The Holidays are Here
The holidays are on us and it’s time to get out our baking tools and start baking. What is a big holiday dinner without homemade bread? There is nothing that competes with the aroma of bread baking in an oven, making your home spell warm and cozy, even on the coldest of days.
Going to someone else’s home for dinner, but want leftovers for your family? No problem; make your bread (using King Arthur Flour and their recipes for mouth watering results.)
Take it out of oven lightly browned, because you will be reheating it later and it will finish browning then. Cool and freeze in freezer bags or cool and cover with wrap and freeze. On the special day, simply put a turkey breast (or ham) in the oven that morning as you get ready and remove the bread from the freezer.
When the meat is done, cover and store in the fridge along with the bread, where they will be waiting for you reheat in the oven at your pleasure. You will have turkey and buttered biscuits whenever you want. Make it a bit more scrumptious by cooking a packet of gravy to dip your biscuits.
- While you are in that baking spirit, why not develop your own signature bread recipe (if you don’t have one), and submit it to the National Festival of Breads Contest, hosted by King Arthur Flour?
2011 National Festival of Breads
King Arthur Flour’s National Festival of Breads is the only competition open to amateur cooks and bakers, so get in there and start kneading that dough! Who wouldn’t love to win a class at King Arthur Flour’s Baking Education Center and become the best baker in their family or who knows, maybe make extra cash, selling your baked goods?
King Arthur Flour In Business Since 1790
King Arthur Flour has been in business since 1790 (no, that’s not an error!). They began by importing premium flour from England by ships with sails, no less. They introduced themselves to the public by having someone dressed as King Arthur, ride through the streets of Boston (where the company was founded), on a black stallion, waving a symbollic flag, during the Boston Food Fair. Wouldn’t you loved to have seen that?
Here is the info about the bread festival straight from King Arthur Flour
“The National Festival of Breads is back for 2011! Amateur bakers ages 18 and up are encouraged to develop and submit their original bread recipes for a chance to participate in the live competition in June in Wichita, Kansas. One grand prize winner will receive an expenses-paid trip to Norwich, Vermont, for a class at our Baking Education Center.
How to enter America’s only amateur bread baking contest
Entries will be accepted online from September 1, 2010, through February 7, 2011.
Visit the official National Festival of Breads website for contest details and to enter.
Check out the recipes from the 2009 National Festival of Breads finalists.”
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