This week has been awesome with a great response for our weekly sponsor – Enjoy Life Foods. I can’t thank you enough for your participation this month – but we still have two more days to go! I know that many of you have been waiting for the reveal of our BIG giveaway with one of my favorite products. Well, wait no longer – because I’m here today to tell you that you could win a Zojirushi Virtuoso Bread Maker!
Zojirushi sent me a Virtuoso Breadmaker – complete with a gluten-free setting – so I could experience my first time making gluten-free bread since my diagnosis! My family and I always used to bake bread at home and I have fond memories of the smell of bread permeating the house during the hours it would knead and bake. I never though I would be able to bake my own gluten-free loaf of bread without screwing it up – big time. Thanks to Zojirushi – and a little help from my friend GF Jules, I was incredibly pleased with my first time.
Zojirushi has made it pretty easy to just set and forget to make a gluten-free loaf of bread. It’s easy to choose the gluten-free setting (as you can see in the panel above) and you can choose the crust setting. I chose light just out of randomness.
GF Jules gave me a bread machine “you can do it” talk in Minneapolis the week before, and gave me a box of her sandwich bread mix because she said it was pretty impossible to screw up. And it was (because I did it and I screw up everything in the kitchen). Luckily, I had a few bottles left of my Groundbreaker Brewing GF beer (the best beer out there), so I used Squash Ale for my first loaf.
The machine was SO quiet. In fact, for the first two hours, I’m pretty sure I had screwed it up. I always thought it was supposed to be loud or whirring or something. But this – this was quiet. At one point it beeped and nonGFBF said it did make some noise during the few hours it took to bake, but I took a nap. That’s how quiet it was – I just took a nap. While this machine made the bread for me.
Seriously, is this not beautiful? MY FIRST TRY! I sampled it to just about everyone I know so I could prove that I wasn’t a complete failure in the kitchen and that Zojirushi and GF Jules made me feel like a winner. THANK YOU!
Here are all the things that the Zojirushi Virutoso breadmaker can do:
- White Bread-Regular
- White Bread-Soft
- White Bread-Firm
- Wheat Bread
- Gluten Free Bread
- French Bread
- Cookie/Pasta Dough
- Sourdough Starter
- Home Made
- Quick Baking
Since I don’t understand how a bread machine can possibly do any of that – it does come with a great instruction manual and a DVD.
The machine retails for about $279.99 and you can purchase it on Amazon.com (affiliate) or any other retail locations here. If you love making your own bread, or are sick of having to run out to the store every time you forget that you have to buy a loaf of GF bread, this machine is for you!
Thank you very much to Zojirushi for being a product sponsor of Celiac Disease Awareness Month with Celiac and the Beast. I know someone is going to be so happy to receive a Zojirushi Virtuoso bread maker! Please follow the Rafflecopter terms and conditions in the widget below and follow the rules to gain entry into the sweepstakes! Thanks again Zojirushi! US ONLY PLEASE.