Thursday, July 3, 2008

The King and I

My new BFF (my Cusinart food processor) has inspired me to do more baking and to become more aware of baking related recipes and equipment. Its a fascinating world of stuff out there.

One of my most favorite resources for baking is the King Arthur Flour website. With wonderful photographs and a great on-line catalog as well as a big database of recipes, this is a favorite hang-out of mine on the web. I love their blog "Baker's Banter" and have signed up for their e-newsletter that includes great coupons and ideas. Yes, I do use King Arthur unbleached AP flour and love it, too.

Speaking of blogs, there are a lot of great ones out there that are centered around tips, triumphs and a few disasters in at-home baking. There is even a monthly baking challenge group called the Daring Bakers where anyone can join. The group "throws down" a recipe challenge each month and the "members" bake the item at home and then submit their photos and notes, blog about it on their own blogs and just have fun with it. This month's challenge is "Danish Braid".

Cakespy blogs about the "baking scene" and Alpineberry has some great archives on her blog. Mary of Alpineberry is taking a break from blogging right now, but her photos and recipes are worth a look.

Oh and one more thing I found out by poking around the King Arthur Flour website. Their headquarters in Vermont is called....Camelot. And yes, looks like a castle.

1 comment:

PJH said...

Stevi, thanks for your nice comments, and the link. It's so nice to be mentioned among your favorites. And BTW, while I don't work in Camelot - I work down the road at Avalon, our warehouse/catalogue/test kitchen. (Which looks like a warehouse, not Avalon, but what the heck...) Thanks again -PJ Hamel, King Arthur Flour employee-owner (one of 167) and test baker

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