, and mix until it starts to freeze. Then transfer to your freezer to freeze more solidly.

Oh, but first, before you do anything else, do as the first reviewer recommends and carefully black out all the calorie and fat information in the recipe guide!

(One more important note, this attachment is designed to fit US mixers made after 1990).

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Watch this video to see how the attachment works.




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The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments

David Lebovitz was once the pastry chef at Chez Panisse, and his expertise comes in handy here (so does a long-ago summer job as an ice cream scooper). There are recipes for ice cream, gelato, sorbets, and frozen yogurt.

It tells you both what to do, and why you’re doing it (which helps reduce mistakes). There are lots of familiar flavors, such as fudge ripple, coffee, and French vanilla. Then he throws in a few curves: green tea, fig, and egg nog.

 


The Best Ice Cream Maker Cookbook Ever

Recipes include butter pecan, strawberry, and even double ginger. Plus, there are also recipes for toppings and ice cream with swirls (like fudge or caramel).


Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book

Make your own classic Ben & Jerry’s flavors: Heath Bar Crunch, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and Fresh Georgia Peach. And remember their two rules of ice cream making:

 

ICE CREAM RULE #1

You don’t have to be a pro to make incredibly delicious ice cream.

ICE CREAM RULE #2

There’s no such thing as an unredeemingly bad batch of homemade ice cream.

Kitchenaid Strawberry Ice Cream Recipes

  • Strawberry ice cream  A delicious way to eat strawberries in season (or even not in season). Omit the lemon, add a bit of Grand Marnier if you like, or try it with a mixture of different kinds of berries.
  • Strawberry ice cream from Pinch My Salt  Heavy cream, egg yolks, vanilla, and strawberries.
  • Homemade strawberry ice cream  – She has a good tip here about getting creamier ice cream: dry the strawberries thoroughly before using them.
  • Strawberry Balsamic Ice Cream  This one has a bit of a twist. Balsamic vinegar and strawberries may seem a bit odd, but it’s actually quite good. If you’re skeptical, try the same combination (strawberries and balsamic vinegar), with some fresh strawberries. If you’re really daring, add a bit of cracked black pepper. This recipe also has helpful step by step photos.




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Kitchenaid Pasta Recipes

I just love pasta. My friends and family like to joke that I think it’s a food group. Well, isn’t it? And, of course, fresh is much better than the regular kind. It can seem a bit daunting, but with the Kitchenaid pasta attachment and a few easy recipes, it’s pretty simple.

Once you’ve tried it, you may never want to eat the dried stuff again. A standard recipe only requires four ingredients, and they’re ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen: flour, eggs, oil, and salt.

My great-grandmother used to make noodles by hand, rolling them out, cutting them, and waiting for them to dry. Lots of hard work, and it took forever. With the Kitchenaid pasta attachment, you don’t have to hurt yourself rolling out all that dough. Great-grandma would have loved it.

Kitchenaid Pasta Making Demonstration

Not sure exactly how this works? Here’s a video that will show you exactly how it’s done.




Recipes for Making Pasta with Your Kitchenaid

You’ll need both the standard (paddle-shaped) beater and the dough hook to make these (they both come with your mixer).

Semolina  Use this easy recipe for linguini, fettucini, or ravioli dough.
Fresh Pasta Dough  Make your own pasta with just four ingredients: flour, oil, eggs, and salt.  There are also directions for variations such as spinach pasta, tomato pasta, and squid ink pasta.
Spaghetti Recipe  makes 1.5 pounds of spaghetti. There’s a good tip here:  if you don’t have a pasta rack to dry your noodles, use plastic hangers instead (just make sure to flour them first so the noodles don’t stick).
Homemade Noodles This recipe is taken from Kitchenaid, but it’s worth visiting as the page has step-by-step photos, as well as extra tips  for using the pasta attachment.
Thousand Layer Lasagne  My cousin came back from school in Italy with a recipe very much like this one. Delicious!!

Don’t Overcook Your Pasta

Homemade, fresh pasta cooks much faster than the dried version. It should be ready in a minute or two. Don’t overdo it!

kitchenaid pasta roller attachment
KitchenAid KPSA Stand-Mixer Pasta-Roller Attachment

Make thick or thin sheets of delicious fresh noodles or lasagna. It’s got eight thickness settings so you can adjust the size to suit your taste and your needs. There are recipes included in the user guide. Just follow them. You can even use the attachment to roll out pizza dough.


