Wednesday, June 8, 2011

King Arthur Madness . . .

Sanding Sugars
 This past Saturday I took a day trip to King Arthur Flour in Norwich, VT with Susan at From Beyond My Kitchen Window, and her sister Ann.  They picked me up around 8:30 a.m. and we were on the highway by 8:45 a.m.  In under two hours we "had arrived" at our destination.

Center of the Round Store
Walking into the store I couldn't help but notice that it was round, and I immediately thought of King Arthur and the Knights at the Round Table.  I was expecting to see characters such as Lancelot and Guinevere asking if we needed any assistance!  Nope, just ladies with green aprons!  Who by the way were wonderful and super friendly.  But then, why wouldn't you be friendly in bakers heaven! 

Scone Display
There were display like this set up through the entire store.  This one happened to focus on their scone mix, which by the was was on special, and happens to be delicious!  

Cookie Cutters Anyone?
There were cookie cutters galore!  This display had so many different cutters!  If you were looking for one, you'd find it!

Hot Beverage niceties!
Who knew there were so many toys for hot beverages.

Best Rolling Pin in the World!
This rolling pin was designed by a former member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  I own two of these rolling pins in different sizes and I love them!  

Picnic Ants Dinnerwear
There were some fun novelty items too, like this cute "ants" picnic dishes and linens.  And how about the salt and pepper shakers - so 1950's!
Sour Dough Needs.
For all you sour dough people out there, look at this little kit you can pick up.  How about the "Quick Shine" to make your home made bread glisten!

The Damages . . . 
Our loot, we did some damage and this was just the 1st of our stops!

My loot!
I can't wait to try out my new items.  I'm in love with my tea loaf baking pan.  It reminds me of the tin one my Nana used to have!

Spring Recipe from King Arthur

Here's a recipe for you, click on the link below after your comment of course!  Next week I have a surprise for you!  Stay tuned!

Recipe photo


  1. what an incredible store! i am so in awe! :)

  2. Lovely shop for every baking aficionado or -nada :-)
    I am amazed they let you take pictures in the shop. In England, I once wanted to take pictures in a very pretty shop and they wouldn't let me.
    The cookie cutters are great - one of my friends always gets at least one new, special cookie cutter from us from the Christmas market (of course this present goes with a vested interest, as we then benefit from his cookie-making!).

  3. That is a fantastic rolling pin, those handles, long and red are so sensible. I'm looking for a donkey cookie cutter, and a hedgegog would be nice too. What happiness there!

  4. Hello Mary:
    Even for anyone, such as ourselves, who has no particular culinary skills, this shop surely cannot fail but to fascinate. We do not think that we have ever seen anything quite like it in the UK or, indeed, elsewhere.

  5. Fantastic store, and you all made quite a dent, a trunk full of fun stuff! I could spend hours and hours in a place like that!

  6. Such a neat store. At first I thought "what the heck do they sell in a flour store", but I guess there is quite a bit. I'm interested in the shine spray, I'll see if I can find it online. Might as well have pretty bread!

  7. Now that is a cooks dream in there. Great shop!

  8. Lovely lovely! I read Susan's post and I am so jealous. That place sounds like a foodie's heavan and haven. Love all those phtos you shared. Would have lived to follow you around that place with your camers. Rita

  9. Oh, dear. I'm so JEALOUS! I get their catalogs non-stop and I order from there ocassionally. I would be in heaven to get into that store! :)

  10. Oh my gosh!
    I would LOVE to go there! I buy tons of stuff through the internet. I am a KAF and Williams-Sonoma addict! LOL!
    Lucky you!!

  11. Lucky! Looks like it well worth the drive and it also looks like you did well :)

  12. I love King Arthur products! I get their catalog and shop their web site. Whar a dream to be able to visit their store, Mary! I saw so much in your photos that would have tempted me!

  13. What a haul! I'd love to go in that looks so happy in there!
    Happy belated bday to you...the flowers were all so pretty.
    And Martha's muffins look yummy!

  14. That's someplace I would LOVE to go! I mentioned King Arthur flour on my blog one time and they wrote me! I was so excited and thrilled! That's the only flour I use...the whole wheat is the BEST! I see so many wonderful things in their store! Lucky you! ♥

  15. What fun! I wish I could have been there.

  16. What a wonderful shop! We don't have King Arthur Flour in Canada. But we have a brand named after another "olde English hero" -- Robin Hood Flour.

  17. What fun! I have not been to the King Arthur Store in a few years and see I need to put this on my list of places to head to. Did you notice by any chance if they had a cookie cutter in the form of a chicken? Thanks for sharing the recipes. Are you heading to the beach tomorrow? hazy, hot and humid, it's what we have been waiting for! Julie.

  18. Sounds like a wonderful road trip with good friends. I just bought their scone mix and will make them for the weekend.

    Good to back in Maine for the summer.


  19. That would be a GREAT place to go! I know I would enjoy it!!!

  20. OMG This place is amazing!!!LOL ♥

  21. Hi lovely lady.
    This shop is a cooks Haven sweet lady.!!! Amazing ~~~ Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my new Tablescape !!
    I hope you have a Wonderful Weekend.
    XXOO Diane

  22. Didn't we have a great time. I love your photos with the new camera. I am already making my list for the fall excursion.

  23. OH goodness, I am SO envious...a visit to King their flour, it makes the BEST bread!

  24. Oh I so want to go there! That would be a wonderful day trip or weekend trip for us. Since I've used nothing except King Arthur unbleached and unbromated flour for my entire adult life, I can't think of a more fun shop. And I see that I'll need to take some dough before I can make some. Thanks for the fun tour!

  25. Looks like you had a fun day of shopping!! I'm not much of a cook, but I sure do like the looks of that pie!! If I could reach right in, I'd grab a piece! Thanks for all your visits, I'm hoping that now things will slow down a bit so I can visit all my blog friends! Have a great weekend!

  26. How fun to visit the King Arthur store! I love the stars on that pie. They make is so much more special than just a lattice crust.

    Thank you for not having that word verification thing. Leaving comments is so much more pleasant without it.

  27. oh mary...i love you !!!!!!!

    i have been so sick for nearly 9 days now and THIS brought me the most HAPPINESS i have had in all those days !!!!! i loved everything !!!! what a FUN happy you took us brought a smile to this sad face....and ya know what? i think i feel better...oh, yes i do, my friend...

    sending love,
    kary and teddy

  28. Wow! Oh, how I'd love to live close to King Arthur Flour! Great pics!

  29. Wow! What an outing! I'd have gone wild in that store too!

  30. HI Mary - thanks for the visit to my blog...just popped over to see what's happening! :)

    You know, America must have the best shops in the world. Fabulous.

    The variety of goods available is mind-boggling. I'd not know where to start nor when and how to stop. I'd want everything.

  31. Sounds like the prefect day out to me!!!!

  32. I so want to browse around that shop and go crazy buying stuff. Love the pies too. Yum, my favourite :)


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