Addictive Recipes from a Self-Taught Baker

Monthly Baking Challenge

Sally's Baking Challenge

2017 is the year of new beginnings. I’ve been blogging for 5 years now, cookbook #3 is on its way, and I’m ready to completely shake things up. I talked about this at length at the start of the year, but work/life balance is on the forefront of my mind in 2017. Going through the same routine, week after week, is monotonous. To stay inspired and continue to *thrive* while similtaneously bringing you my best possible recipes, photography, and content– I’m not only giving myself more breaks, I’m embracing new and different approaches to SBA.

Today is the start of a new project where we can all, as a group eager to learn and bake, come together and do what we enjoy most. And why we are all here: BAKING.

Welcome to my Monthly Baking Challenge.

Sally's Baking Challenge Logo FINAL

What You Need to Know:

  • On the 1st of every month, I will post a new recipe complete with a quick how-to video, plenty of tips, tricks, and photos.
  • I want you to bake the recipe yourself during that month! Come back and tell me how it went.
  • If you’d like, share your photos throughout the month using #sallysbakingchallenge on Instagram or email me, tweet me, or upload a photo of your recipe to my Facebook page. I want you all involved!

4 More Things:

  • The carefully chosen recipe will be seasonal based on the time of year.
  • The recipes will be approachable, while still being a little challenging so you can *learn* a new technique or method.
  • If you don’t like a particular flavor in that month’s recipe, there will be an alternate Monthly Baking Challenge recipe.

Hopefully I can work in fun giveaways each month to correspond with the Baking Challenge. 🙂 And, of course, I will still be posting new recipes each week along with coffee breaks and Saturday Sevens. Nothing is changing there! But the recipe published on the 1st will be that month’s challenge recipe.

February is the first month and the February Baking Challenge recipe is coming TOMORROW!! Let me know if you have any questions in the meantime.

*The pictured sprinkle cookie dough has nothing to do with tomorrow’s 1st Monthly Baking Challenge recipe. It’s just.. delicious. And pretty.


  1. Great! I love such a challenge for 2017! Such an inspiring project!

  2. So excited for this fun new challenge!!!! Looking forward to having lots of fun!

  3. Can’t wait, great idea Sally!

  4. Looking forward to this!

  5. i already do the monthly baking challenge from king arthur flour, and i’m looking forward to trying yours, as well. good thing my family likes to eat!

  6. Love this, can’t wait to participate 

  7. what a fun idea! thank you for doing this!

  8. Yay!
    This sounds so fun!  Thanks Sally!
    Challenge Accepted!

  9. My husband made the Lava cakes for steak and chocolate night at our house and they turned out amazing…we froze the other two…but then ate them the following night…oops!

  10. I made these for valentines day, Sally! I love this idea. I would have uploaded a photo, but my kitchen was dark and we ate them too quickly 😉

  11. Always thought they might be hard….mow i think i can do it!

    Thank you.

  12. How to join your baking challenge. I love doing such challenges.

    • Hi Anu, Simply take a photo of your creation and email it to me, upload it on my Facebook page or to Instagram with the tag #sallysbakingchallenge and I’ll be sure to see it!

  13. I’m just learning of these baking challenges and I’m so excited to start joining the fun! Looking forward to tackelling the croissant!

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