KitchenAid KPCA Pasta Cutter Companion Set Attachment

Now that you’ve got your sheets of freshly made noodles, it’s time to cut them. You could do it by hand, like my great-grandma used to do (ugh). Or, you could just slide them through this cutter attachment. So much easier. Just trim them to the length you want.




How Kitchenaid was named

When the executives at Hobart were testing the consumer versions of their commercial mixers, one executive’s wife remarked, “This is the best kitchen aid I’ve ever had.” And that’s how the mixer got its name.

Kitchenaid Ravioli Recipes

Ravioli Recipe
Tyler Florence’s recipe for ravioli dough.  Note this is just for the dough! Also, if your dough is too dry, try adding a tablespoon or two of water to the recipe.

Ricotta Ravioli made with ricotta, spinach, and parmesan.  This post has lots of photos, as well as a quick video showing you how it’s done.

Meat ravioli my dad just loves meat ravioli, and it always seems to be really hard to find. Finding a recipe was tough too!

Butternut Squash and Ricotta Ravioli This is a great combination, served with a sage butter sauce. There are step-by-step photos to go with the recipe.

Spinach and mushroom ravioli
Ravioli with spinach and mushroom filling, topped with a roasted red pepper cream sauce (anyone else getting hungry?)


KitchenAid KRAV Ravioli Maker

The reviews on this are mixed – HOWEVER – on closer reading, the reviewers with negative comments weren’t using the machine correctly. Put it on setting “3” and watch the Peter Pasta video (see below), and you should be fine.

Making Fresh Ravioli


KitchenAid Recipe Collection

This cookbook has 512 pages of delicious recipes for pasta (and lots more). It’s in a ring binder, so it lays flat, and you can pull out just the recipe you want to follow (and set the rest of the book aside so you have more space to work).


The Pasta Bible

A cookbook with recipes for everything from plain pasta, to Cantonese noodles, spinach pasta, gnocchi, even chocolate (!) pasta. It also includes a bit about the history of pasta, and the recipes are illustrated with plenty  of photos (over 1,000 of them) so you can see exactly what everything should look like.


The Pasta Machine Cookbook

Many of the pasta cookbooks on Amazon presume you are either a professional chef, or have a huge pantry (or both). Lardons? Peekytoe crab? 9 egg yolks for one batch of pasta? No no and no. This cookbook, on the other hand, keeps it simple, and easily within the reach of a hungry home cook.

Now, if you’ll excuse me,  I have some water to boil.

What’s your favorite pasta?

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Kitchenaid Bread Recipes

Of all the food smells in the world, nothing beats the smell of freshly baked bread. To make bread with your Kitchenaid mixer, you don’t even need a special tool or attachment. Just use the paddle and the dough hook that came with your mixer.

This post has links to videos with instructions, plus recipes for French bread, Italian bread, wholegrain (and multigrain) bread, and white bread. All made right in your Kitchenaid. There are also cookbooks with even more recipes, and special pans for making pullman loaves and French bread.

How to Make Bread with Your Kitchenaid Mixer

Kitchenaid French Bread Recipes

  • French bread recipe Reviewers say this recipe is “delicious” and “to die for” —even a “dude” can do it. (Hey, we know men can cook)
  • French baguette  Easy to make, but some reviewers felt the loaves weren’t crusty enough. If you want it crustier, follow reviewer Julius’s suggestion and spray the loaves with water (or just brush it on) before baking.
  • Julia Child’s French bread recipe Step-by-step instructions, plus photos.

Don’t worry if your bread isn’t picture perfect.  When asked what she did with recipes that went wrong, Julia said, “I feed them to my husband.”

Making Bread with Your Kitchenaid

The Mixer Bible: 300 Recipes For Your Stand Mixer

This book should be included with the mixer. Lots of bread (and other) recipes, including cinnamon rolls, chocolate chip macadamia bread, farmhouse white bread, and cheese bread. Each recipe is marked so you can see which attachment to use and what speed to run the mixer.

