All things considered, life is pretty good around here. We’re working the kinks out of our work-from-home-while-parenting routine and I’m learning how to cook without running to the supermarket every few days. Nevertheless, being at home 99% of the time has not enabled me to get Relishments Bakes challenges up in a timely manner. But here we are, finally talking about what to bake in May.
If you need a reminder of how Relishments Bakes works, check out this page for all the details!
Relishments Bakes – May
This month’s theme is “Something New” (as you may have guessed based on last month’s challenge). Your challenge this month is to try something new. Maybe a technique (bread, cakes, macaroons!) or just a new recipe.
Previously, I mentioned that it’s not easy in some places to find baking supplies, especially flour and yeast. I’ve had recent luck at our BJ’s and I know others have ordered from King Arthur Flour’s website. I’ve also seen a lot of smaller stores, bakeries, and restaurants offering baking supplies for sale. Local friends, if you need a lead for supplies, let me know.
These articles might help too
- Where to Order Your Favorite Pantry Staples Online (Bon Appetit)
- Flour Resource – Online Sales and Shipping Guide (Zoe Bakes)
Lots and lots of people are taking this opportunity to try making sourdough bread. As much as I love baking bread, I have no interest in sourdough. I have enough to keep going here! But if you’re interested, Bless This Mess has a tutorial.
These articles might also provide inspiration:
Our 33 Best Bread Recipes to Bake Your Way to Yeasty, Chewy Goodness from Bon Appetit
How to Bake Bread Using Less Yeast – King Arthur Flour
How to Substitute Bread Flour for All-Purpose Flour – King Arthur Flour
My potential “to bake” list:
- Dollywood’s Cinnamon Bread
- Chocolate Stuffed Oatmeal Bars – How Sweet It Is
- Chocolate Tahini Challah Buns – Smitten Kitchen
Don’t forget to use #RelishmentsBakes on your social media posts and tag @relishments so I can see your isolation-inspired results!