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

Friday, December 21, 2012

King Arthur Flour Feature and Giveaway, Take Two!

We like to give homemade treats each year and this year, I found the perfect bread recipe over at King Arthur Flour!  Yes, they have tons of tried and true recipes, check them out here!  It sincerely resulted in the most delicious bread we could have hoped for!  This Cranberry-Apricot Quick Bread tasted like something I would find in my favorite local bakery. Rich and buttery, the type of bread that accompanies a cup of tea perfectly and is so delicious that (in my opinion) it screams celebration!  This is the bread we made for our teachers and my hubby's coworkers.  If you are still searching for last minute items to contribute at your holiday parties or to serve on Christmas Day, I would encourage you to consider this - it was that good!
Once again, King Arthur is generously offering up a King Arthur pack for one lucky Barefoot by the Sea reader!  Simply fill out the form below and cross your fingers!  It's our way of saying, Merry Christmas to you!  The giveaway pack includes a coupon for a bag of King Arthur Flour and some bake and give pans!

This quick bread features dried cranberries apricots and nuts, nestled in an orange- and cinnamon-scented batter, and baked to a golden brown. If you're planning on serving a turkey during the holidays, this bread is a great accompaniment.
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon orange oil* OR 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3 eggs
1 3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup milk
1 cup dried cranberries*
1/2 cup dried apricots, diced, or dried slivered apricots
1/2 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped (optional)
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, orange oil or peel, the salt, baking powder and spices until well blended. Beat in the eggs one at a time, beating until fluffy after each addition. 
Stir in the flour, then add the milk 1/4 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. Gently mix in the cranberries, apricots and nuts. 

Spoon the batter into a lightly greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan. Bake the bread in a preheated 350°F oven for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the bread from the oven, and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing it from the pan to cool completely on a wire rack.Yield: 1 loaf, about 16 servings.
*I made five mini loaves from this recipe and baked it for about 45 minutes, which was perfect!

Be sure again, to check out King Arthur Flour and their variety of items perfectly suited for your holiday kitchen and well beyond!  It's the ONLY flour I'll use and lucky for us, it's available in supermarkets nationwide.
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Hope you enjoy your weekend my friends and be sure to head back to enter the other King Arthur giveaway on my blog (if you haven't already!)  Merry Christmas to all my friends out there!  I hope you enjoy this wonderful, special time with your families!

See you in 2013! 

42 comments:

  1. I am really interested in trying the Zojirushi CEC-20 Home Bakery Supreme Bread Machine - White in color...ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

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  2. I would get the gluten-free Multi-purpose flour so I could bake something for my friend who has a gluten allergy.

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  3. Christmas upside-down cake I can not wait too try it

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  4. I would like to try the European Candied Orange Peel.
    wvpamb at gmail dot com

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  5. I would love to try their cake enhancer and pie filling enhancer, and the self-rising flour!

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  6. King Arthur Gluten free whole grain flour

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  7. Would love to try the Bakewell cream.

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  8. King Arthur Gluten-Free Whole Grain Flour Blend - 2 lb.

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  9. 5 lbs of whole wheat flour debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  10. i love their mexican vanilla! stephrowe84(at)GMAIL.com

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  11. I'd love to try their Unbleached Cake Flour Blend

    sweetheart4171(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. I'd love to try the Maple Cornbread Mix.
    Thank you...and have a wonderful Christmas!

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  13. I've heard so many great things about King Arthur Flour I would love to try it...thanks

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  14. I would like to try their Mexican Vanilla, Thank you for the giveaway

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  15. Zojirushi CEC-20 Home Bakery Supreme Bread Machine

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  16. I would love to try the chocolate wafer cookie mix! It looks super!

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  17. I want to try the maple sugar! I bet it make a great variation for snickerdoodle cookies!

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  18. I would love to try the almond flour. I've found some recipes that use it and would love to give them a try.
    las_va@hotmail DOT com

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  19. I would like to try any of the baking chocolate on their site. (If that doesn't count, I like their graham flour!)

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  20. I would get some of their Cake Flour. It is crucial for some of the recipes that I want to make :)

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  21. The chocolate indulgence cake mix

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  22. The Mexican vanilla is what I need to try

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  23. I'd like to purchase the red batter bowl and try the perfect pastry blend flour.

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  24. I'd like to try the pumpkin cheesecake bar mix

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  25. I want to try the unbleached cake flour!

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  26. I kinda have a thing for mixing bowls, so I would love the emile henry 5.5 quart mixing bowl

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  27. Would like to try their Mexican Vanilla. I use vanilla all the time!

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  28. I would love the hazelnut flour to make cookies!!
    Ttrockwood@yahoo.com
    Ttockwood

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  29. I'd love to try the Alaskan sourdough yeast bread mix.

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  30. I'd like to try the buttermilk doughnut mix.

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  31. I would try the whole wheat flour or the vanilla extract!

    christine hammer weideman

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  32. I love this brand and would love to win, but the form isnt loading! : (

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  33. I always buy my whole wheat flour from them-so proud that they're from Vermont, just like me!

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  34. I love the sound of the Ultimate Chocolate Doughnut Mix! Yum!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  35. I would like to try Vanilla Bean Pound Cake Mix.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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