Whole Grain Breads by Machine or Hand: 200 Delicious, Healthful, Simple Recipes

Recipes ranging from sourdough to coffee with cardomom. The book includes wheat recipes, as well as breads made with spelt and buckwheat. Some recipes mix whole grains (like rye) with white flour – this is because you need the gluten, or the bread won’t rise properly. Instructions are given for making bread in the mixer, a machine, or even by hand.


KitchenAid Baking Companion Cookbook

Easy recipes (whether you’re a beginner or an expert. Includes recipes for breads such as whole wheat and chili corn bread.

Freeze Your Dough for Later

If you don’t want to eat your bread all at once, you can freeze one loaf for later. Let the extra loaf rise once and punch it down. Then wrap it tightly in foil and put it in the freezer. Defrost the loaf in the fridge, place in a prepared pan, and let it rise (the second time). Then bake as usual.


KitchenAid Recipe Collection

This cookbook includes recipes for bread, biscuits, scones, and much more (because, after all, you might want to eat something with your bread). Each recipe has a full-color photo, so you can see how the finished dish should look.


KitchenAid 3 Cookbooks in 1: Pies & Tarts; Cakes & Cupcakes; Breads

Recipes for breads, pies, and tarts, with photos of each one. The recipes use common cupboard staples you probably already have in your cupboard, so you won’t have to go hunt for exotic ingredients. Recipes include dinner rolls, garlic pull-apart bread, and caramel walnut banana torte (oh my!).




Whole Wheat and Multigrain Bread Recipes Made with Your Kitchenaid

  • Simple whole wheat bread recipe Whole wheat, honey, and butter for lots of flavor.
  • Multigrain bread made in the Kitchenaid Made with honey, oatmeal, and hot cereal mix.
  • Honey oatmeal bread  Directly from the Kitchenaid Recipe cookbook (that comes with the mixer).  It calls for white flour, but you can use half wheat and half white if you prefer. I’ve cut this in half to make one loaf instead of two.
  • Whole grain bread An unusual recipe that uses cooked cereal, which makes it very light and soft, more like white bread, but nutritious.

Make Your Own Quick Oats

If you don’t have quick cooking oats, but do have the regular kind, just toss them in a blender or mini chopper and grind them up for a few seconds.

Kitchenaid White Bread Recipes

  • Basic white bread A simple white bread recipe from Epicurious; includes speed settings for your mixer.
  • Rapid mix, cool rise white bread Instead of waiting for this bread to rise, you just prepare the loaves, put it in the fridge and let it sit overnight, or while you’re out.  Then just take it out and bake it.
  • White bread with honey and olive oil  Easy to follow recipe from the “recipe rascal,” made with bread flour.
  • Cinnamon raisin bread  I just love cinnamon raisin bread (you think you’re eating cake).
  • Challah recipe -perfect for dipping in honey on the Jewish holidays. If there are any leftovers, they make great French toast.
  • Potato bread: hearty, soft and great for sopping up sauce or gravy
  • American sandwich bread – a nice, high loaf that’s great for sandwiches; and the recipe makes one loaf, which is great for one person!
  • Easy Single Loaf of Bread – adapted from King Arthur Flour’s recipe, this uses a mere five ingredients.





american sandwich bread

Bread and Loaf Pans

Bread pans for pullman loaves, french bread, and long sandwich size breads.

You can make simple bread recipes in a standard loaf pan, but if you’re going to branch out into more complicated recipes, you’ll need a specialized pan to make it.


Chicago Metallic Commercial II Non-Stick Perforated French Bread Pan

French (or Italian) bread won’t come out right unless you use the right pan. The holes let moisture escape, and help you get bread that’s crusty on the outside and soft on the inside.


Norpro Sandwich Bread Pan
Most bread pans turn out a loaf that’s quite a bit smaller than the packaged loaf you’d get in a store.  This one is long enough to make a full-size sandwich size loaf. It’s non-stick and the sides are straight (rather than angled like most pans), so the bread will fit better in a sandwich bag.


USA Pullman Loaf Pan With Cover

The lid ensures you get a nice, square loaf. The pan is nonstick, and has a special coating that makes cleanup easy. Just wash it by hand (do not put it in the dishwasher, as that will remove the coating). Made in USA.

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