DH got me the 5 qt kitchenaid stand mixer for my birthday - so excited! Can I use it to make MMF anyone know???
Good for you!! You'll love it. Happy Birthday! See, now you have an excuse to use it, make yourself a cake!
YAY! Sounds like a keeper! lots of folks use it to make MMF, but since I don't make MMF I can't really help you there, I do make homemade marshmallows and gumpaste and things though, and have never had a problem, just keep it on lower speeds when mixing things that a very thick like that.
I have used mine to make MMF. Grease the bowl well and use the dough hook, not the paddle. Go slow on speed at first. You may have to stop a couple of times and reposition the ball, but it comes together MUCH faster in the mixer than by hand, and I think it is smoother too.
How do you melt your marshmallows? I have considered using the mixing bowl over simmering water to avoid moving melted marshmallows from one bowl to another but haven't actually done it yet. If you try this I wouldn't grease the bowl until marshmallows are melted, then grease what you can reach in the bowl as well as the hook, add your sugar and go for it.
There are a couple of videos on youtube on how to make mmf in a KA.
Thanks for the tips! I'm going to try the mixer next time, I did the MMF by hand this time and for the first time it didn't work out very well. I used a new brand of powdered sugar and I'm sure that's why, it was a little bumpy...arrgghh
I did however use the mixer for the cakes and frostings and I'm loving it!