Welcome to the Avid Baker's Challenge, or ABC, a monthly baking group. We don't bake each recipe in the book, just 12 of them (one for each month in the year) and then we move on to a different book. In general, as the admin of the group, I select the recipes we bake each month. The posting due date for ABC is as easy as 1-2-3. As an ABC baker you're free to choose one of the following posting dates: the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd of each month. During the first three days of each month, we'll all post our experiences and photos of the baking project. Anytime we bake recipes from a book (a hardcopy), we never post the original recipe, because we'd like to encourage everyone to buy the book. In the event that we're baking online recipes, that are readily available, it's acceptable (and even encouraged) to add a link to the recipe.
We're also on Facebook. If you don't have a blog, please feel free to join us every month on the ABC Facebook group.
Posting rules for ABC bakers
When you write up your post, I ask that you add a link to your post using the InLinkz widget on the ABC blog. Should you be late and post after the 3rd that same month, just email me beforehand (we all travel/get busy/sick/etc). I still encourage you to blog about the recipe and add a link to your post on the ABC blog. If you know you'll be missing that month, same thing, just email me. If you miss several consecutive months, I'll remove you from the blog roll, and add you back in once you start baking with us again.
If you'd like to join us in this baking adventure, please feel free to email me at HanaasKitchen [at] live [dot] com.
A brief survey indicated that we all enjoyed baking from the King Arthur Flour website. So much so, that we'd like to bake from it one more year.
In 2013 we will be baking from a recipe website this time, not a book (to change things up a little bit). And the survey winner is: www.KingArthurFlour.com. We, the ABC bakers, are in no way affiliated with King Arthur Flour.
For the year 2012, the decision has been made to bake from The Weekend Baker by Abby Dodge. We, the ABC bakers, are in no way affiliated with Abby Dodge. We're just fans of her books.
We all enjoyed baking from Baking for all Occasions so much that we decided to bake from it some more.
For the year 2010, the decision has bee made to bake from Baking for all Occasions by Flo Braker. We, the ABC bakers, are in no way affiliated with Flo Braker.