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Bakes Bread BIG & BIGGER Giveaway!

Bakes Bread BIG & BIGGER Giveaway!

**UPDATE**This giveaway has closed! BIG Giveaway winners will be notified shortly. And GOOD NEWS! We reached the 500 order threshold, and the BIGGER Giveaway winner will also be notified by email shortly! Thank you so much for playing along and for all your amazing support of the new book! LOVE YOU!

Bake Gluten Free Bread with Me!

Welcome to the Bakes Bread BIG & BIGGER Giveaway! BIG is the 6-quart KitchenAid Stand Mixer and the Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer and Yogurt Maker that you can enter to win today if you have either pre-ordered my new bread book or are seriously considering it (details below) (you don’t have to pre-order to win, but I really hope you do!).

Now for BIGGER: Help me reach 500 orders between now and the official publication date of Bakes Bread (December 10, 2013), and I’ll give away a day of baking with me in your kitchen!! I’ll pull the winner from these same giveaway entries. But this BIGGER giveaway (of me!) will only be triggered if there are 500 new orders placed for the bread book by 11:59 pm EST December 10, 2013. So if you haven’t pre-ordered, now is the time!! Tell your friends who are on the fence, or your relatives who are getting you the book for Christmas to go for it now instead! I’ll take planes, trains and automobiles to get to you (well, in the U.S. and Canada), and be at your disposal all day long. We’ll pick a mutually convenient day, and we can spend it baking whatever you’d like to bake from the new book! Want to invite 25 of your closest friends? Pack ’em in! You’d rather an intimate, chatty day together? It’ll be our secret. Just promise me one thing: you’ll make some bread dough at least a few days ahead of time and have at least some of it proofing in the refrigerator before I get there. That way, we’ll at least be able to finish some bread during the day. If you want, we can stock your refrig with buckets and buckets more dough when I’m at your crib. Oh, and I’ll bring you some of my very own 1-year-old Gluten Free Wild Yeast Sourdough Mother Starter from Chapter 5 of the new bread book for you to raise as your very own!

Enter to win a 6-quart KitchenAid Stand Mixer!

Now for the BIG giveaway details. This part is a sure thing: enter now to win a 6-quart KitchenAid mixer and a Brod & Taylor folding proofer and yogurt maker by leaving a comment below now. Tell me that you have either already pre-ordered a copy of Bakes Bread, or are at least seriously considering it (you don’t have to order to enter, but I sure hope you will!), and tell me your BIG Bread Plans (details below). Even if you already entered the Bread Memories Giveaway (that one closes tomorrow) enter this one too! The same order qualifies you to enter every giveaway.

That mixer above? It’s the KitchenAid stand mixer of my dreams. For the time being, for me it exists only in my dreams. Since you do need a machine with a dough hook to create the smooth and stretchy dough that is a cornerstone of the Gluten Free Bread Revolution, I reached out to KitchenAid and asked if they would be willing to give away a stand mixer here. I’m not above begging for some graft for my peeps, you know? This crazy awesome stand mixer has a monstrous capacity, and the dough hook that gives all other dough hooks envy (size does matter). From the KitchenAid website: “The Professional 600™Series 6-Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer is perfect for heavy, dense mixtures. Burnished metal flat beater, PowerKnead™ Spiral Dough Hook and 6-wire whisk will help you mix, knead and whip ingredients into culinary masterpieces quickly and easily.” Masterpieces. Masterpieces!

Enter to win a Brod and Taylor folding bread proofer and yogurt maker!

Now for the proofer. I first wrote about the Brod & Taylor Proofer back in 2011. I was a pretty early tester, and I fell in love immediately. Head over heels. This is just what the gluten free community needed for gluten free bread. A sure thing! With Brod & Taylor’s carefully controlled temperature and humidity, you just can’t lose. Especially for creating the wild yeast sourdough starter in Chapter 5 of Bakes Bread, you almost can’t live without it. And although I don’t do this nearly enough, the proofer is also a yogurt-maker! Since you can modify the temperature in the proofer during the process, you can create a smoother, more stable yogurt than you can with a machine that only allows for a single, constant temperature. Plus, you can see above how the proofer folds flat for easy storage. I keep it tucked away on the side of a cabinet, and never hesitate to set it up whenever I have the need.

