Friday, December 24, 2010

I wish I could give everyone the book by Richard Bertinet. Especially since finding out how nice this author is....he even took the time to write a comment on this blog. Can you believe it? Barb and I don't even know this man!

So glad you have been enjoying the book.
You can check out my technique and try a recipe from Dough at
Merry Christmas to Blackbird designs and all your followers.
Richard Bertinet
Barb watched the video and she said not only was it informative....but he's quite the "hunk." I'm sorry to be the one to dash Barb's fantasy...."Barb, not only does he live in England...but I saw a wedding ring on his finger as he worked the dough."

But if you happen to be the fantasizing type, he really is quite dashing. Watch the video, and when you hear his accent you will understand why Barb is thinking of baking bread too.

Ok....back to the entire reason for this post. We've got three winners. Send your shipping addresses to I have a wonderful book by Richard Bertinet to send to you.

#23 Phyllis
#55 Debra..Life is a Stitch
#132 Carmen Isaccs

Wishing all of you much happiness this Christmas season.

Until later,



  1. Congrats to the winners! Nice that the author commented on your blog. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  2. I love his technique for kneading bread. Simple and it makes such a beautiful dough. I always thought that when I kneaded it the traditional way, I was kneading in too much flour.

    Merry Christmas!!!!


  3. No doubt there'll be many more bread dough gals this coming year.

  4. Congrats to the winners. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with happiness, good health and lots of lovely new projects for your fans.

  5. Alma and Barb, since I'm never a winner I ordered the book from Amazon. This was my gift to me and it even arrived in time. Can't wait to open the box!
    Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year! Angela

  6. Congrats to the winners! I just ordered 2 of Richard's books...heehee!

  7. Thanks! I'm hooked and ordered it off of Amazon as well.

  8. Wow, the winners will have a great time with the new book! Congrats! And THIS is why we love carbs! What a great video. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Wishing you and your a VERY merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    Love your designs so much.

    Feathers in the Nest

  10. Alma and Barb, Merry Christmas to you too. Loved Richard's techniques for making Sweet Dough. Loved his French English accent. Please post a video of your efforts, Barb :) Keep those wonderful projects of yours coming. Going to check out your new book.

  11. Congratulations to everyone! Merry Christmas Alma and Barb!

  12. Wow, that was a cool video! It looks so easy! I'm going to order his book and become a bread maker too! Did you see that cool thing he did at the end where he made a couple of slices in the small dough ball and then flipped it inside out to make it have points all around the outside - way cool! Thanks Alma, and may everyone have a very Merry Christmas! Sue L In Denmark, Wi

  13. Oui oui...he's charming! Will order his book with my Christmas gift card to Amazon. Joyeux Noël !

  14. Congratulations to the lucky winners! Comments are so much fun aren't they? How nice of the author to leave a comment on your!

  15. I just can't believe I won! Thank you so much, I am excited beyond words. My address is:
    310 W52nd Street Apt TH1
    New York

  16. Loved the video!! I had tried to make bread before, but scared by all the stickiness - now I know it will evolve and is "supposed" to be like that. I was mesmerized and will now have to take up baking bread also.
    Hope you have the most wonderful holidays. Can't wait to get your newest book, and now this one too!
    L. xo

  17. Congrats to your winners - I will definately have to check out this book!

  18. Thanks for sharing the video. Wonderful technique. So fun! Always see something new on your blog. Thanks!

  19. Congratulations to the winners! Thank you too for the link to the video. That looks like a wonderful technique. I've been doing things all wrong, of course. *grin*

  20. Congratulations to the lucky winners! I hope you're having a wonderful Christmas!! I wish you a Happy New Year 2011!! :) Hugs, Silvia

  21. Alma
    I watched the video with Richard and I see what you mean, I love the accent. He is indeed very handsome!! With that being said he made bread making look easy. I watched my mother in law make bread for years it never looked like fun to me. But it was always delicious!
    I ordered the book from amazon and it said there were only 2 left.. I will let you know how it goes..Pat

  22. Alma - I just wanted to thank you so much for the great Dough book that I just won in your giveaway. I am very excited to mix up some DOUGH! I love you gals and your patterns and ideas.
    Thanks so much, Debra


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