Tupper Lake, November 6, 2012 by Jeff Boucher

Sunday, October 23, 2011

KA Bread.........

A while back I found the book that accompanies KitchenAids when they're sold.
Instructions and Recipes.

Our KA is about 25 years old so the book had been shoved aside.  Thumbing through it there are a lot of recipes.

So what the heck, yesterday was wet and cold, good day to bake.

I decided to make a loaf of Basic White Bread and a loaf of Cinnamon Bread.

Gotta love the illustrations where it shows you how to shape you loaf.
I still screwed mine up-need practice!

Basic it was, easy to make, took about 40 minutes to bake.

I used two different pans-The cinnamon bread was cooked in a silicone pan which is longer explaing the disparity in size.

Both were very tasty-the white is gone and a little chunk of cinnamon is left.
I'd do 'em again.

Stay hungry my friends!


  1. Look on the back of your KA booklet and see if it says, Hobart as the parent corporation. In the old days, KA was owned by Hobart, and their machines were much better than those made today - they had metal gears and were very heavy - they also said Hobart on the bottom plate of the machine.

    In 1986, Whirlpool bought KA from Hobart, and redesigned the mixer to use plastic gears instead of metal. I think the early Whirlpool KAs still used the metal gears. The upshot of all this is that the old KAs could handle bigger loads than the newer machines can.

    Your machine may well be a Hobart KA, in which case you should count yourself lucky, since those old machines sell at a premium on eBay. However, mine, although a pretty old machine (K5-SS), is not a Hobart KA - but it has never had a problem with anything I ask it to do - but I never use more than 8 cups of flour in it.

    Hope you get many chances to give your KA a workout!

  2. Hey Doc! It just says KitchenAid USA, so I'm guessing it's not a Hobart. It does weigh a ton.

    I'm figuring it was made after the transition.

  3. I've always wanted to make bread, but never had the courage to. At the moment, on top of my wishlist to make is green tea bread, wish me luck! Thank you again for such lovely comments on my blog and for referring to it in the seriouseats website, that's so lovely of you.