This post is brought to you by Hamilton Beach.
It’s been a long time since I’ve made mini muffins or mini cupcakes. They’re cute, but they’re a big pain in the backside to make. When I first bought a mini muffin pan, I picked up one with only a dozen wells…And then decided it was a good idea to make mini Red Velvet Cupcakes. I think it took me well over 3 hours to make them all. I’ve since added a 2-dozen well mini muffin pan to my collection, so it doesn’t take that long now if I need to make something like these Cranberry Lemon Mini Muffins.
These were actually for a friend–Her department was doing a holiday potluck, and she asked if I minded baking for her. I did not, and asked if she minded me trying my hand at these Cranberry Lemon Mini Muffins, though she’s the one who asked that they be mini, rather than regular-sized.
I had a little help in making these from Hamilton Beach.
I don’t know about you, but if I stick mixer attachments in one of my utensil drawers, inevitably one of the pair will disappear right when I need it most. It probably goes off to visit the Land of Socks Lost in the Dryer.
The stand mixer is nice as well, which is what I’m going to focus on for the rest of this post.
It’s small, but a lightweight powerhouse. It utilizes the same mixing action as a Kitchen Aid, which means nothing to me, only because my other stand mixer is another brand. But Kitchen Aid is rather popular, so perhaps that means something to my readers! It also comes with the standard attachments–The paddle, whisk, and dough hook. Which means you can mix up Cranberry Lemon Mini Muffin batter:
And you can whip cream or egg whites for a meringue, as well as knead some bread dough. The bottom of the mixer also has suction cups that help control the inevitable mixer shaking when beating or whipping something on high speeds. The bowl and attachments are also dishwasher-safe (as long as you don’t use the “sanitize” cycle/setting on your dishwasher–The higher temperature can damage the parts).
Now, the fun part of the post. Hamilton Beach is very generously giving one of my readers this same set of mixers! One of you will also receive the Stand Mixer, as well as the 6-Speed Hand Mixer. As usual, all you have to do is leave me a comment. It can be as short or as detailed and lengthy as you’d like. Tell me what you’d make if you won the mixers. What’s your favorite holiday cookie? Are you someone who goes all out for the Christmas season, or are you a Grinch like I am? What’s your favorite song? It doesn’t matter, just leave a comment! I’ll randomly choose a winner and Hamilton Beach will ship the mixers directly to that person.
GIVEAWAY DETAILS: This giveaway will run from now until 6:00 PM CST, Friday, December 18, 2015. A winner will be chosen using a random number generator, and contacted via email. If there is no response within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen in the same manner. The winner must be 18 years or older and reside in the 50 United States or Washington D.C. Hamilton Beach cannot ship to P.O. Boxes.
DISCLOSURE: I was provided these two mixers to review by Hamilton Beach. No other compensation has been given. All thoughts and opinions are my own.