Sunday, October 2, 2011

WINNING 1ST PRIZE

This weekend was a winning weekend for me. I was so proud when I went to our small town Fair yesterday and saw that my bread had won first prize in the "Best Bread" contest in the "Country Fair Baking contest". It was sponsored by Fleischmann's Yeast. I was up at 4:30 am on Friday to bake this bread and have it cooled so I could enter it by 11 am. I won a beautiful rosette....our first place is red in Canada, and I know it is blue in the US. I also won $15.00 and a gift package containing a measuring cup, recipe book, and tons of coupons. So it was well worth getting up that early to make the bread. The bread had to be hand made, no bread machine was allowed. That was fine with me, as that is how I always make my bread, from scratch, and I love doing it. Needless to say, it made my day! It is very chilly here in Ontario, we have had our wood stove on all day. I think we may have a frost tonight.
Loaves of bread cooling. One went to the Fair and my DH ate the other one :) Below is my winning ribbon.



12 comments :

  1. Congratulations Janet, your bread looks delicious. I confess I have a wonderful relationship with my Breadman Bread machine! Have a good week, Julie.

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  2. YUMMY! There is nothing quite like warm bread and butter. Congratulations. Dawn

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  3. Whoo hoo!!! Way to go! That is fabulous that you won first prize and you should be very proud. I'm sure you're tickled pink. Your bread looks scrumptious. I'm sure DH enjoyed devouring the other loaf.
    What fun!

    Karen

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  4. Great for you! Congratulations!!!!

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  5. Congratulations!! That is such a tremendous honor!!!

    I love making homemade bread too-- Though I am sure, mine is far from prize winning. LOL

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  6. Congrats! I love homemade bread,I could make a meal of it.

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  7. oh I love a big fat piece of warm bread with butter melting and some honey..oh I could eat the inside of homemade bread..congrats on your win.;) hope you are staying toasty,:)

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  8. It looks sooooo good! I can even smell it!!

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  9. Congratulations Janet! What a wonderful honor! And - oh - that bread looks AWESOME! I love anything bread to begin with, but add homemade and I'm in absolute heaven! Lucky husband.... ;o) Have a great week! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  10. Big Congrats Janet!!! Your bread looks wonderful!!

    Have a wonderful evening~Becky

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  11. Congrats Janet on winning with your bread. It is so pretty !!! Yummy I love homemade bread
    Brenda

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  12. Wow! That's so cool Janet, congratulations!! It sure looks delicious!

    I didn't know that Canada had red as a 1st place ribbon... I guess I just assumed they were blue everywhere, lol.

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