January Baking Challenge

homemade honey wheat english muffins

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JANUARY BAKING CHALLENGE RECIPE

January 2022 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Honey Wheat English Muffins

If you aren’t into this recipe, here is the alternate baking challenge recipe:

  1. any previous challenge recipe you haven’t made yet OR
  2. Multigrain Bread— still an opportunity to bake with yeast!

END DATE & PRIZE

By emailing your recipe photo to us, you are automatically entered in the baking challenge. 1 winner receives a $250 Amazon Gift Card. The challenge is open to the whole world. Challenge ends on January 31st at 5pm eastern. The winner will be selected at random, emailed their prize, and posted in the February Baking Challenge blog post on February 1st 2022. Visit the Sally’s Baking Challenge FAQ page if you have any questions about Sally’s Baking Challenge.


Let’s Review the December Baking Challenge

December 2021 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Shortbread Wedge Cookies. If your December wasn’t already filled with cookies, do yourself a scrolling favor and look at all the buttery goodness below. December’s challenge gave participants a shortbread dough recipe and the opportunity to add fun flavors, add-ins, and toppings as well as bake the cookies in different pans. Though I assigned an easy recipe, the creative freedom was fun and expansive! Some my team and I enjoyed seeing were: salted caramel shortbread, shortbread baked in small 6-inch pans for mini wedge “bites”, cranberry & dark chocolate, lemon rosemary, wedges decorated as Rudolph, and white chocolate coconut & lime shortbread. WOW!

Thank you so much for participating! We gathered as many shortbread wedge cookies emailed photo entries as we could and included them below.

Collage of many shortbread wedge cookies

Collage of many shortbread wedge cookies

Collage of many shortbread wedge cookies

Collage of many shortbread wedge cookies

Collage of many shortbread wedge cookies

Collage of many shortbread wedge cookies

Collage of many shortbread wedge cookies

Collage of many shortbread wedge cookies

Collage of many shortbread wedge cookies

Collage of many shortbread wedge cookies

Collage of many shortbread wedge cookies

Collage of many shortbread wedge cookies

Collage of many shortbread wedge cookies

Collage of many shortbread wedge cookies

Collage of many shortbread wedge cookies

Collage of many shortbread wedge cookies

Collage of many shortbread wedge cookies

Collage of many shortbread wedge cookies

Collage of many shortbread wedge cookies

Collage of many shortbread wedge cookies

Collage of many shortbread wedge cookies

Collage of many shortbread wedge cookies

Collage of many shortbread wedge cookies

Collage of many shortbread wedge cookies

Collage of many shortbread wedge cookies

Collage of many shortbread wedge cookies

December Baking Challenge Winner

Challenge winner for December is Kathryn and she has been notified.

December 2021 Baking Challenge Winner Image

9 Comments

  1. Nora Bernier says:

    Congratulations Kathryn. What a way to start the new year

  2. I have a feeling this is going to be my new go to breakfast. So excited to try. Thanks for a great sounding recipe to start of my 2022 baking on an amazing not. Your the best Sally! Have a great 2022 everyone!

    1. oops meant note not not

  3. Congratulations, Kathryn! Looks delicious!

  4. Congratulations to Kathryn! Your shortbread looks scrumptious. Love seeing the variety in everyone’s creations!

  5. Robert Acker says:

    I really don’t get it! After all the decorating and imagination bakers created, the choice of the Shortbread Cookie winner of the December Baking Challenge had no personality, no flare and where’s the Holiday spirit!
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Robert, the monthly challenges are not contests– they are just a fun giveaway requiring participation. The winner is randomly selected using a number generator tool and not based on a photo’s appearance.

  6. Margaret Horvath says:

    The Honey Whole Wheat English muffins are delicious and so easy to make!! My family loved them.

  7. I thought we would have extra to freeze but these are definitely not going to make it that long! First time making English muffins and they are great- so much better than store bought. Chewy, wheaty (but not too dense), soft. The more I keep eating them the more I love them.

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