Monday, 30 September 2013

Bloomin’ Giveaway winner...and another consolation treat!

How exciting to see so many interested in the Bloomin’ Crochet-A-Long and giveaway! Thank you everyone for your comments, and a warm welcome to my newest followers!

I am happy to announce that the winner of Cute & Easy Crochet with Flowers is:

This book looks great, I imagine those jam lids would really jazz up some jam pots, and I am making a ton of Jam at the mo. Thank you. Xx

Congratulations! I’ll get your details straight away and you’ll be hooking up some blossoms for the CAL by the end of the week!

Last time I had a giveaway, I offered a consolation prize in the form of my autumn crumble recipe. Today I am sharing another recipe – am I starting a trend here? If you didn’t win the giveaway, rest assured you’ll have a tasty treat to soothe the soul? – this is for a delicious, shockingly easy homemade bread.

I happened upon this absolutely scrumptious loaf from Amjaylou’s blog, and she made it after seeing it here. This recipe sounds too good to be true – flour, salt, yeast and water, but no kneading! Saturday night the girlies measured the ingredients into the bowl, and we stirred it into a gloppy dough. Covered with cling film and left it overnight. The recipe recommends about 15 hours, and this is what we had Sunday morning

We plopped it onto the floured countertop, formed it into a bowl and let it set another half hour.

Then we popped it in a hot casserole dish, and about 45 minutes later we had this!

What would Paul Hollywood make of this?

I can’t believe how good this tasted for being so simple to make. A very chewy crust, soft centre that wasn’t doughy or underdone (“That’s a good bake,” I hear the Silverback saying...). There is half a slice left today, and it has my name on it.

Thank you all so much for your caring comments the past few days on our family colds...we’re still quite run down with this virus, but we’re at least happy in each other’s company, and Bunny is doing some stitching with me! More on that I need to get my Hexagon Throw started for the CAL. What will you be crocheting?
Chrissie x


  1. Congratulations to the very lucky winner!
    WOW how interesting, i must give this bread a try, it looks amazing.
    Happy stitching girls!
    love jooles xxx

  2. Great looking NKB Chrissie, I am sure that the silverback would be impressed - he should be!!

  3. Wow - your bread looks fab! Now you know why I call it miracle yum. I made another one on Friday morning and it was much better than the first. Went to Yarndale yesterday and bought some gorgeous angora yarn to crochet a slouchy bobble hat for the winter. I'm hoping to go to my first knit and natter group tomorrow so will take this along. Will be writing a post about Yarndale soon and the goodies that I bought. Glad to hear you're on the mend. X

  4. Hi Chrissy many congrats to the winner, well deserved. Thank you for this lovely recipe which sounds too good to be true, will certainly be trying this one out very soon. Hope you are on the mend Chrissy, keep warm and have lots to drink and nibble. Look after yourself, big hugs

  5. Thank you so much, I'm really excited to have won. This bread looks lovely to me, I shall have to try this recipe soon. Xx

  6. Congrats to the winner! The bread looks delicious. We often make a very similar recipe called No-Knead Dutch Oven Bread, and it works out so well. I hope you're all better soon.

  7. Congratulations to the fortunate winner - what a great prize!
    Oh this bread looks so yummy Chrissie - I'm a bit sad gluten-free loaves don't look or taste quite like that!
    Hoping this finds you all feeling much better!
    Healing hugs,
    Joy xo

  8. That bread looks incredible! Yum xxx

  9. Congratulations to the winner. Happy crocheting.. The bread looks good.

  10. Well done to the winner!! Chrissie that bread looks fab, I really must give it a go, my Miss m would love making that with me I think. Thanks for sharing!
    Marianne xx

  11. Congratulations to the lucky winner! Mmmm that bread does look delicious! Hope you are all better now, Chrissie, and wishing you a wonderful October.
    Helen x

  12. Congrats to the lucky winner, what a fab name for a blog! That most certainly is a great consolation prize, I might have to give it a go at the weekend for my bread hunger bunch. Pleased to hear sniffles are a bit better, hope it continues. I am planning to just most probably make a hat, or something like that for the CAL. Much love xoxo

  13. A big congrats from me to the lucky winner also! ~ Ooh i wish I could bake....I really do....Just caught up with your earlier post, Chrissie and I must say I LOVE the little hive picture ( but of course i would) soo lovely! Happy new month to you and glad to hear you have beaten of the sniffles...Hugs Maria x

  14. That bread looks so good. I like homemade bread best when it's fresh and still warm, covered in butter and jam. I'm glad to hear you're all getting over your colds - it's the time of year for germs, sadly. x