The FAIR has come to a close and with it the end of food-on-a-stick season, although I have a feeling I’ll continue just a bit longer. Someone astutely commented that “everything tastes better on a stick” and I think you are really on to something. My kids will apparently eat anything if it is impaled by a skewer, which immediately turns into a mighty dagger. The end of the FAIR also brings the winners of our raffles!!!
I was surprised and delighted to find several hundred entries to our Gift Bucket Raffle. Thank you all for stopping by and showing such great support. For those of you who came to our demos last week and introduced yourselves, it was a great pleasure to meet you.
Now, for the really exciting news, the winners of the signed books! Jill is the winner of the MN State FAIR raffle and we will send her the 6 qt bucket, a bright red spoon for mixing the dough and a signed copy of the book. Teresa is the on-line winner of the personalized copy of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day! Thank you, thank you, thank you all for writing in or stopping by.
Now for the bad news. Due to my inability to say “no” to anything covered in chocolate and my recent post on chocolate bacon chip cookies, I was drawn to the chcolate covered bacon at the FAIR. It had great potential, but in the end it missed the mark. The bacon was ice cold and they hadn’t drained the rendered fat away before dipping it in waxy chocolate. Yikes! Now some of you may think I deserve what I got for trying it at all, but I’m convinced if done well this could actually be tasty. Did any of you try it? If so, did you think it was a winner or a loser?