So enter today in the BIG giveaway to win the mixer and proofer, and help me reach 500 orders between now and December 10, 2013 (the official publication date of the new book!) and the BIGGER giveaway will be triggered!

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Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread Pre-Order

Proof of purchase (or pinky swear that you pre-ordered or are at least seriously considering it)

BIG Bread Plans: What will you make first? (see below)

Blog Comment about bread plans


  • Place a pre-order for your copy of Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread (Barnes & Noble or your local bookstore pre-orders are great too!), or at least review the description and seriously consider it. Enter here even if you already entered the Bread Memories Giveaway!

  • Post your order number, or just a pinky swear that you pre-ordered or are seriously considering pre-ordering the book in the comment section on this blog post. And, in the same comment, tell us about your BIG Bread Plans (defined in next step). Multiple pre-ordered copies will qualify you for more than one entry. Just post multiple Bread Plans! Please note that if you don’t at least promise promise promise that you are at least thinking about ordering a copy of the new bread book, your entry in the contest won’t count! You don’t have to order a copy to enter, but I sure hope you will!

  • Your BIG Bread Plans should be the gluten free bread recipe from the new book that you plan to make first! See the Table of Contents for the book here. Tell us your plans, along with your proof of purchase (or pinky-swear that you pre-ordered or are considering it), and you’ll be entered into this, the BIG Bread Plans Giveaway. Be sure to include a valid email address in the email field so that we can contact you to let you know that you have won!

  • Prizes! The Grand Prize Package will be awarded to one (1) lucky winner. It includes the 6-quart KitchenAid mixer pictured above, courtesy of KitchenAid, the Brod & Taylor bread proofer and yogurt maker pictured above, courtesy of Brod & Taylor, plus a signed copy of Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread. Three (3) more winners will be selected to receive a free copy of Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread.

  • Terms and Disclosures! The BIG giveaway will close at 11:59 pm EST December 10, 2013. Random winners will be selected soon thereafter through Random.org and will be notified by email. One entry per pre-order. The grand prize may be awarded to a resident of the USA ONLY (sorry – not Canada, and not my rules!). My publisher is supplying the cookbooks free of charge, though, and will mail the 3 second-prize winners’ book directly to them in the USA and Canada. KitchenAid is providing the mixer directly to the winner free of charge, and Brod & Taylor is providing the proofer to the winner free of charge.

  • BIGGER Giveaway: If, according to numbers provided to me by my publisher, there are 500 pre-orders placed for (and purchases made of) Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread between now and the end of the day EST December 10, 2013, I will draw another random winner from the same entries on this post. I will come visit that winner at his or her home on a mutually agreed upon date in the USA or Canada, and we will spend the day baking gluten free bread together from the new book! The winner can pack in as many friends and relatives as she likes to join us (or go it alone, that’s okay too), but must agree to prepare some gluten free bread dough ahead of time to have rising in the refrigerator for us to bake on our Day of Baking. I will also bring some of my 1-year-old gluten free wild yeast Mother Starter from the book for you to keep and grow as your very own!



P.S. This is all so very exciting, every last bit of it. But my personal most favorite part? The BIGGER giveaway! I can’t wait to bake with you, so please help me reach 500 copies sold over the next couple weeks! We can do it!!

Comments are closed.

  • Lynn
    December 10, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    I have 2 of your books & will look for the new one tomorrow (or order online). I cannot wait to try the hotdog buns!

  • Susan Bass
    December 10, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    I preordered & I own all three cookbooks!!! I am excited to get started with GF breads other than biscuits.

