504 Main by Holly Lefevre: Win and Bake with Hodgson Mill: Sundried Tomato, Goat Cheese and Spinach Muffins ***GIVEAWAY CLOSED***

12.12.2011

Win and Bake with Hodgson Mill: Sundried Tomato, Goat Cheese and Spinach Muffins ***GIVEAWAY CLOSED***

I have been avoiding baking this holiday season, because I simply cannot resist all that yumminess! But...2 things happened: I want to bake and I decided to bake something savory. When I do cook and bake I go out of my way to use quality, wholesome ingredients - it really makes the difference.


Recently, I had the opportunity to try out some Hodgson Mill "Best for Bread" Flour (confession - I have never baked with bread flour). I have used Hodgson Mill Products before, and was happy with the results, but this product was new for me.



I did some research and read that bread flour is what makes those muffins at bakeries puffy and full looking. Ah-Ha! The secret is out.

I decided to start off my holiday baking with a savory recipe incorporating my favorite flavors: spinach, sundried tomatoes, and goat cheese (I make tamales like this too!). I thought this would be a great addition to our Christmas morning breakfast - a little savory to go with our traditional scones.


HERE IS QUICKIE GIVEAWAY...
***GIVEAWAY CLOSED***
LIKE REALLY QUICK!
YOU CAN WIN
A $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE 
BUT THIS GIVEAWAY ONLY LAST UNTIL 12/14 AT 3 PM PST.
AND I MUST HAVE YOUR INFO BY MIDNIGHT THAT NIGHT.
***GIVEAWAY CLOSED***


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Entry One (leave one comment):
Visit the Hodgson Mill online store and leave me a comment telling me which Hodgson Mill product you really want to try.


Entry Two/Three (you can do one or both...leave a separate comment for each):
Tweet the giveaway or facebook the giveaway.


Here is my recipe (and I am trying really hard not to eat all of these!)


Sundried Tomato, Spinach, and Goat Cheese Muffins
Makes 6 large muffins or 12 regular muffins




1 1/2 cups Hodgson Mill "Best for Bread" Flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt (you can adjust according to your taste)
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sugar (you can substitute honey) - just a little sweetness
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
3 Tablespoon Olive Oil


1 cup sundried tomatoes (I used julienned tomatoes packed in olive oil - try to get as little oil in the mix as possible), chop
1 cup loosely packed spinach leaves, chopped
3/4 cup crumbled goat cheese


Preheat oven to 350
Prepare muffin pan with cooking spray or butter or cupcake liners


Mix dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, sea salt, pepper, sugar in one bowl
Mix wet ingredients: eggs, milk, and olive oil in the mixer.


Add the dry to the wet.


Once incorporated, fold in the tomatoes, goat cheese, and spinach.


Fill muffin cups and bake for approximately 15 minutes.



Let cool - just a bit - I LOVED these guys warm...
ENJOY the savory goodness!

I LOVE the way the Hodgson Mill "Best for Bread" Flour made these muffins "pop!" I also made a sweet surprise with Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Flour that I will share later in the week!


Now enter my Giveaway (see above details here) and then head to Hodgson Mills "Have a Grain Holiday page and enter to win a package valued at $85.00 -  2 chance to try out some great products!


Happy baking!
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Disclosure: I was provided with one bag of Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Flour and one bag of Hodgson Mill "Best for Bread" flour. No other compensation was involved. The recipe and opinions are my own.
 
***GIVEAWAY CLOSED***

56 comments :

  1. I'd love to try some of the gluten-free products. They are hard to find where I live. Thanks for the chance.

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  2. Those muffins you made look amazing! I'm interested in some of their whole wheat line of products, like the gingerbread and brownies. Yum!

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  3. Hi Holly, I've never seen this brand before. Gonna check out their website. Thank you for the recipe. I love goat cheese! Cannot wait to try it (my holiday vacation starts next week!)

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  4. those muffins looks scrumptious---great flavor combination--and festive looking too!
    --i think i would like to try the semolina pasta flour...i have had difficulty finding good semolina.
    pick me...pick me!

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  5. Hi Miss Holly.

    I saw this recipe in my sidebar and I had to check it out. I love the idea of this flavor combination. I am giving this a try.

    I'd love to try the parmesan couscous. I buy this brand a lot and didn't even know they sold it!

