Welcome to Smells Like Home’s 1st Giveaway! That’s right…after almost 3 1/2 years of blogging, this is my first one and I’m so excited to share it with you!

If you read my Project Food Blog #4 post from yesterday showing you how to make your own English muffins from scratch via a step-by-step photo tutorial, you’ll already know how much I love Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice. I’ve made a few recipes from this book in addition to the English muffins including NY-style bagels, white sandwich bread, hamburger buns and cinnamon buns and we’ve loved every one of them.

So in honor of making it to Challenge #4 (see more about this below) and for the love of all things bread, I’m giving away one copy of The Bread Baker’s Apprentice and a nifty English muffin splitter. We eat English muffins pretty much every weekday for breakfast and this splitter is a life-saver of a gadget.  No more early-morning cursing when the English muffin tears in the wrong spot while trying to wedge your fingers into the muffin!  Plus, it’s a definite nooks and crannies enhancer!

To enter:

  1. Follow Smells Like Home on Twitter then come back here to leave your Twitter name in the comments of this post…
  2. AND tell me about ONE yeast recipe you’d like to learn how to make or perfect.

The rules: Entries must be made by 10pm Eastern on Thursday October 14th, 2010.  One entry per person. One winner will be chosen at random.  The winner will be announced in a post on Friday morning.  If the winner does not respond by Monday October 18, 2010 at 9am Eastern, another will be chosen and notified.  Open to U.S. residents only.

~~~ Voting is now open for Challenge #4! Many, many thanks to all who helped me move forward to this challenge!  It was by far the most difficult one for me yet but I hope you’ll have a look at how I made my English muffins and cast your vote to help me move to Challenge #5.  Maybe you’ll be inspired to make your own! ~~~