This week is a lucky week for you readers! I couldn’t control myself and have not one but TWO fantastic giveaways for you this week. The first one was the True Lemon giveaway, so make sure to enter that one. The second one, I just couldn’t resist. Nothing says St. Patrick’s Day more than a loaf of Irish Soda Bread, so that’s what we’re sharing today. And not just any Irish Soda Bread recipe, but one from the brand new “The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook published by Oxmoor House. Scroll down and you can enter this weekend only giveaway!
Although I am a newbie to cooking in cast iron, it’s something that’s been around for MANY years and is now luring even more cooks, bought home cooks and restaurant chefs, to cook in cast iron. Lodge Manufacturing is the ONLY domestic manufacturer of the cast iron pan! Unbelievable that they’ve been making “America’s Original Cookware ™ ” since 1896. Well, what is better to accompany great cookware than a great cookbook to go with?
The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook not only features 200 recipes and photographs from cookbook authors and chefs, but is a sort of scrapbook of memories for those sharing their recipes with us. Alongside most recipes is a small memory about the dish, who inspired it, and how long it’s been in their family.
You’d think cast iron is limited, but this book showcases the wide range of items you can cook and bake in it. Some chapters are: Breakfast, Cooking Outdoors, Cornbread (an entire chapter on it!), Desserts, Breads, and more. Today we’re baking in my cast iron skillet and it’s a delicious Irish Soda Bread!
Giveaway: Want to start cooking with Cast Iron?
Thanks to the generous folks over at Oxmoor House and Lodge, we have a great giveaway prize for one winner! You’ll receive a copy of The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook and a 12-inch Cast Iron Skillet from Lodge. See below on how to enter.
How to Enter (please leave a separate comment for every action done.)
- Head on over to Lodge Manufacturing and tell me what other piece of cookware you’d love to have.
- Follow Lodge Cast Iron on Twitter
- Follow Cooking with Books on Twitter
- Follow Cooking with Books on Google Friend Connect
- Tweet the following message: Enter to win The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook and 12 inch skillet via @nella22 and @LodgeCastIron! #giveaway http://bit.ly/A4DrUx
The comments are the official entry, there is no purchase necessary, void where prohibited. One (1) winner will be chosen randomly. Prize will be shipped by sponsoring company, US mailing addresses only. The contest ends Sunday March 18th, 2012 at 11:59 pm Eastern. The winner will be announced on Monday March 19th. This post is sponsored by Oxmoor House, and as always opinions are basely solely on my testing (and tasting!). No monetary compensation was received.