  • Anna Gallant
    December 10, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    Order Placed: December 10, 2013
    Amazon.com order number: 110-5388265-1036215
    Yah….. Book number three on its way……

  • Janel
    December 10, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    I have all three of your cookbooks! The latest Bakes Bread book arrived the day before Thanksgiving from my Amazon pre-order! You are an inspiration, and have made the transition to a new way of eating much easier. My son, who is GF, is very thankful!!

  • Beth Shoop
    December 10, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    Did you meet your goal yet? I hope you did. I told all of my gluten intolerant relatives about it on Thanksgiving. I am so excited about my first batch of sour dough!

  • Cheryl D.
    December 10, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Hi; I ordered your book on Dec 4th (order # ending in 6709863), and paid extra to get one-day delivery but, due to snow storms, it didn’t get here until Monday the 9th, so I haven’t had time to try any of the recipes (darn!). However, I’ll start with the quick breads, which look yummy! Thirteen alone just in the Quickbreads (including 3 types of biscuits and the cutest little ol’ Cream Puffs I’ve ever seen!). There are SO MANY other recipes in your book to try that I am going insane trying to figure out which one to do first! I really miss pumpernickel; I can’t wait to try it. The recipe sounds simply divine, and the loaf looks absolutely scrumptious. So many bread recipes; and how thoughtful that you added some recipes with which to use some of those breads. Wow; what a bang-up job you did with this book!!

  • Tanya
    December 10, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    I’m waiting until your book comes available on iTunes. I check everyday but not there yet. I can’t wait until I get it. I think my first go at your book will be the Hawaiian rolls – you’ve already posted this recipe so I can use it now.

  • In the Kitchen with Theresa
    December 10, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    DEC 10 – Marked in RED on my calendar. I am heading straight to by local
    (12601) Barnes & Noble for my very own copy today after work!!! I
    am already the proud owner (and user) of your other books. Can’t decide what I am going to make first…tortillas…would kill for a good tortilla!

  • Jeannette
    December 10, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    I was probably one of the best bread makers on earth (I’m Czech) and then I became gluten intolerant-over a decade ago, when there wasn’t much out there to eat. Now I got your book, and I see artisan breads in it! Thick, chewy, and with flavor developed from a mother starter-how I’ve missed breads like this!
    I’ve always made bread by hand-no machines-but now that I’m over 60, I could use the help of a KitchenAid. But thank you for taking the time to test and publish your book Gluten Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread!

  • Amy Neist
    December 10, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    I made it very clear that I wanted your cookbook for Christmas to everyone I know ;)

  • Karla Vasey Block
    December 10, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    I just got diagnosed with celiac less than a week ago. One of the things I’m really interested in doing is making my own bread. So, I put this on my Christmas list and if I don’t get it, I’ll buy it myself! I would probably start pretty basic, since I’m a newbie, and make a loaf of white bread. Or cream puffs–because I have a dessert party to go to soon, and I want to be able to eat something there!

  • Janet Castleberry Strickland
    December 9, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    I am putting your book on my Amazon wish list for Christmas. If no one buys it for me for a gift, I will definitely gift myself! Also on my list is a nice mixer and bread machine. Looking at the table of contents, the fresh white bread caught my eye as I have not has a fresh BLT sandwich since going GF. Crepes is the other recipe I would love to try as I have my mom’s crepe maker.

  • Ann
    December 9, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Love the book pre-ordered as soon as I heard . Can’t wait to make the bagels . They look awesome . Can’t wait . I could take a picture with the book if you need proof .

  • Karen
    December 9, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    I am patiently (not really patient) awaiting my amazon order for your Bakes Bread book to come in #106-0844718-8430666. I am excited to bake again after giving up hope that I would ever enjoy it, once I went GF. Recipes that I’m especially anxious to try are the strawberry scones, the crusty whole grain bread and pizza, of course!