    Hi!

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  6. These sound delicious! I know they would be a hit in our house for dinner!

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  7. Wow, Holly, those look incredible! I'm not going to enter, since I'm also a participant in the Hodgson Mill challenge, but I wanted to come by and enjoy your recipe and show my support.

    Hugs,
    Jenn

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  8. Tiina9:52 AM

    Hi Holly! These muffins are super yummy! I would try the Hodgson Mill's Gluten Free Pancake and Waffle Mix with Flax.

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  9. My favorite item is the Gluten Free Brownie Mix (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

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  10. i'd love to try their whole wheat pastry flour
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  13. I buy Hodgson Mills products at the store all the time - fun to know they're online as well :) I'd love to try their Brownie Mix with Whole Wheat Flour & Milled Flax See -- healthy brownies - cool! Thank you for a fun giveaway! sjbraun at hotmail dot com

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  14. Love to try their whole wheat pasta-any of the varieties shown like the spaghetti
    thank
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  15. shared on fb Julie A Scott Laws
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  16. Emily Dorigo10:20 AM

    I'd like to try the caraway rye bread mix.
    Emily lovemuffin_em@hotmail.com

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  17. I'd love to try the Travel Flax. That would be so much easier than having to grind it myself.

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  18. I would love to try the Hodgson Mill Buckwheat Pancake Mix.
    Thanks for the review and giveaway!!
    robin.osullivan@maine.edu

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  19. @rkosully tweeted about the giveaway! Thanks! robin.osullivan@maine.edu
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  20. I'd love to try the European Cheese & Herb Bread Mix.

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  21. Leslie Williams11:10 AM

    I'd love to try Don's Chuck Wagon Mushroom Batter Mix. I love deep fired mushrooms, but have the worst time getting the batter to stick.

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  22. Anonymous11:17 AM

    I would love to try their Gluten free bread flour!

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  23. Leslie Williams11:26 AM

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  24. Leslie Williams11:29 AM

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  25. I really want to try the European Cheese & Herb Bread Mix. It got a good review, too.

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  26. I posted this giveaway on my facebook page:
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  27. jilliann m12:41 PM

    those look so good! i definitely want to try some of their bread flour!
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  28. jilliann m12:43 PM

    i posted this giveaway on FB
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  29. jilliann m12:43 PM

    i tweeted this giveaway (jilliann_)
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  30. Id like to try the GLUTEN FREE APPLE CINNAMON MUFFIN MIX WITH MILLED FLAX SEED. I have a lot of friends with gluten intolerance, and would LOVE to have something to offer them when they visit!

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  32. Your muffins look crazy good! I visited their store and I would want to try their Best for Bread flour.
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  33. I shared on FB
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  34. i want to try their whole wheat couscous
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  35. I would try the gluten free brownies

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  36. I would love to try the gluten free pizza crust mix!

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  37. I would love to try the "Best for Bread" flour, I love baking bread!

    Thanks for the great 'quickie' giveaway!!!

    ~Lauri
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    http://knitsandreasd.blogspot.com

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  38. Tweet Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/lluuluu/status/147029900228956160

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  39. I'd like to try Parmesan Cheese Whole Wheat Couscous w / Milled Flax Seed & Soy
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  40. I posted to facebook

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  41. I'd like to try the GLUTEN FREE ALL PURPOSE FLOUR.

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  42. I'd like to try the Parmesan Cheese Whole Wheat Couscous.

    kristen_yeh at yahoo dot com

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  43. Hmmm lots look good, but I think I'd try the Buchwheat Pancake mix

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  44. I would like to try the cheese and herb bread mix

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  45. Anonymous3:14 PM

    Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancake Mix. Thanks!
    Shelby
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  46. whole wheat pastry flour

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  47. i want to try the Brownie Mix with Whole Wheat Flour & Milled Flax Seed

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  48. The cheese and herb bread mix looks good.
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  50. Anonymous4:46 PM

    id like to try their Whole Wheat Elbow Macaroni ! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  51. Anonymous4:47 PM

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  52. Oat Bran Cereal looks good

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  53. The buckwheat pancake mix.

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  54. the buckwheat pancake mix would be good to try.
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  55. I want to try the Gluten Free Brownie Mix

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  56. I would like to try the gluten free buckwheat cereal
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