I am back with a recipe and another giveaway to celebrate three years of blogging! While I originally said I’d be doing a week of giveaways, I decided to spread them out over the month of May…because a month of celebrating is much more fun, don’t you think?

Have I ever told you about my long and somewhat complicated relationship with bread? I’m pretty sure you’d start snoozing if I shared all the sordid details so here are the highlights:

When I was in high school, I was obsessed with bread. I loved it more than any other food and couldn’t go a day without it. Bagels were particularly adored…I spent countless hours walking the streets of NYC in search of the perfect bagel.

I set out on a quest to learn how to make all kinds of homemade bread. I bought books. I took classes. I baked- and ate- a lot of bread over the next few years.

But then- gasp!- I was diagnosed with multiple food sensitivities, and wheat and yeast were at the top of the list. A direct result of overconsumption of said obsession? Probably. In any case, I had to give up my beloved bread, at least for a while.

I went for a year or so without a single bagel, slice of pizza, or any other type of yeasty deliciousness. And then when the food sensitivities were cleared up and I was finally able to eat bread again, I made the decision to only do so on a very limited basis, because I decided I felt better when I only ate small amounts of gluten and starchy carbohydrates.

I haven’t baked bread on a regular basis in ages, but bread and I are now slowly getting to know each other again. I am finding that bread and I get along just fine as long as I don’t go overboard, so I am re-learning how to make it. Earlier this week, I baked up this Walnut Bread.

walnut bread

The bread, which I adapted just a bit from the King Arthur Flour website, is simple to prepare, and I love the tip about taking the internal temperature to ensure that it’s done. When you do this, you guarantee that the center of your loaf isn’t still basically raw…this has happened to me a few times when I’ve baked homemade bread, and is a real disappointment.

I love the flavors of the honey and the toasted walnuts in this bread, and in my opinion, it has a wonderful texture. It slices beautifully, which makes it perfect for sandwiches; for breakfast, I’ve been toasting thin slices and piling on some cottage cheese…delicious!

Toasted Walnut Bread

Yield: 2 loaves

Ingredients:

*1 1/2 cups warm water
*1 tablespoon active dry yeast
*1/2 cup honey (I used a local dark wildflower honey)
*1/4 cup walnut or olive oil (I used roasted walnut oil)
*1 1/2 teaspoons salt (I used fine sea salt)
*6 cups (approx.) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (I used 3 cups of King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour plus 2 1/2 cups King Arthur Bread Flour instead)
*8 oz. walnut pieces, toasted over medium-high heat in a skillet until lightly browned (watch that they don't burn

Directions:

1. Dissolve the yeast in the water. Add 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour (or white whole wheat flour) and let sit for 10 minutes to give the yeast a chance to "get going" (I added a teaspoon of honey to this, as well). Stir in (the rest of) the honey, the oil, and the salt. Add the flour, a cup at a time, until the dough has formed a shaggy mass (I mixed everything up in my Kitchen Aid stand mixer, with the dough hook attachment).

2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured counter. Knead the dough, adding flour as necessary, to form a smooth and satiny ball. Put the dough into a bowl and drizzle with an additional tablespoon of oil; turn the dough to coat it with the oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a damp towel and let the dough rise until it has doubled in bulk; this will take about 1 1/2 hours.

3. Gently deflate the dough and knead in the walnuts. Divide the dough in half and form each half into a ball. Place on a cookie sheet that has been oiled and sprinkled with cornmeal or semolina flour. Cover the loaves with damp towels and let rise until swollen. This will take 30-45 minutes.

4. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Be sure that the oven temperature is correct; the loaves will burn if the oven is too hot. Sprinkle flour on top of the loaves, and use a serrated knife to slash a cross in the top of each loaf about 1" deep.

5. Bake the loaves for 35-45 minutes, until they are well browned and sound hollow when thumped on the bottom; their internal temperature will measure 190°F on an instant-read thermometer. Put the loaves on a rack to cool, and let sit for at least 20 minutes before cutting.