  • Jill Lightfoot
    December 9, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    I put Bakes Bread on my Amazon.com wishlist, and my dad got it for me for my birthday! I’m so excited! I got it in the mail last week! I’ve got to first make the sandwich bread. No, the cinnamon rolls. No! Olive Garden style bread sticks. So many delicious things I’ve been deprived on; I’m having trouble deciding where to start! :) Haha. Probably sandwich bread first (since that’s the most practical), but then I’ve got all sorts of plans for that book! It’s so exciting; especially since I’m new to GF this year. Thanks for your pioneering efforts!

  • Rachael Roach
    December 9, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    I just ordered Quick and Easy and Bakes Bread from Amazon this morning. #108-2769787-1255406. Wednesday can’t come quickly enough! I hear Cinnamon Sugar French Toast calling my name more loudly than ever…

  • Janet LaMere
    December 9, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    I have my book coming in the mail!!

  • Kate McMurry
    December 9, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    I received your book as a birthday present last week! I made bagels first and I have oatmeal bread dough waiting to be baked in the fridge. I am excited to start sourdough. My bagels tasted great but were a bit dense so I would love for you to come and show me how to make stellar bagels!

  • Sasha Farnsworth
    December 9, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    I already got my book! LOVE it!! The next thing I want to make is the Cinnamon Sticky Buns!!

  • Rebecca
    December 9, 2013 at 8:38 AM

    Oh I can’t wait to get the bread book! I’m going to get it on my next paycheck. I can’t wait to try the sweet breads! I’m going to try cinnamon sticky buns and then Hawaiian rolls. Maybe then I will try out the wild yeast recipes.

  • Teresa
    December 9, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Forgot to post order #110-6384691-0845014. Everyone interested in healthy breads should order this book.

  • Teresa
    December 9, 2013 at 5:47 AM

    Forgot to post order #110-6384691-0845014. Everyone interested in healthy breads should order this book.

  • Teresa
    December 9, 2013 at 5:27 AM

    Got your book (pre-ordered from Amazon) late last week and I LOVE IT !!! A definate page turner….LOL. Seriously want to try them all, but today I’m starting to bake the ricotta bread. Wish me luck.

  • lysa
    December 9, 2013 at 1:42 AM

    I’ve already got my book! I plan on tackling the philly sandwich this week. Then bagels for Christmas.

  • Deborah H
    December 9, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    Panettone bread again for Christmas , Yes!!!
    Cinnamon swirl next and Chocolate Wow!!!

  • Sherrie
    December 8, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    I need this book! It’s on my wish list for Christmas. Making gluten free bread has been a discouraging epic fail for me. Can’t wait to try your recipes!

  • Saba Alemayehu
    December 8, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    This is great. My friend just shared with me this post and I couldn’t be more excited! It’s been about 2 months since I’ve gone Gluten Free and I am too happy to hear of great books to make the bread taste better!! I just added this book to my Amazon wishlist and triple winked it to my family. I can’t wait to try and make the sourdough bagels. Oh how I miss yummy bagels! Thanks for your great book!

  • Holly Wydeck
    December 8, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Hubby ordered it for me as an early Christmas gift. Can’t wait to try the Cinnamon Sticky Buns and the pizza crust. Just waiting on my Expandex to arrive. My 6 litttles would love for their Hunny-y Bunny to come visit!!! They love your cookbooks, as do I.

  • Kathleen Fullerton
    December 8, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    I received my cookbook and have made the lean crusty white sandwich( my favorite of the two) and the soft white sandwich bread! Amazon order # 002-2163222-6953051. Great book. Keep up the good work!

  • Michelle Key
    December 8, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    My book came in the other day and I love it!! I would love to win and get your expert advice on baking bread using dairy subs. My big bread baking plan includes making bagels!

  • Marci Hasselkus
    December 8, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    I have your book on my wishlist for my husband to buy for Christmas. We need it and I stressed it’s importance in our kitchen. :) See, our son is allergic to wheat so we are constantly buying the expensive loaves of bread or rolls. All he knows is that his bread is always frozen. I’m hoping to make fresh rolls, crescents, different types of breads & such. To fill the house with that fresh baked bread smell….so can’t wait.

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