6 Years of Sally’s Baking Problem!

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 became an enormous success for the previous 6 years, with hundreds of bakers taking part.

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 photograph to my crew 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 numerous 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 monthly. 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 venture! 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 artistic 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 ordinary, simply no massive organized baking challenges this 12 months.

For those who’re subscribed to my e mail checklist, 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 make amends for any earlier problem recipes you haven’t tried but. 🙂

A few of my favourite problem recipes over time embrace checkerboard cake, home made croissants, cheese bread, and chocolate soufflé.

Most Fashionable Problem Recipe

The aim of those month-to-month challenges is to carry bakers out of their consolation zone, and faucet into slightly creativity. My crew and I all the time noticed essentially the most participation within the month of January. Out of all 71 challenges, Do-it-yourself Artisan Bread was the preferred. The truth is, it’s within the high 10 hottest recipes on my complete 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 crew and I cherished seeing your entire variations with completely different coloration doughs, completely 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 taking part! We gathered as many emailed photograph entries as we might 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 all the 12 months. The truth is, I’ve a brand new recipe coming tomorrow! Yow will discover all the new recipes on my homepage as they’re printed, and/or subscribe to my e mail checklist.