I have a gift certificate to use for whatever - what should I get?
This gift certificate was given to be spent on me. Not the kids, not for 'needs', but for what I want. They know I love to cook and bake, so they would love it if I spent it on some toys for the kitchen.
Also, we recently just moved into a new house and redid the kitchen. I now have a 6 burner gas cooktop and a double oven, one being convection. I have TONS of counter space and quite a bit of storage space. Storage extends into the adjoining mudroom where I have 13 feet of wall cabinets and one 30" base cabinet. In the basement I saved the 4' long by 6' tall butler's pantry and a 5' base cabinet peninsula and the matching upper cabinets. Half of this is empty in the basement.
I do a lot of cooking and baking - including decorating cakes for fun and now baking our daily breads. We are a three generation home with my mother in law, my husband and me and our two boys - a teen and a 5 year old with high functioning autism.
I already have a lot as I looooooove kitchen stuff, but I'm sure there are some needs there that would make it easier for me with baking especially. Here's what I have already:
DLX black chrome mixer
Kitchen AId handheld mixer
Soehlne digital scale
two small brotforms
grill pizza stone (still unused)
all sorts of spoons, mixing bowls, scrapers, mixing cups
standard bread pans
3 kinds of rolling pins - traditional, french, and silicone.
Several silicone mats
Digital thermometers (remote)
So, what am I missing from the breadmaking repetoire? I can think of some things I don't have, but do I need them over other this? Things like: - a lame/bread slasher, a bigger banneton, couche, cloche?