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Julia and her KitchenAide
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Post# 1026243   3/4/2019 at 18:27 by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        


Post# 1026246 , Reply# 1   3/4/2019 at 19:08 by GusHerb (Chicago/NWI)        

I got 20 minutes into that before realizing it. Love watching her.

Post# 1026250 , Reply# 2   3/4/2019 at 19:37 by luxflairguy (Wilmington NC)        

The Kitchenaid is a 4C.  I'm still looking for a glass bowl.  Not cheap!

Post# 1026252 , Reply# 3   3/4/2019 at 20:04 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
why didnt you ask me when u were here Greg!!!

I have some extras

Post# 1026270 , Reply# 4   3/5/2019 at 00:50 by tolivac (greenville nc)        

After watching this video---I AM HUNGRY!!!!!Besides eating the cake will gladly lick the bowel for her!!Like the 4C mixer-would love to find one!Remember seeing one at Cracker Barrel-they didn't want to sell theirs.

Post# 1026322 , Reply# 5   3/5/2019 at 15:05 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        

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It was a very interesting chocolate cake indeed, as is this somewhat unusual recipe.

Here she is demolishing an old Mixmaster. Although there is some validity in what she says about starting off in a large bowl, but the time this was made Sunbeam had changed design of both beaters and bowls - in my experience you cannot beat (sorry!) a Mixmaster for whipping egg whites


Post# 1026341 , Reply# 6   3/5/2019 at 17:32 by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

Poor old Sunbeam.

Post# 1026373 , Reply# 7   3/6/2019 at 00:53 by tolivac (greenville nc)        

The way she threw the bowel aside!!!OUCH!!!She sure shows how you should treat the tools of your cooking trade?Now if she was going to make pumpkin pie she could puree the pumpkin with the snowblower attachment on the Ventrac tractor-go to their website and you will see!!!Yes,the fellow running the tractor even tried eating some of the chopped pumpkin!!They also "process" another pumpkin with a trencher attachment and another with a stump grinder attachment.At least Julia couldn't break the Ventrack!

Post# 1026374 , Reply# 8   3/6/2019 at 00:54 by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Oh yes at how long it takes to prepare this----I AM HUNGRY!!!Fix it and lets EAT!!!!The cake looked good,though!

Post# 1026376 , Reply# 9   3/6/2019 at 00:56 by tolivac (greenville nc)        

One last thought she reached into that chopping machine without unplugging it!!!Could we see chopped fingers,anyone?I don't trust these things with my fingers-unplug before reaching inside!!

Post# 1026381 , Reply# 10   3/6/2019 at 03:10 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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That chopping machine is a Moulinex Moulinette that only works when the lid is pressed down. There are several small buttons that need to be pressed down by the lid at the same time, so there is no chance it will start turning. The blades however are sharp, I wouldn't dare sticking my fingers in it like that.

Post# 1026383 , Reply# 11   3/6/2019 at 03:44 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        

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I thought she used a small tool to remove the blades one the nut grinding was done.

I must say I am quite curious to try this cake as the fat seems to come from the cream and perhaps to an extent from the wall nuts rather than butter or oil. I imagine it would be quite light in texture but not so dry as a pure, fatless sponge cake.

Post# 1026421 , Reply# 12   3/6/2019 at 16:11 by Gfm8959 (Long Island, NY)        

No licking of the "bowel" !!

FYI Queen of Sheba cake aired in December 1965 and VIP cake in October 1972

Post# 1026540 , Reply# 13   3/7/2019 at 22:21 by MixGuy (St. Martinville, Louisiana)        
Mixer Design and Julia's Comments

The Mixmaster model 9 was a wedding gift Julia received. The beater with the bowl speed button was not in the correct position. This one is the early in the manufacturing run having the older decal on the mixer motor. (Same as what was used on models 5 and 7) Julia describes in detail in her cookbooks, proper egg beating equipment.

During the 1970s, Julia also had a cooking column in McCalls magazine. She tested the Power-Plus mixer and describes in detail the evaluation in one installment of her monthly column. One has to wonder if Sunbeam sent the mixer to her seeking endorsement or inclusion of the mixer in her show. She had quite a following building when launching a second series of cooking shows on PBS. The Power-Plus mixer had deeper, narrower bowls, much larger beaters & dough hooks and much larger, more powerful motor. The design flaw of the mixer was the electronic speed control, it could not tolerate running for long periods under a heavy load. The mixer was Sunbeam's attempt to compete with KitchenAid. The mixer had citrus juicer, food chopper, and slicer/shredder attachments.

The Kenmore Ovation stand mixer has the same flaw because the mixer beaters only "covers" half the bowl.

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