Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Homestead Blessings: The Art of Bread Making Reveiw and Giveaway!

I've been hanging out with the West Ladies again this evening as I watched The Art of Bread Making (for the third time).   They are so talented when it comes to kitchen wisdom!

They showed me how to make homemade bread from scratch, a sour dough starter, cornbread, CINNAMON ROLLS and a meal in a loaf!  I know, I know, I am getting hungry just typing! 


I decided to make their recipe for homemade bread.  I have made my own bread before but only in my bread machine.  I have heard that there is an art to making bread and have never felt confident enough to try it on my own in the oven, until now.
Here is what I did...

In a large bowl I mixed 2 1/2 cups of Warm Water (not hot) and 2 cups of Wheat Flour.  After mixing the four and water together I added 1 tsp of Salt, 1/2 cup of Honey, 1/2 cup of Oil and 1 Tbsp of Yeast. I made sure that I mixed everything together really well. 

Then I added 3 more Cups of Flour.  I mixed and kneaded the dough with my hands, for about 5 minutes (or until the dough is formed and nice and soft).

I put a little bit of oil in the bottom of my bowl, sat the dough back inside and covered with a towel.  I left it to rise at room temperature for an hour and a half. 

We punched it down a bit and kneaded the dough a bit more. 
We separated the dough into two parts and then placed them in our oiled loaf pans.   Once we formed them nice,and poked a few holes in them with a fork they sat in the oven to rise foer another hour.

As you can see, after rising for a second time the dough is really starting to look like bread.

After baking the bread at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, this is what we ended up with.  The bread smelled so good!! 

This bread tastes great!  It is a bit more hearty and filling then store bought bread, in my opinion.  It made a great tomato and humus sandwich.  The hardest thing about this recipe was waiting for the bread come out of the oven to taste it!

You can purchase Homestead Blessings: The Art of Bread Making from Franklin Springs, which is currently on sale, for only $12.00.

Franklin Springs Family Media is allowing me to GIVEAWAY 3 of the Homestead Blessings: The Art of Bread Making Videos to 3 LSG Followers! 
 
Please leave a SEPARATE COMMENT for each way that you enter and PLEASE DO NOT FORGET YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!  The giveaway is going to run until October 29, 2010.  Here is how you can enter to win Homestead Blessings: The Art of Bread Making:

  • You must be a Follower of LSG to Win!  Please leave me a comment and let me that you do.
  • If you have just become a new Follower, please tell me how you heard about this giveaway.
  • SPREAD THE WORD!  If you blog about this contest please come back and leave me a link to you post.
  • Please visit the Franklin Springs website, let me know which other Homestead Blessings videos you would be interested in.
  • Facebook or Twitter about this giveaway and leave me a comment to let me know about it.
  • Like Franklin Springs Family Media on Facebook.
  • Like Homestead Blessings on Facebook.


We received these products free of charge, from Franklin Springs Family Media, for review purposes. The opinions stated in this review are our own and we were not paid in any way.


72 comments:

Tristan said...

I follow your blog already.
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Anonymous said...

Hello, I am a follower of your blog and would love to win The Art of Bread Making :-) djpet@dmv.com

Michelle said...

I follow your blog:)

faithonfyre at yahoo dot com

Michelle said...

I'd also love to have the art of crafting:) Or the Art of Cooking...or...yeah you get the idea! LOL

Michelle said...

I like Franklin Springs on Facebook

faithonfyre at yahoo dot com

Michelle said...

I like Homestead Blessings on Facebook.

Faithonfyre at yahoo dot com

Michelle said...

I tweeted about your giveaway:)
http://twitter.com/mgills/status/27987630489
faithonfyre at yahoo dot com

Gretta said...

I am a follower (Gretta) and would love to be able to make yummy homemade bread

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Gretta said...

I would also like The Art of Canning video as I would love to know how to can and make jams/jellies.

bamagv at aol dot com

Mrs. Mandy said...

I follow you 300sms@gmail.com

Mrs. Mandy said...

I would love either the art of canning or the art of cooking.
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Mrs. Mandy said...

I posted this as a tweet.
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Anonymous said...

I subscribe via email.
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Anonymous said...

I would like the Art of Sewing because I would love to teach my girls how to sew.
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Jackie said...

I just became a new follower.

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Jackie said...

I posted this on facebook. Hope you get more visitors. :)

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Jackie said...

Like Franklin Springs Family Media on facebook.

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Jackie said...

Like Homestead Blessings on Facebook.

