Monday, September 24, 2007
Here's a quick Monday morning poll for you:
How many people can say they have made bread dough so tough...
... it BROKE A KITCHENAID!??
Well, I can.
Shocked and amazed I was. Didn't know it was even *possible*. Stripped its poor little gears clear to oblivion.
I'm not sure it's something to be proud of, per se, but it is something.
What I *am* proud of though, is when this stunning event occurred, I was half way through making two batches of bread dough (trying to remedy my under-liquifying, actually) for a big family gathering (more to come on this shortly). I made the second batch entirely by hand. It turned out perfect and wasn't nearly as difficult as I had imagined... having never made an un-Aided loaf of bread in my life.
Now, where the blue blazes am I gonna get this beast fixed? Is there even such thing as KitchenAid repair? Given their reputation for being indestructible I'm forced to wonder.
Yes, I will get it fixed, perfect bread dough or not. I mean, the handmade stuff was great, but when it comes to bread, I'd rather spend my time eating it than kneading it. Though, it is very good therapy, I don't think my life is frustrating enough to toss out the mixer just yet.
In the immortal words of Homer Simpson, "DOH!"