Christmas Favorites Giveaway + Enter to Win a KitchenAid Professional Mixer!
➊ Silpat® Baking Mat: Once you start baking with one of these silicone nonstick mats, you won’t go back! They are designed to evenly transfer heat and prevent foods from sticking at temperatures anywhere from -40 to 500°F. I love using mine for cookies, but also for candies and pastries. Let me tell you, it certainly beats buying expensive rolls of parchment paper!
➋ Pure Madagascar Vanilla Bean Paste: The secret ingredient in all of my baked goods. I hardly use extract anymore! This paste is made from both the seeds and the vanilla pod. It’s thick and syrupy and adds more of an intense flavor to recipes such as ice cream, frosting and pastry cream.
➌ Bench Scraper: These handy tools are not just for cleaning off your kitchen counters. Yes they are for scraping off dough, but I also use mine for moving vegetables off my cutting board and into the pan, chopping bars and fudge, and creating perfectly even cuts.
➍ Microplane® Zester/Grater: Creates perfect flakes of chocolate and zest. I also like to grate fresh cinnamon and nutmeg into desserts with this guy too!
➎ Le Creuset® Pastry Brush: An absolute must-have. Great for basting meats, pastries, pie dough, vegetables and so much more! I seriously use mine on a daily basis- I don’t know what I’d do without it! It also makes a great little tool for using in hot sauce pans (especially when making caramel etc) because it’s heat resistant to 482°F! It was my staff pick when I worked at Sur La Table ☺
➏ Le Creuset® Medium Spatula: A great size for a spatula! It makes scraping out bowls (especially KitchenAid ones) really easy! It’s nice and sturdy for mixing thick or heavy doughs/batters and can be used in hot saucepans (like when tempering chocolate or making ice cream)! It’s a kitchen staple!
➐ KitchenAid Best-Loved Recipes Cookbook: Because if you’re lucky enough to win the Grand Prize, you’re gonna want this book to go with your shiny new mixer!
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