Adapted slightly (with permission) from King Arthur Flour

I’ve been a big fan of King Arthur Flour for ages and when I asked the folks over there if they’d like to sponsor a giveaway in honor of my blog’s birthday, they generously agreed. They put together the following fantastic package that’s going to make one of you very happy:

Five Pound Bag of King Arthur Premium 100% Whole Wheat Flour
Five Pound Bag of King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour
One Pound of King Arthur Flour Whole Flax Seed
One 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 Loaf Pan
The King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking Cookbook

Official Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to US residents over 18 years of age only. This giveaway will end on Monday May 21st 2012 at 11:59 pm EST. One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using random.org. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be selected.

To enter, please leave a comment below (this is your mandatory first entry).

For additional entries (please leave additional comments for each)

- Follow King Arthur Flour on Twitter
- Like King Arthur Flour on Facebook

Thank you and good luck!

 

155 Comments

  1. 1

    Emily K — May 17, 2012 @ 12:41 pm

    comment :)

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    Ann — May 17, 2012 @ 12:49 pm

    The walnut bread sounds fantastic!

  3. 3

    Grishma @ZaikaZabardast — May 17, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

    I never made bread in my life and it is one of my new year’s resolutions to make one! This will help :)

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    Beth Cato — May 17, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    Oh, that bread looks amazing. I love adding chopped up walnuts to my loaf bread. It makes it surprisingly moist.

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    Posie — May 17, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    Looks wonderful! Nothing quite like freshly baked bread and the process of kneading!

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    Beth Cato — May 17, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    I’m already a follower of King Arthur Flour on Twitter. (That’s how I found this post!)

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    Beth Cato — May 17, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

    I’m already a follower of King Arthur Flour on Facebook as well. What can I say? I love KAF.

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    Posie — May 17, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

    I follow king arthur on twitter as well! @posieh

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    jwlucasnc — May 17, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

    What an amazingly beautiful bread! All those air bubbles are proof of what lively dough you created. I’m also a huge fan of King Arthur flours, especially the white wheat.

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    Melanie — May 17, 2012 @ 1:03 pm

    mmm…That bread looks delicious! I’ve never baked a loaf from scratch–but this might motivate me!

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    Juie — May 17, 2012 @ 1:07 pm

    Wow. I love King A flour and I love free things. :-)

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    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — May 17, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

    What a gorgeous loaf of bread and happy blogiversary! :D Thank you for the giveaway!

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    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — May 17, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

    I follow king arthur flour on facebook via chocolate & carrots, llc. :D

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    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — May 17, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

    I also follow king arthur flour on twitter! @chocandcarrots

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    Linda S. — May 17, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

    I wonder what this bread would be like with black walnuts (but the problem there is getting them out of the shell!).

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    Linda S. — May 17, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    I follow King Arthur flour on twitter: ljskop

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    Carla — May 17, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    This bread sounds fantastic! I try not to eat too much wheat/gluten, but a loaf of homemade bread is irresistible!

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    beachcomber — May 17, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

    I, too, am trying to get back into bread baking. I’ve had both positive and negative results and now that I am making ricotta cheese more regularly, I want to use the whey in bread. The walnut bread looks yummy.

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    LiztheChef — May 17, 2012 @ 1:21 pm

    Beautiful post! I wish a seasoned blogger such as yourself would write about how to do a giveaway…I came home loaded with swag from Camp Blogaway.

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    Cassie — May 17, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

    I have developed a sensitivity to wheat over the years but do not cut it out completely. I do well at times and bad at other times. I’m not sure how I could totally live without bread. This one looks fantastic!

  21. 21

    Jenny K. — May 17, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

    I love the King Arthur flour catalog. It always inspires me to break my diet!

  22. 22

    Jenny K. — May 17, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    I also like KAF on facebook!

  23. 23

    heather — May 17, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

    So happy that you and bread have rekindled your relationship. This is a wonderful bread to get back into it with!

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    Michelle Anderson — May 17, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

    This bread sounds fantastic! I’m pinning to make when I have some walnuts in the house. Yum!

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    Michelle Anderson — May 17, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

    I like KAF on FB!

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    Rachael Warrington — May 17, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    I love King Arthur Flour…I have always wanted their cookbook as well. The walnut bread looks so very yummy….

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    Rachael Warrington — May 17, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    I adore their organic flours….and their recipes…I follow their Facebook page.

