April Baking Challenge

dinner rolls

APRIL BAKING CHALLENGE

April 2019 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Dinner Rolls

Yeast recipes seem so complicated, but when you understand what’s happening, they’re totally approachable. If you’ve ever made bagels or bread bowls, you know that baking with yeast isn’t too scary. And knowing how to bake awesomely soft dinner rolls should be a mandatory life skill. 😉

GIVEAWAY

Everyone who participates in the April Sally’s Baking Challenge is automatically entered. See below for How to Join Sally’s Baking Challenge. My assistants and I keep track of your photos and randomly select 1 winner at the end of the month. This giveaway is open to the whole world. Visit the Sally’s Baking Challenge FAQ page if you have any questions about my baking challenges!

How to Join Sally's Baking Challenge

  1. Recipe: On or around the 1st of each month, I publish a new challenge recipe. Sign up for Sally’s Baking Challenge emails so you’re alerted as soon as a new challenge recipe is published!
  2. Bake & Comment: Bake the recipe during that month.
  3. Send: Share your recipe photo with us via email: [email protected]. By emailing your recipe photo, you are automatically entered in the giveaway. For a bonus entry, leave a review on the challenge recipe. Instagram direct messages are hard to track, so please email your recipe photo instead. Feel free to share on social media using #sallysbakingchallenge and tagging me (@sallysbakeblog), but the only way to guarantee you are in the running is sending your entry via email.

Want to subscribe? Sign up for Sally’s Baking Challenge emails so you’re alerted as soon as a new challenge recipe is published.

Let’s Review the March Baking Challenge

March 2019 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Lemon Bars

When life hands you lemons, you make… a ton of lemon bars! Each new month brings more Sally’s Baking Challenge participation and I’m so happy to say that March 2019 showed the most entries yet! Most of you baked lemon bars, but I saw several variations including orange bars, lime bars, and grapefruit bars. Some topped their lemon bars with toasted meringue topping and others shaped their lemon bars with cookie cutters. And many of you said this is your new “go to” lemon bar recipe. Thank you so much for joining me in March and sharing your beautiful lemon bar creations!

One of my favorite recipe reviews came from reader Cortnie:

“I really enjoyed the simplicity of this recipe, and the fact that it was undeniably LEMONY. I’ve made lemon bars recipes before that were mostly sweet with a hint of lemon, definitely not the case here! The contrast of the tart lemon and the buttery shortbread is delicious. Will definitely be making these again, and will likely try with different citrus fruits.”

We gathered as many lemon bars photo entries as we could and included them below. (Email is the best way to guarantee your photo will be included!)

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Giveaway winner for March is Jenna and she has been notified. 🙂

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31 Comments

  1. I am so glad this baking challenge involves yeast!!! A while ago I was kind of scared of working with yeast but then tried a few of your recipes and now breads and all things involving yeast are some of my favourite things to bake! Thank you Sally…..your tutorials and the way you explain everything really and truly honestly do help to get over a fear of yeast because when you understand it, there’s nothing to be afraid of! 🙂

    1. You are so right! Nothing to be afraid of 🙂

  2. Can’t wait to get started on this one! Thanks for the easy to follow tutorials and awesome recipes! My family’s going to love eating this one 🙂

    1. Thanks Stephanie! Hope you and your family love these rolls 🙂

  3. Sharon Roodhuyzen says:

    Happy April!! So happy you selected a yeast recipe. I am slowly getting over my fear of yeast, can’t wait to try dinner rolls!

    1. So happy you’ll be joining us this month!

  4. Earl Williams says:

    Wow, hundreds of thousands out there making great recipes. You should feel so very satisfied and proud of what you have accomplished.

    1. Thank you so much Earl!

  5. Hi Sally,
    I’ve made your bread bowls …a baking challenge a while ago…my hubby’s favorite white bread recipe , artisan bread and oatmeal bread.. never tried dinner rolls…another item off my bucket list. Can’t wait to see the recipe!

    1. So happy you’ll be participating this month!!

  6. This fun to make recipe comes just in time to serve at a picnic or family gathering.

    1. Yes! Perfect timing for all of the fun celebrations ahead!!

  7. Cynthia Tucker says:

    1 of my grandma’s used to make rolls from scratch and she never measured anything. They were either perfect or you could take people out with them.Way too hard. This is definitely intimidating and something I have hoped to one day accomplish.

    1. I hope you love these rolls just as much as hers!

  8. JOLENE DINGMAN says:

    Oh Sally this is right up my ally, I love to bake bread this is going to be fun!

    1. So happy you will be joining us this month!

  9. I love baking with yeast. Nothing better than homemade bread or rolles. We’re looking forward to bake this rolles

    1. I’m glad you are excited about this month’s challenge!

  10. I’m thinking using some of them for ham and cheese sliders. Also thin sliced roast beef with melty cheese and a bit of horseradish.

    1. Delicious options!! Hope you enjoy these rolls 🙂

  11. Has the recipe been posted yet? Not sure if I missed it somewhere

    1. Hi Melanie! This is a preview of the April Baking Challenge, as well as a review of the March Baking Challenge. The April Baking Challenge (dinner rolls) will be published tomorrow. Thank you for checking!

      1. Thank you, new to the site so wasn’t sure

      2. You’re welcome!

  12. I am clicking on the jump to recipe button, but nothing happens. Help please

    1. Hi Ellen! This is a preview of the April Baking Challenge, as well as a review of the March Baking Challenge. The April Baking Challenge (dinner rolls) will be published tomorrow. Thank you for checking!

  13. I’m so excited for April baking Challenge, dinner rolls is the best.

    1. I hope you’ll join the challenge this month!!

  14. Wow, that’s a lot of beautiful lemon bars!! February was my first challenge I completed and I am hooked now! Can’t wait to try these rolls.

  15. I had the same problem a few others mentioned, that the dough was sticky and kind of loose after the first knead. There was no making it into a ball, like Sally did. I continued on, and my final result was amazing. My husband couldn’t stop his yumming about the rolls. Funny thing, our exchange student asked how I made the rolls square. He thought I put the dough in the pan in one piece, and carved lines to make individual rolls. Fortunately, I took enough photos to show him how it worked. 🙂 Thanks Sally, for giving some of us the confidence needed to try new things.

    1. Perfect! I’m so glad you enjoyed the dinner rolls. Thanks Susan!

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