3 Unusual Methods to Use Your Kitchen area Mixer-Blender

If you possess a mixer-blender (or a mixer and a blender, separately), you could not recognize all the ways you can use it.

As I’m describing these sneaky kitchen area methods, I’m referring to the mixer-blender I use. That is the Blendtec Combine n’ Blend. It is really the most crucial counter best appliance in my kitchen area.

Nonetheless, if you have a blender – from a $15 special you located at a sale, to a Bosch or Vitamix – and any mixer, this kind of as a Kitchen area Help mixer, these guidelines can do the job just as very well.

In this article are the three unusual works by using for your kitchen area mixer-blender:


A great deal of people haul out a big bowl or pot and try out to hand-stir the elements into their meatloaf.

Considering that a car accident a few a long time ago, my arms and shoulders aren’t incredibly sturdy. So, I throw the ground meat, the eggs, the bread crumbs, the Worcestershire sauce, the tomato paste, and the seasonings into the bowl of my Blendtec mixer. Then, I use the dough-kneading attachment to blend it totally.

My meatloaf meals are famous. People today do not have an understanding of why my meatloaf turns out so in different ways from theirs. The easy response is, mine is totally mixed. Regularity will make all the change!

Pumpkin or Pecan Pie

I use my mixer for pumpkin pies and pecan pies. My pies always attract raves from friends and loved ones.

Nonetheless, I have one more superb pie recipe. It is really a mix pumpkin and pecan pie. I get started with a geared up pie crust and distribute the pecan pie combination more than it. That combination is chopped pecans, brown sugar, and it’s possible a drizzle of honey.

More than that, I pour the pumpkin pie filling. It is really mainly the geared up, mashed pumpkin with a pair of eggs, some cream, sugar and seasonings. Then, I bake it.

The mystery is the mixer. Most people blend pie elements by hand, in a bowl. That is okay, but it won’t change your pecan pie into a gourmand delight.

I take the pecan pie elements, and blend them employing the whisk-type attachment for my Blendtec mixer. When that is totally mixed, the completed pie preferences significantly much better. There are no further-dry bites with just pecan parts, and no oh-my-goodness bites with way too significantly cinnamon or cloves.

Then, I rinse the bowl (it would not have to be pristine for the up coming action) and whip jointly the pumpkin pie elements. I use a fast environment – close to four on my Blendtec Combine n’ Blend – for about twenty seconds, until eventually the combination is light-weight and fluffy.

That is what I pour (or spoon) more than the pecan pie elements, just before I bake the pie in the oven.

When I provide this at Thanksgiving or Christmas, I best it with abundant vanilla ice cream. My friends rave about this dessert.


My loved ones avoids artificial elements and elaborate sweeteners. Nonetheless, as significantly as we like shop-bought eggnog, it can be virtually not possible to find “serious” eggnog without the need of those people elaborate sweeteners… and a few artificial flavors and preservatives.

Real eggnog is ridiculously straightforward to make. It is really a blend of entire eggs, milk, and any sweetener. That is the entire recipe, appropriate there.

For wholesome eggnog, you can use honey. Normally, sugar performs very well. For a thing that preferences equivalent to the not-so-wholesome shop-bought eggnogs, use confectioners (powdered) sugar. Insert a sprint of vanilla and nutmeg, and you are all established.

You can even include further elements to match the gourmand eggnogs at the shop. A tiny cooked (or straight from the can) mashed pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice can include richness.

Or, further vanilla and some heavy cream will give that “French vanilla” taste. Insert some cream and a few drops of peppermint taste for a “sweet cane” eggnog.

You may observe that I didn’t provide an precise recipe. That is mainly because you do not will need 1. Nearly any blend of these elements will make a very good eggnog. Once you’ve mixed it up in your mixer (like a Blendtec or Kitchen area Help blender), style it and modify the elements to go well with your loved ones.

Nonetheless, people always check with me about the safety of raw eggs. If you’ve viewed Tv set cooks this kind of as Martha Stewart get ready eggnog, you could have viewed them use raw eggs, way too.

Since we use organic and natural eggs that we purchase from a area farmer we rely on, we almost never cook our eggnog. It is really always been high-quality. That is a threat we take, but for meals safety factors, we cannot suggest it to others.

Especially if you are employing shop-bought eggs, get started with fresh, refrigerated quality A or AA eggs. Be confident the shells are intact and cleanse, and do not have even a trace of a crack in them. Some people wash the eggs – just before cracking them – with anti-bacterial dish soap, and then rinse them totally. Immediately after that, be incredibly confident the egg whites and yolks have nominal call with the shells, and wash your arms very well, after cracking them. Frequently, the salmonella is on the outside of the shell, not in the egg by itself, until eventually you crack it.

For further treatment, it can be intelligent to heat your eggnog in a saucepan. You may heat it virtually to boiling, but not pretty. The sweet thermometer should really achieve 160 levels, and you may will need to stir the eggnog steadily or the eggs will coagulate. (If they do, do not fear. I will explain that, beneath.)

Here’s a idea if you like rum or bourbon in your eggnog: If you include the liquor just before you heat the eggnog, the alcohol could evaporate thanks to the significant temperatures. That keeps the taste of the liquor, but the missing alcohol indicates the eggnog is safer for kids. On the other hand, if you are serving your eggnog as an alcoholic beverage, include the liquor appropriate just before you provide the eggnog.

Once you’ve heated the eggnog, enable it cool. If it can be come to be lumpy – and it usually has – you may use your Blendtec blender (or any kitchen area blender) to whirl it easy all over again. Little by little improve the blender speed until eventually you are around the fastest environment. That is what breaks up the bits of egg.
If lumps continue to be, pour the eggnog through a kitchen area sieve, strainer or colander. Push the lumps through, employing a spoon. (Picket or plastic spoons do the job most effective.)

Then, refrigerate the eggnog until eventually it can be chilled and refreshing. If you’ve employed raw eggs, you may will need to provide it inside of a few several hours. If you’ve cooked your eggnog, it will usually remain fresh for two or three days. (It won’t past that extended. Everyone loves handmade eggnog, and it can be wholesome adequate to provide as an alternate to “immediate breakfast” items.)

When I provide eggnog to friends, most of them cannot convey to it can be handmade. They’re confident I bought some superb gourmand eggnog.

One more idea: If you are making “cream of a thing” soup from scratch and it turns out lumpy, use your blender to whirl it to an even consistency. You could like it even much better than overpriced canned soups you employed to purchase.

So, now you know three unusual ways to use your mixer-blender. In my kitchen area, I’m employing a Blendtec Combine n’ Blend. It is really an appliance I have employed fortunately for more than 15 a long time, and when this 1 wears out, I will purchase one more 1.

Once you’ve tried out these three unusual ways to use your mixer-blender, I’m confident you may find other plan kitchen area chores you can make less complicated with a mixer-blender, way too.

Resource by Sarah Skye

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