First Giveaway! Artisan Bread 5 Minutes a Day
UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. To view the winner click here.
My dear friend Nicole introduced me to Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day in the beginning of 2011. I had a new little baby at home and she did as well. Our sons are just a month apart. She prepared a loaf of bread and brought one over to us. I admired how my friend, a new mom (just like me) was able to make such a beautiful loaf of bread and nurse an infant! Her response was, “It’s easy, I already have the dough in the frig and I just make up the loaf and out comes a beautiful homemade loaf of bread!”
I was very skeptical at first but kept asking her to give me the recipe. I thought it would take some complicated process or have a certain skill to make such a loaf of bread. Instead of giving me the recipe, she bought me the cookbook and a plastic container to make my own. I was elated! I read through the chapters of the book reading about the different kinds of flour and protein. Then the baking supplies required. Finally, it was time to give it a try!
The first couple times I can admit it was a bit tricky. But I was learning! As I got the hang of the technique I quickly realized my friend was right. It was easy. My husband was equally thrilled with homemade bread that it became quite a routine in our house.
Since my friend Nicole was so gracious to me by giving me such a wonderful gift, I had to start making loaves of bread for my other friends and family. First my friend Deanna, then Kristan and then my parents and the list goes on. Now I aim to give at least one of my friends a loaf because I really find the bread to be amazing!
Now, when I give a loaf of bread I wrap in in a soft cotton kitchen towel. Some times I ad a ribbon and embellishment. I really find joy in being able to give bread to others. All because one friend gave me one!
So today I want to give the cookbook, the plastic container, a towel and flower embelishment (I personally made that one!) to ONE reader. I’m grateful that you stop by to read my blog. It means a lot to me. I wish I had a budget to give out one to everyone that would like try this fabulous method but I hope this little gift will bless at least one and then you can carry out the tradition as well. If you like of course!
Here are the guidelines for the giveaway:
This giveaway is open to a U.S. Resident only at this time.
How to enter:
In the comments share with me how you would share a loaf of Artisan bread with someone.
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This giveaway ends Tuesday October 2, 2012. The winner will be announced on Wednesday October 3, 2012 and will be chosen by Random.org. I was not sponsored by the Authors of this book or their affiliates. It is something I truly use and find beneficial to life in the kitchen. I would love to share the benefits of making homemade bread with one of you!
Enjoy and best wishes!