Bake 2 Share: Brownies

Way back in May, King Arthur Flour offered bakers 2 pounds of all-purpose flour for free if you made something to share with others.  The program was called Bake 2 Share and KAF gave away 5,000 bags in less than 24 hours. I was one of the lucky recipients.

I received the flour in late May and then as you know if you follow my blog, I was out of my house for the next 3 months. Last week I was reunited with the flour (and back in my house, yay!) and the very first thing I baked were these brownies.

I made them for my Mom who volunteers with a local chapter of The Assistance League. Every September, at the start of the school year, The Assistance League runs Operation School Bell which gives away school clothes to children in need. It’s a big undertaking and volunteers work hard all week organizing and finding clothes that fit the children. These brownies were for the volunteers.

The recipe comes from the back of the 5 lb bag of all-purpose KAF. Let me tell you about these brownies. I rarely repeat recipes because there are sooooo many I want to try. I’ve made these brownies 4 times. People love them. Ask for them. Can’t stop eating them they are so good. They are fudgy and chewy with the perfectly crackily top.

You can find the recipe HERE.

Whole Wheat Walnut Bread

For a delicious and quick 100% whole-wheat bread look no further then the King Arthur Whole Grain Baking book and the recipe for Whole Wheat Walnut Bread. I used traditional whole wheat flour and didn’t finely chop the walnuts. I love the texture of bigger pieces of nuts in the bread. Okay, the truth is I missed that I was supposed to finely chop or crush the walnuts until it was too late. I do love the crunchiness though, so it was a good mistake.

The bread makes excellent toasted peanut  butter and gooseberry jam (my new favorite flavor) sandwiches.  You can find the recipe HERE. The recipe in the book is slightly different. It gives you the option of using traditional whole wheat.

Granola Bread

Mix My Granola contacted me a while back to ask if I would like to sample their product. I love making my own granola, but sometimes run out of my homemade mix and don’t have any for quite awhile. Mix My Granola is a great compromise.

While it’s truly not homemade, you get to make your own mix. You start by choosing your granola base and then can add in your choice of dried fruits, nuts, and other mix-ins. I loved all the organic options.

For my mix, I chose the Organic Granola Base,  Dried Raspberries, Dried Blackberries (I wanted to try them!), Pecans, & Sunflower Seeds.  Mix My Granola sends the granola in a tube with the customized ingredients and nutrition information listed.

I used most of the granola in my usual way of eating it: for breakfast with Greek yogurt and fruit. However, I also used some of it to make delicious Granola Bread from King Arthur Flour’s Whole-Grain Baking Book.  The bread is almost creamy and makes very delicious toasted peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.