We're giving away a really fun FAMILY BAKING KIT in early November! It's the perfect way to introduce your family to the joys of creating together.
The kit includes two child-size bright green aprons; two nested sets of star and flower cookie cutters; two Progressive PrepWork decorating squeeze bottles with 6 metal decorating tips; a set of 5 Wilton food decorating paintbrushes; a Wilton mini icing spatula; and of, course, a SideSwipe beater sized to fit your KitchenAid mixer. We may include a surprise or two, as well!
For chances to win, please do one or all of the following by Friday, November 9, 11:59 pm ET:
You must be 18 at the time of entry. Randomly chosen winner (1) will be announced the week of 3. Odds of winning depend on number of participants. Winners must agree to have us publish their Instagram names on IG, FB & website. Neither Instagram or Facebook is associated with this contest. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
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This is prime baking season, with lots of treats using apples, pumpkin, chocolate and nuts. To help improve your baking, we'll be adding more tips on our blog and continue to provide tested recipes using seasonal ingredients. We also will add videos to our website and our new You Tube channel, featuring mixing demos and technical help for your mixers and SideSwipe.
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Congratulations to Craft Baking of Mechanicville, New York and Blue Soda Cake of Greensboro, North Carolina - the winners of our first ever Instagram Giveaway. Each will receive a SideSwipe beater that fits their KitchenAid stand mixer.
Thanks to all who participated in the Back To School giveaway. Stay tuned for sales, promotions and special events this fall!
Just a quick tip today, as we've been busy shooting video and painting cookies this month. Check out our Instagram account to see what else we've been up to. We will share more here soon.
We recently made a chocolate chip cookie recipe that called for quick oats, and all we had were rolled oats. Did we make a quick trip to the store? Nope. We got out our food processor, dumped in a little more oats than the recipe called for, and pulsed it 5 or 6 times. Instant quick oats!! See photo below for the oats before and after the pulsing in a food processor (or blender if that's all you have).
The difference between rolled and quick oats is the amount of processing. Quick oats are thinner and more broken up so they can cook more quickly. As described above, it's easy to make your own from rolled oats, which are just what the name implies, oats that have been rolled flat.
Two other styles of oats may be good for eating, but NOT for baking. Steel cut oats are just chopped up oats, and are seldom appropriate for baking. And instant oats, including the ones in flavored single-serving packets, are too processed for baked goods. They'll just turn to mush.
Recipes and mixing tips
Simple recipes for home cooks using SideSwipe + your mixer. Tips for using + caring for your mixer. Our goal = Helping you get a perfect mix + great taste.