October Baking Challenge

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OCTOBER BAKING CHALLENGE

October 2018 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Toffee

Celebrate the fall season with a quick, delicious, and wonderfully spiced homemade candy recipe.

GIVEAWAY

Everyone who participates in the October 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 September Baking Challenge

September 2018 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Choux Pastry

Every month shows more participation than the last! September 2018 brought in the most bakers, all trying their hand at homemade pâte à choux. And what delicious creations you all made! I witnessed hundreds of you challenge yourself with this delicate French pastry, whipping up such indulgences as eclairs with pumpkin mousse, churro cream puffs, salted caramel apple cream puffs, fig jam cream puffs, cheesy gougères, and cookies ‘n’ cream profiteroles. You had complete creative control and totally ran with it. This was a more involved challenge and I loved hearing about your sense of accomplishment after you finished. I hope you’re all so proud of yourselves!

One of my favorite recipe reviews came from reader Alicia:

“Lovely recipe, just made it with my 8 year old son and couldn’t be more pleased with how they turned out. We used your homemade vanilla whipped cream recipe with it. Thank you! We will definitely be making again!”

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

collage of choux pastry images

collage of choux pastry images

collage of choux pastry images

collage of choux pastry images

collage of choux pastry images

collage of choux pastry images

collage of choux pastry images

collage of choux pastry images

collage of choux pastry images

collage of choux pastry images

collage of choux pastry images

Giveaway winner for September is Caitlin and she has been notified. 🙂

choux pastry winner image

5 Comments

  1. I can’t wait to try this!!!! I love making toffee, especially your chocolate peanut butter saltine toffee!

  2. Anything pumpkin! This sounds pumpkin toffee sounds delish!

  3. Krissie Weber says:

    This toffee recipe is perfection!! I make dozens of batches every year to give as gifts and take to parties as a hostess gift. It’s also very versatile…sometimes I use cashews, coat with dark chocolate, top with sea salt, top with Christmas sprinkles for the holidays….so delicious! Thank you Sally for all your hard work on so many amazing recipes!!

  4. Jaime Patrick says:

    I think that I will choose this one to be the first challenge I participate in!!! I absolutely adore toffee, and all things pumpkin spice and white chocolate!! I can’t wait!!! And I have all three of your incredible cookbooks! LOVE THEM!!

  5. Kelly Kardos says:

    Can’t wait for the recipe-this looks delicious and perfect for fall!

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