September 29, 2023


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6 Years of Sally’s Baking Problem!

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6 years and 71 baking problem recipes!

What began as a senseless “oh let’s strive assigning a recipe to readers every month!” in January 2017 was a large success for the previous 6 years, with 1000’s of bakers collaborating.

I’m so grateful for each single baker who participated over time!

What’s Sally’s Baking Problem?

Sally’s Baking Problem is a month-to-month collection on my web site the place I publish a selected recipe on the first of the month and problem readers to bake it throughout that month. To enter, you make the recipe, {photograph} the completed product, and e-mail the recipe picture to my group and I. You might be then entered to win a present card prize! On the finish of the month, we randomly choose a winner. This has been a lot of enjoyable, particularly attempting one thing new each single month.

So along with all of my common baking recipes, from February 2017 – December 2022, I printed one new problem recipe per 30 days. That’s 71 “problem” recipes.

Sally’s Baking Problem in 2023

As we begin a brand new 12 months, I’m knee deep in a brand new undertaking! I’m engaged on my 4th cookbook this 12 months, and it’s with a model new writer Clarkson Potter below Penguin Random Home! Working with such a big publishing home is an enormous alternative for me, and I’m past thrilled.

I can’t wait to share extra about it quickly.

To present myself sufficient time and inventive house for this monumental endeavor, the Sally’s Baking Problem collection is taking a pause in 2023. There’ll nonetheless be new recipes on my web site, as typical, simply no huge organized baking challenges this 12 months.

In case you’re subscribed to my e-mail record, you received’t miss a factor. (Together with new recipes, plus behind-the-scenes cookbook recipe testing and bulletins!)

If you wish to hold the problem going for your self, use this 12 months to compensate for any earlier problem recipes you haven’t tried but. 🙂

A few of my favourite problem recipes over time embody checkerboard cake, do-it-yourself croissants, cheese bread, and chocolate soufflé.

Most Fashionable Problem Recipe

The aim of those month-to-month challenges is to convey bakers out of their consolation zone, and faucet into slightly creativity. My group and I at all times noticed probably the most participation within the month of January. Out of all 71 challenges, Home made Artisan Bread was the preferred. In truth, it’s within the prime 10 hottest recipes on my whole web site. (And I’ve over 1,200 printed!)

Which Sally’s Baking Problem recipe has been your favourite?

homemade artisan bread loaves
Artisan bread was the January 2020 Sally’s Baking Problem recipe.

December Baking Problem Outcomes

December 2022 Sally’s Baking Problem Recipe: Pinwheel Cookies. This formed and rolled cookie was a enjoyable recipe to wrap up 6 years of Sally’s Baking Problem! The group and I cherished seeing your entire variations with totally different coloration doughs, totally different flavors, sprinkles, chocolate dips, glaze drizzles, and extra. Many readers even used peppermint extract to show them into peppermint pinwheels.

Thanks a lot for collaborating! We gathered as many emailed picture entries as we may and included them under.

December Baking Problem Winner

Problem winner for December is Jenn who has already been notified.

pinwheel cookies on a plate

What’s Subsequent?

Though my Sally’s Baking Problem collection is taking a break in 2023, there’ll nonetheless be new recipes on my web site your complete 12 months. In truth, I’ve a brand new recipe coming tomorrow! Yow will discover the entire new recipes on my homepage as they’re printed, and/or subscribe to my e-mail record.

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