Quadruple Chocolate Cake/My first time to use my Kitchen Aid

I finally had to buy myself a kitchen mixer because of my worsening injury – I have De Quervains (commonly known as Housewives’ Tendonitis) and Tennis Elbow. I have a suspicion that I also have carpal tunnel symptoms. But basically the repetitive movements from baking, using the computer, blackberry and tennis is taking its toll.

I decided on getting a Kitchen Aid mixer, even if it is much more expensive than the other available mixers, mainly because it is much more sturdy and would  last me a long time – better investment in other words. I purchased it in Pantry Magic Kemang, because the owners were very helpful and patient with all my questions and they have a 2 year warranty. Good customer service is very important to me, especially with expensive machinery. And husband and wife team, Riyanto and Chindy were so wonderfully reassuring and informative with all my queries and concerns, that it made it easier to part with my 5.6Million (or about 650 USD) …after all they knew some people who have had their Kitchen Aid Mixers for 20 years!

The very first recipe I made with it was Quadruple Chocolate Cake which I found in 80 Breakfasts’ blog. I am SO happy with my new mixer – it is a pleasure to use and has taken a lot of the stress from my wrists and hands during the baking process. The recipe made 2 regular sized loaves for me, and I sent one to Riyanto and Chindy to thank them. I was so happy that they loved it! 

Letting some milk chocolate melt in while the loaf was still warm. I saved more than half of the milk chocolate for when it cooled down.

For the holidays Pantry Magic is giving away a cute 2011 calendar - perfectly sized for my kitchen!

Pantry Magic – Kemang, Jakarta

Lovely comments

  1. says

    After I put comment, all other pictures came down to show up. Yay! I love seeing photos. I’m sorry you had tendonitis. That’s no fun! I had it when I had my first child. Kitchen aid mixer must be really nice! Would love to see the photo of it. You went to Pantry Magic! That’s a fancy kitchen goods store. I like going in there, but I usually walk out with nothing… :)

    • says

      To be honest it’s the first and only item I’ve bought from Pantry Magic. =) I usually buy my baking stuff from Titan on Fatmawati because it’s cheaper for accessories – however I feel for a mixer I should buy the best kind already so it doesn’t break down after a few years. =) Sure I’ll snap a photo of the mixer and post it soon!

  2. says

    After I put comment, all other pictures came down to show up. Yay! I love seeing photos. I’m sorry you had tendonitis. That’s no fun! I had it when I had my first child. Kitchen aid mixer must be really nice! Would love to see the photo of it. You went to Pantry Magic! That’s a fancy kitchen goods store. I like going in there, but I usually walk out with nothing… :)

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