Saturday, February 6, 2010

More Than A Baker's Dozen - A Giveaway For Bakers

The term "a baker's dozen" has always intrigued me. A baker's dozen is 13 instead of 12.

It appears that the term goes back to the 13th century and comes from an English statute from the time of Henry III (1216-1272) called the Assize of Bread and Ale.

A baker who was found to have given customers less than a dozen could be severely punished. Possibly losing a hand to an axe. So to be extra careful, bakers gave one more item than necessary. Just in case.

Why have I been thinking about dozens and baking? Because I have a giveaway for you! Dozens and dozens of Eggland's Best eggs and more!

You don't really have to be a baker to win. To find out more, click over here!


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3 comments:

Wendy said...

Hi - here from SITS! I am in NC now, but here from MA! I am going to check out your egg giveaway - I love baking!

Pamela said...

I am a baking fool.... Was just thinking of making some of my signature chocolate chip cookies today! Heading on over to learn about your giveaway. Found you at SITS!

Anali said...

wendy - Welcome! Thanks for the entry!

pamela - Thanks for the visit! Those cookies sound good. You can never go wrong with a classic! ; )

 
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