Barefoot by the Sea: King Arthur Flour Feature and Giveaway!

Friday, December 14, 2012

King Arthur Flour Feature and Giveaway!

This week, I started holiday baking.  I usually get started around the 15th every year to allow time for gift delivery and then do one more round of baking for our family the days before Christmas Day.  My "go to" assistant with my baking has been King Arthur Flour for years.  Why did I choose this brand over others?  I believe that using a better quality flour results in better baking.  King Arthur puts their heart and soul into their high quality products and have been in business since 1790.  Read the details here.  This employee-owned company, owned by the bakers themselves results in a common vision that we are lucky enough to share.  King Arthur may be a little pricier than some other brands but it's because they use only the finest wheat, subjected to strict guidelines resulting in the very best products you can buy.  Look for King Arthur's products online here or in supermarkets nationwide. 

"We run our company the way we make our mixes - with quality and integrity.  Our business is based on three pillars: people, planet and profit. We make decisions not solely around profitability  but on doing what's right for our customers and for our environment."  I really think it's important to know where your food comes from - for our planet's future and for our children's future. 
King Arthur also has a wide variety of gift ideas, tools, mixes - so much more than I even imagined in their store.  High quality and competitively priced, I encourage you to check out some of the variety.  I was particularly intrigued by their Holiday Mixes for those who have little time to bake from scratch or had grand expectations regarding their baking plans (ahem, like me) and find themselves scrambling to make and give a delicious homemade items.  They also have wonderful Gift Sets, perfect for friends, family, teachers, neighbors or yourself (yes, even YOU need a gift after all your holiday planning!)
I decided to make some bread for neighbors and teachers, (that recipe is coming next week) and used an assortment of items from King Arthur.  I also wanted some gifts to keep on hand and thought their Vermont Country Cheddar bread gifted with a bottle of their Boyajian Herb Flavored Oil would be lovely.   Homemade  economical and a little less labor intensive for this Mama who is busy getting a lot of other things wrapped up right now.  This particular loaf can be made by hand or in the bread machine.  I chose to make it by simply mixing the box of mix, yeast, butter and water.  You simply mix it, allow it to rise for an hour and then bake it.  The result is delicious.  The bread is light and flavorful.  My four year old exclaimed it "tasted like homemade macaroni and cheese" (that's a win for us!)  Here's a look at just how easy this is to make:
Fluffy, pure delicious mix!
Ready to rise!
 Check out King Arthur Flour's full line of delicious bread oils here
Vermont Country Cheddar is the real deal!  Their bread mixes taste homemade and are fantastic for this busy time of year and beyond! 
Shop King Arthur's entire line of products here and be sure to like them on Facebook, Twitter and on Pinterest to be in the know.  Lastly, I utilize their recipe index frequently and consult their baking education page, which is really cool! 

The folks over at King Arthur Flour are giving one lucky Barefoot by the Sea reader a set of their mini loaf bake and give pans and their Vermont Country Cheddar mix!  Simply fill out the form below for your chance to enter!  This is our gift to you!  The winner will be chosen on Friday, December 28th so you will kick off your 2013 with some deliciousness!   
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Happy Friday my friends!

24 comments:

  1. I've used King Arthur Flour with great results before. Didn't realize they offered so many other products!

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  2. I love their unbleached white flour. But, I really want to try their bagel toppings. I have made bagels once in my life, and they were delicious, but lacked that "everything bagel" taste that I love :-)

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  3. I've used King Arthur Flour for several years now and I can tell a difference in my baking. I have used their unbleached A/P flour, whole wheat flour, and most recently their white whole wheat flour. I love looking at their magazine, or should I say drooling over it! I'd be so excited to win the giveaway!

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  4. I am most interested in their Gluten-free Multi-Purpose Flour.

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  5. I would like to try their nine grain flour blend!

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  6. I'd love to try the buttermilk doughnut, who wouldnt want homemade donuts!!

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  7. I want to try their Soft White Dinner Rolls Yeast Bread Mix

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  8. I really want to try their hazelnut flour!
    Ttrockwood@yahoo.com
    Ttrockwood

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  9. i would love to try the chocolate extract-never heard of it, but many possibilities! thanks for a yummy giveaway!

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  10. Many of their products look very delicious but my mom's passion is cookbooks since she can't really do much else but read them because of her MS progressing so she reads them and when she comes across something that sounds good I make it for her and the rest of the family. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  11. I would like to try the Alaskan Sourdough yeast bread mix

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  12. I would like to try the blueberry sour cream scone mix.

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  13. I want to try the eggnog cake mix.

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  14. I would like to try their English Muffin Mix and Ring Set.

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  15. Their cinnamon chips! Or maybe an exotic vanilla extract

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  16. I would love some of their cookie cutters and a bread machine...ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

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  17. Oh I'd love the White Chocolate Cappuccino Mousse Mix! Yum!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  18. I'd love to try the Maple Cornbread Mix and the English Muffin Mix and Ring Set.
    Thanks!

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