Hello, all. I am trying my BEST not to be tempted into buying a standmixer-- especially the 300$ lovely cuisinart/vikings that provide 800+ wattage power.
But I cant help BUT think that maybe the hand mixer alone just wont be sufficient enough.
Just a little bit of background info about me:
I'm not MUCH of a baker-- I rather spend my time, preparing and aging cheeses and meats, HOWEVER I certainly wouldnt MIND indulging in a little bit of homemade cake, pie, or cookies every now and then. And I also hope to do artisan bread--by which of course I want to knead by hand-- to get the "feel" of the dough right.
So my question to you all is-- am I just avoiding the inevitable? I mean I hear in SOME recipes it calls for the mixer to be run for 15 MINUTES straight, and that is a little tiring to do that. So PLEASE be honest with me hear. WHAT exactly CAN I get away with with a hand-mixer, and for what creations do I absolutely, no-doubt need a stand mixer for?
With everything so costly and technological today I wonder how our grandfathers and grandmothers even survived baking without all this stuff we have today.