Monday, February 05, 2007

A Day Well Spent

Friday I went with s'mee to the King Arthur Bread Workshop. We spent the whole day talking about bread and cooking and baking and had a nice day. The King Arthur workshop was very well done. We attending both classes being presented, the first being sweet breads and then second, rustic breads. This is the result:

Rustic Artisan Breads

I gave it a whirl using their flour and instructions today. It turned out very nice. Crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. The snap was perfect. I am glad we went, even if, we didn't win a doorprize.

The King Arthur company is committed to all natural flours. They have an organic line also. They are now available in most grocery stores, Trader Joes and Bristol Farms. If you don't see them on the shelf at your store, even Stater Bros, tell the store manager they need to carry it. He'll ask why, you tell him "because I don't like genetically modified flour, and King Arthur doesn't either".

King Arthur is an employee owned company, they have been since 1996. Each one of them is dedicated to doing the best job for their customers. They classes were really informative and Carolyyn Hack, the woman teaching bread baking, was very well informed. She also baked bread twice that day and didn't wear an apron. Not a spot on her. Amazing. Today I baked bread and I have flour all over the front of me. It was worth it though!