Well friends, we made it through the first several weeks of social distancing and self-isolation. I don’t know what your count is, but we’ve been hanging out at home for 24 days and there’s not really an end in sight. There has definitely been ups and downs and we’re really getting going with teaching our students remotely this week, so we’ll see how the next few weeks go.
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Relishments Bakes – April
I think we all know we’re going to be home for a while still, which means more opportunities for baking! I know baking supplies are still hard to come by in a lot of places, so I’m keeping this month’s prompt really open again.
This month’s theme is “Something Old”. Your challenge this month is to make an old recipe that you’ve either been meaning to try or haven’t made in a long time. Maybe a favorite recipe from your childhood, or that you saved a long time ago and never got around to trying, or even something really traditional that you want to perfect.
Some recent, on-topic articles:
- Whaddaya Knead? Yeast And Baking Powder Top America’s Shopping Lists (NPR)
- Stress Baking More Than Usual? Confined to their homes, Americans are kneading dough. (NY Times)
- Quarantine Baking in Times of Crisis (Eater)
- Joining the Stay-at-Home Bread Boom? Science Has Some Advice (Wired)
My potential “to bake” list:
- English Muffin Bread – Foodie with Family (originally published 2012, when I probably first made it, but updated just last month)
- Pizza Pinwheels – The Kitchn, at the request of my husband
- Homemade Pop Tarts – Smitten Kitchen (a 2010 recipe I’ve never gotten around to making!)
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