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Jackie said...

I am also interested in The Art of Canning. Wish I would have learned more when I was young.
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Kimberly said...

Great info!! I, like you, have always wanted to make my own bread. Just didn't think I could!!
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Charlotte Kay said...

I am a new GFC follower:)
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Charlotte Kay said...

I heard about this giveaway on Giveaway Scout
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Charlotte Kay said...

I would enjoy seeing all of the videos they offer. They are offered at such a great price, too! I am ordering the craft one and may consider another since they offer a discount on additional videos.
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Charlotte Kay said...

I Like Franklin Springs Family Media on Facebook
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Charlotte Kay said...

I Like Homestead Blessings on Facebook
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Karen Gibson said...

I just added your blog to my Reader. Great demonstration on baking bread. Now that it's getting cooler here in Arizona I've begun baking again, although I use a bread machine to make the dough and then bake in the oven. I might just have to try your way, though. :)

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Belinda said...

I am one of your followers. I look forward to receiving your email everyday!

Belinda
Belinda@HomesatHelper.com

Belinda said...

I would really like to see more information about the Homestead Blessings DVD on "Herbs" - it is a topic that interests me.

Belinda
Belinda@HomesatHelper.com

vcitywife said...

I am new to your blog but have bookmarked it and found lots of helpful things. I am interested in The Art of Breadmaking Dvd. I live in Thailand but if I win and you can't mail it to Thailand, I can have it sent to a stateside address and brought to me. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Jamie Zbinden

Kelli said...

I found your blog through yahoo bloggers Haven. I am not a follower.

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Kelli said...

I posted this on my blog
http://franklinsprings.com/allfilms/homestead-blessings/homestead-blessings-bread-making.html

krcorona4@msn.com

Kelli said...

I would love the all the videos but I think sewing would be the first.

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Kelli said...

Like Franklin Springs

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Kelli said...

Liked Homestead Blessings

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Anonymous said...

I follow you. I would love to make homemade bread.
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Anonymous said...

I would love to see the quilting video.
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Anonymous said...

I'm a new follower - I saw your blog link on the workboxes yahoo group. I'd love to be entered!

erind35(at)yahoo(dot)ca
(www.theusualmayhem.blogspot.com)

manystraits said...

I am a new follower!! WOOHOO!!

manystraits said...

I heard about your blog through the MFW Yahoo groups! Thanks for sharing!

manystraits said...

I visited the Franklin Springs website and I would be interested in either the canning or herbs video.

manystraits said...

I shared the post and giveaway with my facebook friends. Not sure how to share a link.

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

I'm a follower!

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

I have your blog in my Google Reader so that is how I heard of the giveaway! :o)

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

The Art of Cooking looks good. I could use any help I can get with that!

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

Like Franklin Springs Family Media on FB

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

Liked Homestead Blessings on FB

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

I retweeted and you can see it here http://twitter.com/OurHSReviews

Guiding Light said...

I am already a follower

Guiding Light said...

I would be interested in their canning one as well

Guiding Light said...

I like Homestead Blessings on FB now

Guiding Light said...

I already like Franklin Springs Family Media on FB

Beverly said...

I follow you

Beverly said...

I like the bread one and the quilting one.

Rodna said...

I'm already a follower! OOH, I hope I win this one!

Rodna said...

I would also like the art of dairy making one!

Debra said...

I am a follower now.

Debra said...

I found out about this through the TOS Crew.

Debra said...

Hmmm, I think I'd be most interested in seeing Dairy Delights. Well, second most. This one is the one that interests me most. :)

Kimberly said...

I follow your blog.

Kimberly said...

I would like the Art of Cooking.

Kimberly said...

I like Franklin Springs on Facebook.

Kimberly said...

I like Homestead Blessings on Facebook.

Laura O said...

Already following you through GFC.

lauraoneill69 at yahoo dot com

Laura O said...

Like Franklin Springs on Facebook

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Laura O said...

Like Homestead Blessings on Facebook...

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Laura O said...

Almost all of the DVDs look interesting to me. But, I'd say the art of Dairy Delights and the Art of Sewing would be high on the list.

Kristenph said...

I'm a follower!

Kristenph said...

I heard about the giveaway on the Crew message board.

Kristenph said...

I would like the Art of Crafting.

Krissy said...

I'm a follower
themclean6 at gmail dot com

Krissy said...

i would love the art of crafting!
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Krissy said...

I heard about the giveaway from the Crew boards
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