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    kimberlee — May 17, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

    I have never heard of walnut bread. I wonder if pecans could be subbed for a yummy loaf.
    I love KAF!!

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    kimberlee — May 17, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

    I follow KAF on twitter. @java_diva

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    kimberlee — May 17, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

    I like KAF on fb.

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — May 17, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    What a beautiful loaf; I love walnut bread!

  32. 32

    Julie @BananasForBourbon — May 17, 2012 @ 2:56 pm

    That last shot of the bread is positively food pornography! Eep! It looks amazing!

  33. 33

    Julie @BananasForBourbon — May 17, 2012 @ 2:56 pm

    I follow king arthur flour on twitter

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    Julie @BananasForBourbon — May 17, 2012 @ 2:56 pm

    I like king arthur flour on facebook.

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    Andrea — May 17, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

    This recipe looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it!

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    Natasa — May 17, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

    Hi!
    I love your blog! I love the way you tell stories to end them with a recipe. I often do bread, different sorts of bread. It’s so much better when it is home made. And I love the feeling when making my own bread… I will try to do this walnut bread. I hope it will be good even if it’s not made with King Arthur flour (I’ve never seen it in my country). I will let it know!
    Looking forward to read your new posts… Good luck.

  37. 37

    Urban Wife — May 17, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

    There’s absolutely nothing better than fresh, warm homemade bread.

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    Irene — May 17, 2012 @ 5:39 pm

    Pick me for the win!

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    Irene — May 17, 2012 @ 5:40 pm

    I liked them on Facebook!

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    Irene — May 17, 2012 @ 5:40 pm

    following on facebook!

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    Carole — May 17, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

    Looks fantastic – I keep hearing wonderful things about that cookbook!

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    Camille — May 17, 2012 @ 5:48 pm

    That break sounds great! Can’t wait to try this recipe out!

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    Camille — May 17, 2012 @ 5:48 pm

    Following King Arthur flour on facebook now!

  44. 44

    Amy (Savory Moments) — May 17, 2012 @ 6:11 pm

    I love King Arthur products. Your bread looks beautiful.

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    katherine d — May 17, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

    hope i win!

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Katie — May 17, 2012 @ 6:58 pm

    Woohoo! I love walnut bread, and I’d love to win that package!

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    Jacquline — May 17, 2012 @ 6:59 pm

    I LOVE King Arthur flours!!! Wonderful giveaway :) Glad for a chance to win, thanks!!!

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    the wicked noodle — May 17, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

    What a crazy bread experience! I, on the other hand, have never been able to bring myself to bake any type of yeast bread. I love to eat it, but not so much bake it. Yours looks sooo delish though!

    ps. I missed the part about the giveaway and didn’t realize there was one until I read the comment above mine. Bonus!! :-)

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    Chelsea Wipf — May 17, 2012 @ 7:55 pm

    oh, walnut bread sounds delish! and I am pregnant and have been craving some warm delicious bread :)

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    Shawna Elise — May 17, 2012 @ 7:55 pm

    What a great contest! I’m super excited.

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    Jessica — May 17, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

    This bread looks incredible! This summer I really want to try making more things from scratch, especially bread – I think I may have to give this one a shot!

  52. 52

    Jessica — May 17, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

    I follow King Arthur Flour on Twitter (via @floptimism)

  53. 53

    Jessica — May 17, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

    And I like them on FB!

  54. 54

    Rachel (Hounds in the Kitchen) — May 17, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

    I love King Arthur flour!

  55. 55

    Natalie — May 17, 2012 @ 9:12 pm

    what a great giveaway!

  56. 56

    Natalie — May 17, 2012 @ 9:12 pm

    i liked king arthur flour on facebook

  57. 57

    Cassy — May 17, 2012 @ 11:12 pm

    I love King Arthur Flour. I have their whole grains baking cookbook and use it at least once a week. My favorite recipe is the orange cranberry peacan bread.

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    Cassy — May 17, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

    I like King Arthur flour on facebook.

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    sara — May 17, 2012 @ 11:20 pm

    I have been baking all my own bread since new years and am loving it. It is always fun to try new recipes, although there have been a few times it was a “flop” and we went without bread!

