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Mixing Tips - KitchenAid 5K45 Series Manual

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TIPS FOR GREAT RESULTS

MIXING TIPS

Mixing time
Your KitchenAid Stand Mixer will mix
faster and more thoroughly than most
other electric mixers. Therefore, the
mixing time in most recipes must be
adjusted to avoid over-beating.
To help determine the ideal mixing time,
observe the batter or dough and mix
only until it has the desired appearance
described in your recipe, such as "smooth
and creamy." To select the best mixing
speeds, use the "Speed control guide"
section.
Adding ingredients
The standard procedure to follow when
mixing most batters, especially cake and
cookie batters, is to add:
1/3 dry ingredients
1/2 liquid ingredients
1/3 dry ingredients
1/2 liquid ingredients
1/3 dry ingredients
Use Speed 1 until ingredients have been
blended. Then gradually increase to
desired speed.
Always add ingredients as close to side of
bowl as possible, not directly into moving
beater. The pouring shield* can be used to
simplify adding ingredients.
NOTE: If ingredients in very bottom
of bowl are not thoroughly mixed, the
beater is not far enough into the bowl.
See the "Beater to bowl clearance"
section.
*Included with select models only. Also available as an optional accessory.
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Cake mixes
When preparing packaged cake mixes, use
Speed 4 for medium speed and Speed 6
for high speed. For best results, mix for the
time stated on the package directions.
Adding nuts, raisins, or candied fruits
Solid materials should be folded in the last
few seconds of mixing on Speed 1. The
batter should be thick enough to keep the
fruit or nuts from sinking to the bottom of
the pan during baking. Sticky fruits should
be dusted with flour for better distribution
in the batter.
Liquid mixtures
Mixtures containing large amounts of
liquid ingredients should be mixed at lower
speeds to avoid splashing. Increase speed
only after mixture has thickened.
Kneading yeast doughs
Always use the dough hook to mix and
knead yeast doughs. Use Speed 2 to mix
or knead yeast doughs. Use of any other
speed creates high potential for unit
failure.
Do not use recipes calling for more than
900 g (7 cups) all-purpose flour or 800 g
(6 cups) whole-wheat flour when making
dough in a 4.3 L bowl.
Do not use recipes calling for more than
1 kg (8 cups) all-purpose flour or 800 g
(6 cups) whole-wheat flour when making
dough in a 4.8 L bowl.

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