JANUARY BAKING CHALLENGE
January 2020 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Homemade Artisan Bread
We’re focusing on a staple bread recipe that I simply call “artisan bread.” Shaped into a longer loaf or a boule (round loaf), this no knead bread requires only 4 ingredients and zero special equipment. No dutch oven or special pan needed.
How to Join Sally's Baking Challenge
- Recipe: I publish a new challenge recipe on the 1st of each month. Sign up for Sally’s Baking Challenge emails so you’re alerted as soon as a new challenge recipe is published.
- Bake: Bake the recipe during that month.
- Send: Share your recipe photo with us via email: [email protected]. By emailing your recipe photo, you are automatically entered in the baking challenge. 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.
By emailing your recipe photo to us, you are automatically entered in the baking challenge. 1 winner receives a $250 Amazon Gift Card. We keep track of your photos and randomly select 1 winner at the end of the month. The challenge is open to the whole world. Visit the Sally’s Baking Challenge FAQ page if you have any questions about my baking challenges!
Let’s Review the December Baking Challenge
December 2019 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Homemade Butter Cookies
The most participants in ANY baking challenge recipe since its introduction in February 2017! 🙂 These butter cookies are a homemade version of a Danish classic. Shaped with a piping tip and decorated with sugar, sprinkles, chocolate, and/or cherries, these cookies were everywhere in December. Prone to over-spreading, though, this wasn’t exactly the easiest challenge recipe. Taking the extra steps to use the right tools and chill the shaped dough proved that even easy-sounding recipes require attention and precision.
One of my favorite recipe reviews came from reader Laurie:
“These cookies are really easy to make and so delicious! They are perfectly buttery and crumbly- great with coffee or hot chocolate. I highly recommend dipping them in melted chocolate and adding the sprinkles! Thanks, Sally- another awesome recipe!”
Challenge winner for December is Jessica and she has been notified. 🙂