MONTHLY BAKING CHALLENGE
- On or around the 1st of every month, I post a new recipe complete with a how-to video, plenty of tips, tricks, and photos.
- I want you to bake the recipe yourself during that month, then come back and tell me how it went!
- 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.
LOOKING BACK ON APRIL
April Baking Challenge recipe: Croissants
The April 2018 baking challenge was the most advanced challenge of the series so far. Croissants certainly aren’t easy and require dedicated time and attention. And yet the participation in April’s baking challenge was THE HIGHEST EVER! Many said you never thought you could bake croissants at home and felt a huge sense of accomplishment when you pulled your croissants out of the oven. That’s what I call a baking challenge success– pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and trying something you once thought was impossible. How empowered do you feel? A huge congratulations is in order because once you bake croissants, you’re a kitchen master.
Take a look at some of your photos on Instagram. And here’s a bunch that are either there, sent to me, posted on my Facebook page, or in my Facebook group. I wonder how many pounds of butter we used?! HA!!!
Giveaway winner for April is Instagram user Katie and she’s been notified. 🙂
MAY BAKING CHALLENGE
May’s Baking Challenge is all about perfecting CHEESECAKE. Less intimidating than croissants, but a luxurious treat nonetheless. My favorite creamy, smooth, classic cheesecake recipe is coming tomorrow. If an entire cheesecake is too much, I’m sharing a scaled down miniature version you can make instead. Along with the recipe and video tutorial, I’m teaching you how to prevent your cheesecakes from cracking on top. I also have plenty of serving suggestions too!!
Everyone who participates in the May Baking Challenge and shares their photo on my Facebook page, in my Facebook group, emails it to me, or your public Instagram account using the hashtag #sallysbakingchallenge is automatically entered. (You can also message me your photo on Instagram if your account is private.) My assistants and I will keep track of your photos and randomly select a winner at the end of the month!
1 winner will receive: $250 Amazon Gift Card
This giveaway is open to the whole world. Giveaway ends on May 30th 2018. A winner will be selected at random and posted on the June Baking Challenge blog post on May 31st! 🙂
Check back tomorrow for the cheesecake recipe (update: here is the cheesecake recipe!), step-by-step pictures, a video, and the alternate May recipe.