In the Coop: Is that bread I smell baking?

My mom's homemade bread

When I was little I longed for snow days not only for a day off from school but also for the reward of freshly baked warm bread with butter melting after a busy morning of sledding.  The smell of the bread would lead us out of the cold and into the kitchen. My Mom has always loved baking bread. I remember helping her knead the bread to create perfect loaves which would arrive golden brown from the oven and into our eagerly open fingers.

Piper and Nana make bread

My mom still makes bread and my Dad claims it makes the best toast (which it does). The smell of freshly baked bread is still one of my favorite things. Whenever my mom comes to visit I always hope that we will make bread, a skill which I am still hoping to add to my culinary toolkit. I love watching her teach my children how to knead the dough.

My mom is always searching for the perfect recipe and also the best ingredients. Some of her favorites now include our Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs, fresh maple syrup which has become a regular gift under our family Christmas tree, and King Arthur Flour every bakers staple ingredient.

A baker's staple ingredient

Do you enjoy making bread? Are you learning how to make bread? Do you have a favorite bread recipe that you want to share? This year at the Annual Strolling of the Heifers in Brattleboro, VT June 1-3, 2012 Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs along with King Arthur Flour and many others will be sponsoring “The Great New England Bread Baking Competition.”  There will be two categories, Quick Breads and Yeast Breads.  Anyone can enter a recipe aslong as it is received by May 18th (strollingheifers@gmail.com).  To find out more about the rules and how to enter please visit the Strolling of the Heifers website. Also be sure to find out more about this “MOOOO-VING” event as the parade of heifers is not to be missed!

MOOO-VIE Star

You will be egg-cited that you decided to attend and perhaps your bread will be picked as the winner and you will get a standing “OVA-tion!”

June 1-3, 2012-Brattleboro, VT

Also, don’t miss our “All-Organic Breakfast Bar” after the parade where you can find our New England famous breakfast sandwiches!

Organic Fuel . . .Egg-cellent!

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http://www.reformer.com/food/ci_20337705/strolls-bread-competition-test-home-and-professional-bakers

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