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    sara — May 17, 2012 @ 11:21 pm

    follow KA on twitter @saramama

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    sara — May 17, 2012 @ 11:22 pm

    like KA on fb
    sara peterson davis

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    Christine — May 18, 2012 @ 12:47 am

    Awesome, congrats and thanks!

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    Karma — May 18, 2012 @ 12:47 am

    Bread is my favorite comfort food and I’ve been baking bread since I was a young girl. I’ve been using King Arthur Flour for a few years now and would love to win more of their products, especially the cookbook! Cool! Also, I’ll be trying that walnut bread recipe! =) Thanks!

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    Christine — May 18, 2012 @ 12:48 am

    liked KA on FB

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    Christine — May 18, 2012 @ 12:49 am

    following KA on twitter :)

  66. 66

    Karma — May 18, 2012 @ 12:50 am

    Following on Twitter.

  67. 67

    Karma — May 18, 2012 @ 12:51 am

    Oops. That previous comment should say “Following King Arthur Flour on Twitter.”

  68. 68

    Jen — May 18, 2012 @ 3:36 am

    Ths recipe looks amazing! Thank you!

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    betty — May 18, 2012 @ 4:30 am

    pick me I love KAF

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    Amy L — May 18, 2012 @ 7:14 am

    I would love a slice of tjis bread toasted for breakfast. YUM!

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    Amy L — May 18, 2012 @ 7:16 am

    I already follow King Arthur Flour on twitter @amylou61

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    Amy L — May 18, 2012 @ 7:17 am

    I already follow King Arthur Flour on facebook (Amy Masters Leach)

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    Melissa — May 18, 2012 @ 7:18 am

    If you dont mind me asking, what were your symptoms? I feel like the same thing is happening to me. Also, when I was younger, I was allergic to wheat so maybe that allergy is showing up again

  74. 74

    Mason — May 18, 2012 @ 7:30 am

    I love baking my own bread! There is just nothing like kneading away on some dough then reaping the benefits once the fresh, moist loaf comes out of the oven!

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    awarner — May 18, 2012 @ 7:47 am

    Many of my bread recipes are from KAF’s website, too! I am already following King Arthur Flour on Twitter (awarner).

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    Carole — May 18, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    Pick Me!
    I love bread!
    I love flour!
    I love King Arthur!
    Heck, I used to go to the King’s store when I lived in Hanover, NH.
    I think that proves I should be the winner.

    But, I’ll be happy for whomever is so lucky to win. Good luck to all of us. Whatever happens, keep on baking, for you know that a person who bakes is a happy person!

  77. 77

    Lori B — May 18, 2012 @ 9:20 am

    I’ve been baking with King Arthur Flour for years, it’s the best!

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    Julie — May 18, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    great giveaway thanks

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    Julie — May 18, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    likej KA on fb Julie A Scott Laws

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    Grace — May 18, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    I’m still in the learning phase with bread baking and I’m hoping to up my game a little with more experience.

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    ELLEN — May 18, 2012 @ 10:54 am

    Oh I share that love of bread too and have passed it on to my family! I will be trying this recipe this weekend.

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    Lori Taube — May 18, 2012 @ 10:56 am

    I also love King Arthur Flour, and am grateful for the opportunity to win some awesome products! Thank you!!

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    momgateway — May 18, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    I’ve heard so much about King Arthur Flour so I’d really like to try their products.

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    Brighid — May 18, 2012 @ 11:04 am

    I love King Arthur Flour! What a wonderful gift selection. Thank you!

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    Sarah — May 18, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    I absolutely LOVE King Arthur Flour! It makes such delicious cookies my husband and brother-in-law devour in minutes! :)

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    Dorothea — May 18, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    I fell in love with bread and its infinite possibilities when I visited Europe in my teens – before then, I’d only eaten white bread and biscuits. What an awakening!

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    Melissa C. — May 18, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    I LOVE KING ARTHUR FLOUR PRODUCTS!

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    Wendy — May 18, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

    I love King Arthur Flour too! Can’t wait to try the recipe!

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    Sue — May 18, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

    Really, is there anyone who doesn’t love bread?

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    Marie W — May 18, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

    I am a life long fan of King Arthur, thanks to my mom!

