|The arched brow, the smirky grin, the competitive glint in the eye... Game on, Mr Hook!|
Well, it performed well, making quick work of getting the dry and wet ingredients to come together. But as I watched the hook turn, I started to feel restless. Without the mixer, this would be the time that I put the mixture on my marble block (the top of an old side table that once belonged to an aunt) – great for doughs and pastries because they don't stick to the cool, smooth surface – and kne-e-e-e-ead away, firmly but lovingly, till it turned into a smooth, soft and elastic dough. Instead, I stood by and just watched the dough being mechanically twisted into submission.
NEXT UP: Using the whisk attachment for homemade marshmallows.