Before we dive into 2018 and a new year of baking challenges, let’s take a moment to appreciate all the time, work, and effort you put into participating in these challenges. 2017 was the first year I started our monthly baking challenge and I’m FLOORED at the response this series received. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for making the monthly baking challenges a success. And, more importantly, for making them fun!!! I look forward to them each month.
For anyone just joining us:
What is the Baking Challenge?
- On the 1st of every month, I 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!
- If you don’t like a particular flavor in that month’s recipe, there is an alternate Monthly Baking Challenge recipe.
2017 Challenge Review
Click on each link to view the challenge recipe.
We started in February with Chocolate Lava Cakes
March: Sky-High Chocolate Mousse Pie (this was our Christmas dessert!)
April: Two-Toned Frosting Rose technique
June: Icebox Cake!!
July: Homemade Cherry Pie
August: Checkerboard Cake
September: Sunflower Cupcakes
October: Pumpkin Roll
November: Pie Crust Designs
Each month, I witnessed more and more of you participating in these baking challenges. We ended the year with the most participation yet!
December: Snowman Sugar Cookies with royal icing
Scroll through #sallysbakingchallenge on Instagram. This community is not only special, but massively talented. I LOVE seeing all your photos of the recipes this year. I’ve said it a million times, but you inspire me. I put together a few collages of all the December baking challenge pictures I received through email, on my Facebook page, on Instagram, or in my Facebook group. Look at all these beautiful cookies!
And this was the first time many of you worked with royal icing. It’s incredible.
January Baking Challenge
I received many requests for this one. Bread. Yeast. Rolls. Ahhh! We’re kicking off 2018 with a deep dive into bread bowls. This bread bowl recipe doubles as a basic dinner roll, pizza crust, and crusty bread recipe to always have on hand. It’s straightforward, versatile, requires little ingredients, and is completely manageable for yeast beginners.
This month you will conquer your fear of yeast.