I made MMF for the first time last week for some 4th of July cookies, and instead of hand-kneading I just used the dough hook on my kitchenaid. Was I completely ignorant to do this? LOL The MMF turned out awesome, the cookies were beautiful, and I was thrilled to pieces because I hate kneading.
Tell me, am I the only one who's done this??
I do it too. It works best if the hook and bowl are well-greased.
I have made mmf twice. The 1st time I used the hook and it worked great. The 2nd time I forgot to switch out to the hook until halfway through the process. But after I put the hook on it was much better!!
Don't do it! The first two times I did it, no problem. The third time I did it, the dough got caught in between the dough hook and the side of the bowl and stripped the gears and it cost me over $100 to have it repaired. I've heard many horror stories where people have ruined their KA's making MMF. Now I just knead it by hand - no problem.
I have a KA with a 6 qt. bowl and use it ALL THE TIME for my MMF and never have a problem.
I agree with irish25. I tried it once and it made such an awfull sound, i turned it off, scared I was going to ruin my machine. I still premix a little with my machine but always knead by hand. Can't afford to have the KA replaced.
I have made MMF exactly 3 times. The first two I used the KA dough hook. Didn't turn out quite right...too sticky. The third time I used the hook to mix it and then kneaded by hand until I could "feel" the right consistency. Turned out perfect.
For me....has to be a combination of the two!
Beth in KY
I use my ka all the time to make mmf...........it works like a charm!!!!!!
Just make sure to grease the bowl and the dough hook well.........I can't imagine kneading all that by hand......whew!!!!!!!
Oh, and make sure you only use it on #2 speed..........
Count me as another who uses the KA with dough hook for most of the mixing, then finishes kneading by hand.
I don't make MMF, I use Michell Fosters recipe. In my 6qt KA the dough hook works great!
I'm going to be making MMF for the first time and prefer to use the dough hook on my KA, at least for the mixing. Do you all microwave the marshmallows and water in a microwavable bowl and then transfer to the KA bowl, or do you add the additional ingredients then switch over and add the conf. sugar? I also want to add the Princess Cookie and Cake Emulsion but wanted to know how much to add per batch and do I add it with the vanilla and lemon that the recipe calls for?