Thursday, October 14, 2010

King Arthur Flour Review and Giveaway!

Hi Neighbors!

I'm sure anyone who bakes, even on a semi-regular basis, has heard of King Arthur Flour.

"Making naturally pure and consistently performing flour for over 200 years is no easy task, but we take such pride in our flour that we wouldn't have it any other way. We're motivated by knowing that every day, people across the country count on our flour - on us - to make their baking the best it can be. And as an employee-owned company, that's a responsibility every single one of us takes very seriously."

I have, of course, used King Arthur Flour before, but had never tried any of their baking mixes. So, I was thrilled when they offered to send me their Apple Cinnamon Monkey Bread kit to review! This kit includes the main ingredients to make a delicious monkey bread...all I needed was a little bit of corn syrup and walnuts (walnuts were optional, but a necessity for our family!)

As I opened the package to begin preparation, I was greeted with a luscious apple-cinnamon scent-it just said "fall"! The instructions were very detailed and easy-to-follow. The only thing I noticed is that the first step is to grease the pan...but you don't use the pan until after the dough sits for about 2 hours! I would imagine it is better to not grease the pan until you're ready to use it, but...
Anyways, we did have a lot of fun making this monkey bread. I think the pictures will speak better than my words, so here you go:

The kit!

Mixing the dough

Preparing to knead the dough

A close-up of the balls with the cinnamon-sugar-walnut coating.

After pouring the drizzle on.

In the oven...

A delicious, home-made Monkey Bread!
The kids loved this! It turned out a rich, cinnamon-y bread. I loved the little apple bits in it, and the walnuts were a delicious add-in too :) 

King Arthur Flour has organic and gluten free products as well.  And their bakeware and gadgets, I would love some!  You really need to visit their site and just spend sometime browsing.  It is the time of year that people start baking more.  I know as it cools off outside, we start baking a whole lot more!  While you are there check out their recipe page.  You will feel the urge to start baking!  

King Arthur is going to send the winner of this giveaway one Monkey Bread Mix.  Wait until you try it!

Mandatory Entry: Visit the King Arthur Flour website and then in a comment tell me about another item King Arthur carries that you would like to try.  You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must leave a valid email where you can be reached, should you win.  This giveaway will end 10/28 at 11:59 pm CST.  The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond. (US only)


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Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I received Monkey Bread Mix for review purposes. All quotes are from the King Arthur Flour website or email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

103 comments:

Busy Working Mama said...

Looks delish! I'd like their pizza stone pan.
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Deb said...

Cherry Almond Scone mix looks divine :)

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susitravl said...

I love King Arthur - it takes a lot of willpower to keep from ordering one of everything. :)

The next thing on my wish list is the Caramel Block.

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debbie said...

I would like to try their toasted hazelnut flour.
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Kristen said...

I'd like to try the Golden Apricot Cream Cheese Muffin & Quick Bread Mix.

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janetfaye said...

I would like to try King Arthur Unbleached Cake Flour.

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gluten-free multi-purpose flour

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Greg said...

Looks like the Chinese that I make. But you have an interesting way of making it, you use apples instead of chicken.

rubynreba said...

I'd like to try the Cream Puff Mix
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Christine said...

mmm! The blueberry sour cream scones. They sound wonderful.. although your monkey bread looks wonderful too. I've never had monkey bread.
I use King Arthur bread flour, but I had no idea they made all these other things.
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thaeter7 said...

I would like to try the pizza dough.
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Patricia said...

I would also like to try the Round Stoneware Pizza pan

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I'd like to try their vanilla sugar cookie mix
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Anne said...

The pizza stone pan is something I would like to try
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Niecey said...

I visited their site. The King Arthur Cranberry-Orange Brioche Mix looks amazing.
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Amber said...

I would get the gluten free mix

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Homesteading Quest said...

I would get the Kid's snickerdoodles mix. Yummy.

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Jessica said...

I would also love to try the King Arthur Dark Chocolate Delight Fudge Sauce
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I would LIKE to try the Bake and Give Mini Loaf Pans - Set of 12.
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traci said...

I would like to try the gluten-free bread mix and make something nice for my gluten-free friends.

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LookyTasty said...

I've only used their whole wheat flour, but I'd be interested to try out their gluten free flours.

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I would like to try the K.A.F Kids - Pizza Crust mix.
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I'd try the Cherry Almond Scones mix - yum
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I would like a glutin free cookies because a very good friend can't have gluten.

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