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    tristen — May 18, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    I love king arthur flour and this bread looks delicious and easy!! thanks!

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    Kim — May 18, 2012 @ 2:15 pm

    mmm i love fresh baked bread!

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    Tracey — May 18, 2012 @ 3:15 pm

    Man CAN live on Bread alone!! (Or at least I could!) Yum!

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    Angela — May 18, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

    Yummy!

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    Jackie — May 18, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

    That sounds great! My mom and I are going to King Arthur school in the fall!

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    Cindy B. — May 18, 2012 @ 6:08 pm

    I love making breads, looks delicious, thanks for sharing!

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    Cindy B. — May 18, 2012 @ 6:08 pm

    I follow King Arthur Flour on Twitter.

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    Cindy B. — May 18, 2012 @ 6:09 pm

    I like King Arthur Flour on Facebook.

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    Alexis — May 18, 2012 @ 9:42 pm

    I just found your blog–looking for healthy recipes for my family. I can’t wait to dig in and read all of your archives! I love King Arthur Flour too!

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    Alexis — May 18, 2012 @ 9:43 pm

    I already follow King Arthur Flour on Facebook and Twitter!

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    Terri Sue — May 18, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

    I’ve been making bread for years and years. I’m a days of the week lady and Fridays I bake. Always a yeast bread, something special for Saturday breakfast, a cake or pie, and cookies. I don’t bake much the rest of the week unless it’s a quick bread to go with a meal like popovers or something. I also love King Arthur products. You just can’t go wrong with their flours and they have the flours listed above in organic. If you go to their site you will find wonderful ingredients like a sourdough that has been bubbling away for 200 years now. They also have the best cinnamon you can buy.

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    Schmidty — May 19, 2012 @ 12:25 am

    Yum yum yum! Happy Birthday!

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    Schmidty — May 19, 2012 @ 12:26 am

    I am following King Arthur on twitter.

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    Schmidty — May 19, 2012 @ 12:26 am

    I’m also a facebook follower of King Arthur.

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    Eri — May 19, 2012 @ 4:42 am

    Love KAF as well.

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    Eri — May 19, 2012 @ 4:44 am

    I am following KAF on Facebook.

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    Eri — May 19, 2012 @ 4:44 am

    I love the recipe you posted, I am going to make it today :)

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    Eri — May 19, 2012 @ 4:48 am

    I am following KAF on Twitter

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    Pamela Downing — May 19, 2012 @ 8:23 am

    King Arthur has been my favorite for years!

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    Jessica — May 19, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    I love baking bread. I bake at least 3 loaves a week (some gluten-free but mostly whole wheat) for our family of seven. I don’t have a walnut bread in our reperatoire so this one is definitely going to in my oven this week. It looks amazing! Thanks for the recipe and the chance to win. Be well!

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    jane burton bell — May 19, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    Isn’t called the staff of life for nuthin’

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    Heather Spaniel — May 19, 2012 @ 11:21 am

    I too am in love with bread. The sight of a freshly baked loaf makEs me all warm & fuzzy inside

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    Leann Lindeman — May 19, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

    Yummy bread!! Nice giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.

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    Leann Lindeman — May 19, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

    Like King Arthur Flour on Facebook.

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    Susan Sullivan — May 19, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

    I like King Arthur flour and look forward to making this walnut bread with it.

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    Renee Richardson — May 19, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

    What a fantastic package. Thank you so much for the incredible giveaway :)

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

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    Amy — May 19, 2012 @ 6:59 pm

    I <3 King Arthur Flour, but I've never made bread with it before. Would love to be inspired by this cookbook :)

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    deb — May 19, 2012 @ 7:49 pm

    Your scrumptious walnut bread is bringing back memories of a rustic loaf with walnuts and cranberries that I would toast and slather with cream cheese. A most delicious idea!

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    Kristin — May 19, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

    This walnut bread looks delish! I wish I had what I needed and I’d go make it right now!!

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    Kristin — May 19, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

    I’m following King Arthur Flour on Twitter!

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    Patti — May 20, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    Love KAF. Convinced my husband to take me there last year. We had, or at least I had, an awesome time.

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    Patti — May 20, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    I like KAF on FB.

