I’m always up for trying out new recipes and kitchen appliances and gadgets so I was very excited today to be heading for the Kitchen Aid Experience Store & Showroom in London’s rather swish Wigmore Street.
Kitchen Aid is celebrating its 100th birthday (the original stand mixer was first brought out in 1919 would you believe?). And in their amazing showroom you will find all the small appliances on display plus the recently launched range of major appliances. Everything you need for the ultimate dream kitchen.
In the fully functioning demo kitchen you can also choose from their selection of cookery courses which gives you the chance to learn new recipes while also trying out some of their fab products. Like their iconic mixers which are displayed in every colour available…how would you choose?
Time to get cooking
Among the dishes we helped create was a simple but tasty chilli tomato sauce to serve with some of our fresh pasta which we made from scratch. All with the super-sized model of the iconic mixer as a backdrop.
We made the sauce in the Chef Sign – something I had never seen before. It’s basically an induction tray system that fits perfectly flush with your worktop and offers five different cooking methods in one – steaming, boiling, roasting, deep frying and cooking at low temperatures. Perfect for making our pasta sauce and an amazing addition to any kitchen.
Making the pasta from scratch was fun and a lot easier than I expected with the fabulous Kitchen Aid pasta making attachments. One to roll out the pasta to the desired thickness and the other to cut perfect pasta. We added steamed spinach, beetroot or turmeric to our dough to produce a colourful display.
And here it is, our pasta of many colours on the pasta tree .
On today’s course we also made some delicious cookies using coconut sugar (which I’d also never seen before), crushed walnuts and orange zest added to a basic biscuit recipe. The mixers made short work of the whole prep process and I was surprised at how quiet they are, too.
What a joy to work in such fabulous surroundings testing out some of the amazing array of Kitchen Aid products. I wanted to take the whole kitchen home with me…maybe one day!
Kitchen Aid does a range of courses at their Kitchen Aid Experience Store and Showroom which is at 98 Wigmore Street, London W1.
You can find out more at kitchenaid.co.uk