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Best KitchenAid Artisan 5 Quart Mixer with Recipes

Updated on May 23, 2013

KitchenAid Stand Mixer Gift Guide!

I'm not sure how this mixer can become any better that it already is - except that it now comes in Raspberry Pink - so gorgeous. KitchenAid Artisan is my first high class stand mixer, and it remains my favorite.

I like the fact that it is small enough to tuck away in a cupboard when I'm using the countertop for other purposes.

I can grasp and lift this heavy duty mixer, and place it in my slide-out tray in an under counter cabinet, or take it to the other side of the kitchen.

And a huge plus is that there is always another sturdy attachment for my newest cooking endeavor. Does my skill level ever grow, every time I receive the just right attchment!

Reviews of the Kitchen Aid Artisan Mixer - and comparisons of the Classic and Professional models

Recipes for Fabulous Eating

Scrumptious Brownies

Bake 30 minutes in preheated 350 degree oven. Grease 8" x 9" pan (or 8 x 8 for higher brownies).

1. In Kitchen aid stand mixer large bowl, slowly mix melted butter, sugar, vanilla.

Beat in eggs, one at a time.

1/2 C melted butter

1/4 C applesauce

1 C - 1 1/4 C Zylitol or Truvia in place of calorie laden white sugar

1 ½ t vanilla extract

3 eggs

2. Place flour into small bowl.

Mix in cocoa, baking powder, salt.

¾ cup all-purpose flour

½ C unsweetened Hershey cocoa powder

½ teaspoon salt

½ t baking powder

3. Gradually mix dry mixture into batter, on low speed.

4. Spread batter into baking pan.

5. Cool prior to cutting brownies.

KEY: T = tablespoon

t = teaspoon

C = cup

“Balls o' Bread”

Bake 30+ minutes in 350 degree oven.

1. Sprinkle yeast into water in warmed large mixer bowl, to which you add pinch of sugar. Let stand ten minutes.

1 foil package active dry yeast

1/4 C warm water

pinch sugar

2. Insert flat beater. Add rest of sugar, egg, milk, salt, 3T butter. Mix on "Stir."

1 egg

1 t salt

1 C warmed milk

1/2 cube soft unsalted butter

3. Raise beater head. Mix in half the flour, 1/2 C at a time, stirring after each addition.

Continue until dough balls up.

2 C flour

4. Remove flat beater from mixer. Insert dough hook.

Mix in remaining flour, 1/2 C at a time, adding up to 1/4 C additional flour, at the end, if the dough is soft. Knead for another minute.

2 C flour

5. Lift mixer head. Scoop dough out of bowl

Shape it into a ball in your hands.

6. Get out a second, large bowl (or wash out mixer bowl and dry it). Return dough ball to bowl.

Spread 1 T oil over the bread ball. Cover with damp dishtowel, or plastic wrap and towel. I like to use a sheet of wax paper over the mixer bowl, covered by a slightly damp dishtowel. Set bowl in barely warmed oven (turn oven off and be certain the temperature is no hotter than 100 degrees. Leave to rise for 60 minutes or more, until the bread dough has doubled in size.

7. Turn dough onto flour dusted pastry cloth or silicone baking pad.

Cut or spoon out teaspoon-sized pieces of dough, and roll them into marbles of dough.

8. Using oiled fingers, roll each marble in a small bowl of cinnamon sugar or cinnamon/Truvia mixture.

Place them on greased baking pan, close together. Cover with wax paper and towel or plastic wrap. Let rise for an hour.

9. Bake 30+ minutes in 350 degree oven.

Cool on rack.

10. If you wish, frost the balls.

Mix powdered sugar with a bit of milk, water, or vanilla flavoring and drizzle on the icing. But these are good just as they come from the oven!

Make Your Own Artisan Bread from these videos - the recipe is included and demonstrated, using the Artisan Mixer

The first Video is silent, with informative text over the frames.

The second Video includes recipe and techniques, with ingredients list.

First Video Ingredient List

6 - 6.5 Cups Flour

2 Tablespoons Butter, melted

2 Cups Warm Milk

1/4 Cup warm water

4 teaspoons Active Dry Yeast

2 Tablespoons Sugar

1 Tablespoon Salt

Watch emmy2410 Make Banana Bread - she uses the Green Apple color mixer

Peter Pasta Shows How to Make Pasta - recipe and techniques included by this virtuoso

Video #2 covers flour selection and ingredients and techniques for

Spinach Fettuccine

Handy Pasta Drying Rack Add-on

Norpro Pasta Drying Rack
Norpro Pasta Drying Rack

I like this drying rack because it takes up a fraction of the space, compared to laying the fresh pasta out on the countertop. Gives me back that limited counterspace which I need for dolling up the salad, making the dressing, and prepping the plates. Sufficent for 6 servings. Get one! Get two!