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    Carlina — May 20, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    gorgeous giveaway! thank you! can’t wait to try some KAF products.

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    bunkie — May 20, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    love King Arthur Flour!!!

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    Toni — May 20, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

    Making bread scares me but your approach makes me realize I should at least attempt it…plus your recipes make me crave them….thank you in many ways

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    Christina Nuss — May 20, 2012 @ 9:04 pm

    Love KAF!!

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    shauna — May 20, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

    I’ll be trying this bread!

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    Christine O. — May 21, 2012 @ 2:58 am

    We only use KAF. Love it!

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    brandi — May 21, 2012 @ 2:36 pm

    what a great giveaway! KA flour is all I buy – it’s the best!

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    brandi — May 21, 2012 @ 2:36 pm

    follow them on twitter!

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    brandi — May 21, 2012 @ 2:37 pm

    like ‘em on fb

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    Heather V — May 21, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    I LOVE King Arthur Flour! I now exclusively use their products for my baking. Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway!

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    emily | nomnivorous — May 21, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

    bread baking is something i’m slowly becoming more familiar with. and loving it more and more. this looks like an amazing set!

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    emily | nomnivorous — May 21, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

    Nomnivorous likes KAF on FB.

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    Elissa — May 21, 2012 @ 9:16 pm

    Admission: I have never made bread from scratch! And I buy pizza dough! I must change this!! :)

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    emily | nomnivorous — May 21, 2012 @ 9:16 pm

    @nomnivorous follows KAF on twitter.

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    Elissa — May 21, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

    I followed King Arthur flour on Twitter

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    Suzanne — May 21, 2012 @ 9:19 pm

    What a beautiful loaf, I love baking bread. Keeping your recipe for the next loaf I make. I followed KA on twitter and btw it’s the only flour I use, it’s the best.

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    bridget {bake at 350} — May 21, 2012 @ 9:22 pm

    I love, love, love King Arthur…and your bread looks amazing! Happy blogiversary!

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    Jenny — May 21, 2012 @ 9:24 pm

    I love King Arthur too and don’t know how I missed this post!

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    Jenny — May 21, 2012 @ 9:25 pm

    I follow KA on twitter @icywit

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    Jenny — May 21, 2012 @ 9:25 pm

    I like KA on Facebook!

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    Scott_D — May 21, 2012 @ 9:32 pm

    Nice that you’re spreading out the give aways! I continue to be baffled about why bread scares people so. It’s so hard for me to understand because I was baking bread with my grandmother at a very young age. I’ve ramped up over the last few months baking bread almost every week, not just for dinner parties.

    Pretty loaf there too.

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    Raysha — May 21, 2012 @ 9:38 pm

    King Arthur flour always makes the best pizza dough!!!!

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    Raysha — May 21, 2012 @ 9:38 pm

    I followed King arthur on twitter @rayshaviolet :)

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    Lori Stone — May 21, 2012 @ 9:45 pm

    I always buy KA flour! Love it.

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    Jessica — May 21, 2012 @ 9:49 pm

    this is awesome!!! totally want to win it!!!!

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    jo ann buller — May 21, 2012 @ 10:26 pm

    pick me!! i love to make bread.

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    Deb @ knitstamatic — May 21, 2012 @ 10:50 pm

    King Arthur Flour is the only flour I use. It’s simply the best.

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    Deb @ knitstamatic — May 21, 2012 @ 10:51 pm

    I already follow King Arthur Flour on Twitter.

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    Deb @ knitstamatic — May 21, 2012 @ 10:52 pm

    I already follow King Arthur Flour on Facebook

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    Tracy — May 21, 2012 @ 11:18 pm

    Love KA flour — bought my bannetons and couche through them many years ago. Also love their pain au chocolat sticks.

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    Tracy — May 21, 2012 @ 11:19 pm

    Saladgoddess already following KA on Twitter.

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    kelly — May 24, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    this bread looks amazing! So glad you can enjoy it now. I would love to win!

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    Shanda — May 24, 2012 @ 11:29 pm

    I’ve been using King Arthur flour exclusively for baking bread since I started two years ago (I’m a 22 yr old college student). I would love some extra ingredients (college student budget and all)!