Buying a Stand Mixer an essential kitchen appliance

The stand mixer is an essential kitchen appliance that every home chef can use to enhance and expand their recipe repertoire.

A Stand mixer can whip up lots of healthy treats for you and your family.

From  pancake  batter, homemade pizza dough, muffins, biscuit dough, dressings, dips, homemade mayonnaise, meringues, whipped cream or egg whites, quick breads,  lemon meringue pie, chocolate mousse to velvety smooth cake mixes, the stand mixer Dash and Go will astound you with its versatility and when not in use its small footprint makes for easy storage in the smallest of kitchens.

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Quest 3L Stand Mixer - Red

This powerful, lightweight and compact stand mixer makes it easy to whip up delicious cakes and bakes. It features twin beaters and six speed options which enable it to fold, mix, whip and knead ingredients,...

Quest 3L Stand Mixer - Cream

This powerful, lightweight and compact stand mixer makes it easy to whip up delicious cakes and bakes. It features twin beaters and six speed options which enable it to fold, mix, whip and knead ingredients,...

Quest 3L Stand Mixer - Black

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Swan Stand Mixer - Silver

Bake the retro way with this vintage stand mixer from Swan. Pretty and eye-catching, it makes baking days all the more enjoyable, offering style as well as functionality. The variable speed settings allow...

£159.99
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Tower 1200W Stand Mixer

Tower 1200W Stand Mixer This versatile mixer makes it easy to take on any cooking task, from beating cake batters to kneading pastry dough. With a planetary mixing action and a choice of attachments,...

£151.99
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Swan Retro 4.5L Stand Mixer - Red

Bring a touch of retro to your baking with this stylish stand mixer from Swan, delivering impressive planetary mixing performance for professional-quality cakes and bakes. The powerful 1000W motor allows...

£134.99
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Swan Professional Stand Mixer

Swan Professional Food Mixer White Variable speed settings 3 solid die cast Attachments dough hooks beaters whisk Includes plastic bowl Splash guard 350w Colour: White D:33.3 x W:22.2...

Swan Retro 4.5L Stand Mixer - Cream

Bring a touch of retro to your baking with this stylish stand mixer from Swan, delivering impressive planetary mixing performance for professional-quality cakes and bakes. The powerful 1000W motor allows...

£134.99
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Swan Retro 4.2L Stand Mixer - Blue

Whether you're making a classic sponge, homemade bread or batter for pancakes, this stand mixer makes it effortless. It features a 600W motor and a large 4.2L stainless steel mixing bowl, finished in a...

Swan SP21060RN Retro Stand Mixer - Red

In brilliant red, the Swan Retro Stand Mixer combines modern functionality with a classic retro style, making it fit for any kitchen décor, This versatile stand mixer includes 8 speed settings,...

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Making Fresh Pasta with a Food Processor

How to make Fresh Pasta with a Food Processor

home made pasta

The ingredients needed to make fresh pasta can be found in most kitchens without needing a special trip to the shops.

Ingredients.

  • 375g or approximately two and a half cups of plain flour.
  • Half a teaspoon of salt
  • 4 medium eggs preferably at room temperature.
  • A small amount of extra plain flour to dust the dough.

Method…

Set up your food processor with the blade attachment.
Put the flour into the food processor bowl and add the half teaspoon of salt.
Pulse once or twice With the blade attachment fitted to combine the sugar and salt.
Crack the eggs and add them on top of the flour being careful that no eggshell enters the mixture. You might want to crack the eggs into a separate bowl and add them from there or just live dangerously!
Put the lid on the food processor and process for 30 to 60 seconds until the flour, salt eggs go together into a rough ball… (continued below)…

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How to make Fresh Pasta with a Food Processor… (continued)

If the mixture is a little too dry add a little water at a time until the desired result is achieved. If the mixture is too sticky add some more flour.
Remove the dough from the food processor and knead it on a clean board a little until it comes together in a nice smooth ball.
Dust a small amount of flour onto the dough and places it in a mixing bowl or similar. Cover it with plastic wrap or a clean tea towel and rest it for 30 minutes at room temperature.
And there you have it a quick and easy way to make your own pasta.

Roll it out cut it up or pass it through a pasta making machine and you are ready to cook your own Fresh Pasta.