 

Perfect Pizza Book

American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza
American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza

Your KitchenAid Artisan mixer is perfect for making the best pizza dough at home. Master Bread Baker Peter Reinhart's recipes and directions will zip up your family meals!

 

Demonstrations of all Artisan Mixer Attachments

A Mixer Cookbook - you can't do without!

The Essential Mixer Cookbook: 150 Effortless Recipes for Your Stand Mixer and All of Its Attachements
The Essential Mixer Cookbook: 150 Effortless Recipes for Your Stand Mixer and All of Its Attachements

You will see how easy it is to make over 150 great dishes, by following the illustrated directions, while you learn to use those handy attachments that fit your KitchenAid Artisan Mixer. Let the mixer do the work for you.

 

Grand and Utilitarian Gorgeous Artisan Mixer - For every sale from Amazon on this page, Squidoo donates $1 to Room to Read

KitchenAid KSM155GBRI 5-Qt. Artisan Design Series with Glass Bowl - Raspberry Ice
KitchenAid KSM155GBRI 5-Qt. Artisan Design Series with Glass Bowl - Raspberry Ice

The powerful Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer is tops, in my book. It's pretty and sleek to look at, and a super strong worker for mixing culinary goods.

With a well conditioned 3rd arm you'll be proud of how easy it is to turn out lovely and exotic treats and meals.

I've even been known to brag about my mixer, too! You can have one in no time, and you will enjoy cooking, especially baking, as much as I do.

 

Delight in Your Homemade Juices & Sausage

KitchenAid KN12AP Stand Mixer Attachment Pack 3 with Food Grinder, Citrus Juicer and Sausage Stuffer
KitchenAid KN12AP Stand Mixer Attachment Pack 3 with Food Grinder, Citrus Juicer and Sausage Stuffer

An Artisan sausage maker will enjoy making small batches of specially flavored meats, into patties or casing. Spend a little time and test out your preferences.

We can easily juice lemons and limes, for the freshest juices. Tantalizing lemonade tastes best fresh! My key lime pie us the ultimate! Join me, and make it easy.

 

SideSwipe for KitchenAid 4.5, 5 qt Mixers

SideSwipe for KitchenAid 4.5 and 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixers
SideSwipe for KitchenAid 4.5 and 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixers

Fabulous! My favorite beater because it cleans the bowl, while the ingredients are mixing. I love the innovative design that allows for my favorite chocolate chips and nuts to move through the cookie cough, due to the alternating short fins spacing. You will want this beater, and in fact it will become your favorite beater. America's Test Kitchen prefers this blade over the others. You will love it too.

 

Super Attachment Pack with grinders

KitchenAid FPPA Stand Mixer Attachment Pack 1 with Food Grinder, Fruit & Vegetable Strainer, and Rotor Slicer & Shredder
KitchenAid FPPA Stand Mixer Attachment Pack 1 with Food Grinder, Fruit & Vegetable Strainer, and Rotor Slicer & Shredder

With this set it's easy to slice, shred and grind, cut and piece veggies.

I gave up my meat maestro for the solo life so I haven't used the meat grinder, but the sausage maker will be terrific to make homemade sausage, that meets anyone's dietary needs. This turns a stand mixer into a real workhorse of a mixer.

 

Cover Your KitchenAid Artisan Mixer in Red

KitchenAid KMCC1ER Stand Mixer Cloth Cover - Empire Red
KitchenAid KMCC1ER Stand Mixer Cloth Cover - Empire Red

Red always makes a splash, and your mixer deserves the classiest dress. Smart red, with black piping. The handy pocket holds your favorite cookbook of the day, or your accessories you just can't mix without. Even if you normally like to have your mixer accessible, this cover, in 4 color choices, can cover a multitude of messes, or just the last of the cookies. Get cookin' and get covered. You'll be so happy.

 

KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment

KitchenAid KICA0WH Ice Cream Maker Attachment - Excludes 7, 8, and most 6 Quart Models
KitchenAid KICA0WH Ice Cream Maker Attachment - Excludes 7, 8, and most 6 Quart Models

This is my to-die-for attachment for the KitchenAid Artisan Mixer. Outstanding device does what it promises.

All you need to do is freeze the container, assemble the ingredients, put them in and let the mixer do the job. Be the hit of the party, any Birthday, 4th of July, or Anniversary party, with your homemade ice cream.

 

Any Hints on Mixer Selection? - Happy holidays!

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    • Melissa Miotke profile image

      Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

      I love the bright pink kitchenaid mixer!

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      This is definitely on my wish list!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love my artisan mixer. I can make everything from artisan sausage to breads. It has to be one of my favorite purchases. I do wish I had a bright pink one though!