Monday, June 4, 2012

Bread, Yeast, and Lots of Recipes!

Virtual Potluck has teamed up with King Arthur Flour and Red Star Yeast for an extravaganza of bread baking. And we've each got some generous gifts from our sponsors, just for you.

Check out all these great recipes and enter to win goodies at these sites! (And here too, of course.)

Rachel from Rachel Cooks made made flax seed and pepita bread using white whole wheat flour:

Matt from Thyme in Our Kitchen made Whole-Wheat Sourdough Ciabatta. Aided by the magical Vital Wheat Gluten, he made a healthier version of ciabatta bread by using 100% whole wheat flour. He said, "The sourdough flavor takes this fantastic bread to a whole new level and although it may sound difficult to maintain, with just a few minutes a week you can have any kind of sourdough treat ready in no time!"

Theresa from Foodhunter's Guide made Tea Biscuits:

Shelby from Diabetic Foodie made Grilled Squash Pizza with Flax Crust. 
The crust included all-purpose flour,whole flax seed, whole flax meal and Hi-Maize natural fiber:

Milisa from Miss in the Kitchen made BBQ Chicken-Bacon Pizza with Whole Grain Crust:

Marnely from Cooking with Books made sourdough bagel buns:

Susan from 30AEATS made sourdough bread and a spinach strata:

Vanessa from Groov-y Foody made injera, which she described as a spongy Ethiopian sourdough-ish pancake bread that you serve the food on in place of a plate:

Jay from Bite and Booze made Margherita style pizza with a white whole wheat and semolina crust. 

Heather from Farmgirl Gourmet is making Walnut Levain (recipe coming soon).  

Oh! And there's ME! I made two different breads (post is right here)  Here's a taste:

Want to know more about King Arthur Flour and Red Star Yeast? 

I'm sure you do - they've got TONS of great information. So here you go:

King Arthur Flour sells flour and mixes through grocery stores and also online, through The Baker’s Catalogue, and at the headquarters in Norwich, Vermont.

Some of the  Virtual Potluck bloggers received flax products from King Arthur Flour while others got Classic Fresh Sourdough Starter. The sourdough page at King Arthur flour has links to tips, recipes, and more. And there's plenty of information about flour, as well.

They also have step-by-step instructions for your most delicious baking through the Baking Banter blog  and there are over 2,000 free recipes available online. Need more help than that? Contact the the  baking experts on the Baking Hotline

There's even more about flours, the company's commitment to quality, and why you get so much more with King Arthur Flour. Or you can attend a baking class or demo in Norwich or on the road.

Find out how to bring the free Life Skills Bread Baking Program to middle-school students in your community, or join the online community, The Baking Circle.

There's also information about the company's social responsibility efforts, employee-ownership, and the farmers who grow the wheat.

You can follow King Arthur Flour on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest, and sign up for special offers through the e-newsletter.

Red Star Yeast also  recipes  for you (including gluten-free), a yeast conversion chart, a baking steps guide,  and how-to-bake videos including videos for bread machine, stand mixer and hand-kneading:.

You'll find them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.