Without further ado, here's what the wise and powerful number generator had to say:
So, Ms. Commenter Number 8, Cynthia of Hippie Housewife, you have won the gorgeous Bridgeman Pottery butter dish!
And, commenter number 170, Christine of My Life With Boys , you will soon be the proud owner of "Knead It, Punch It, Bake it!"
Ladies, please email me with your mailing information, and I will get your goodies to you.
Our thanks to every one of y'all, for playing along. I can't tell you how much fun it was for us to see so many folks stopping by to say hello. Come back and chat sometimes okay? No more lurking about. It's much more fun to sit a spell and shoot the breeze with ya!
We all thought that it would be nice to be able to give something to EVERYONE for participating. My oldest said, "maybe we could send 'em all a ribbon or something?"
Well it's a nice thought, but it might pose some execution problems.
Instead, we thought we'd share our secret for two of our favorite quick breads… in keeping with the theme, you see.
One of the winners of my last contest told us about her family's "homemade bisquick." My little taste testers were immediate fans.
It goes like this: You just mix 10 cups of All Purpose flour (I changed ours to half whole wheat, half white flour),6 TBL of baking powder, 1 TBL salt ( or maybe a little less), then cut in 1 1/2 cups of shortening (I use the Spectrum Shortening now).
We've used it for biscuits and waffles and pancakes of course, but decided to do a little experimenting with it.
After some trial and error, we came up with a couple of great go-to recipes… Pumpkin Bread and Banana Bread, using our "Bisquick".
1/3 cup Canola oil
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup water
2 TBSP flax seed
1/2 cup honey
2 1/2 cups homemade (or store bought, if you must) Bisquick.
2 tsp ground cinnamon
and some "fun stuff" if you like, (try either 1/2 cup raisens or 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips and 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts)
Heat your oven to 325 F.
Mix the water and flax and allow to set.
Mix together the oil, pumpkin, egg and honey. Add in the flax/water mixture. Now add your cinnamon into the measured out Bisquick and mix, then fold that into the pumpkin/honey goo. At this point you can add in your "fun" ingredients, if you choose to.
Pour into a greased 9X5 pan and bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until a pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
And now for the Banana Bread:
In the above recipe, substitute about 3 good sized mashed ripe bananas for the pumpkin, 1 tsp vanilla for the cinnamon. The rest is exactly the same! Both of these recipes work great as muffins too.
Again, thanks so much for playing along everyone! We hope your weekend is warm, toasty and delicious!