The Inside the Jewish Bakery Challenge -- Semester One (December, 2011 - March 2012)
Note: In another display of his amazing awesomeness, FloydM graciously created a "Challenges" forum for the community here at The Fresh Loaf. I've decided to migrate the Inside the Jewish Bakery challenge to this forum, and to make a separate forum thread for each of the "assignments" in the challenge. This should let people 1. Find what they want more quickly and 2. Jump in and out of the challenge more easily.
To start us off, I've re-posted the original Semester One lineup below. The first assignment will still be found on my Fresh Loaf blog, but weeks Two - infinity (just kidding, I mean about 90) will be located here, each under its own assigned thread.
I do ask that you NOT post on a thread until that thread's opening date, even if I have some of the threads created early for administrative purposes.
Thanks, everyone! Bake on!
Reposted forum topic follows:
Hi, everyone! It's almost time to start the Inside the Jewish Bakery challenge!
We'll be baking nearly every recipe found in the wonderful "Inside the Jewish Bakery" by TFLs very own Stanley Ginsberg and Norman Berg. Not only will we get a chance to bake all the recipes -- we'll get to eat all the recipes! I can't wait!
It turns out that this fabulous book has enough recipes to keep us occupied for over a year. So, I've broken it up into 6 "semesters" of approximately 15 recipes each, spanning about three and a half months each time. Semester One begins on December 3 of this year, with the following lineup:
Posts allowed until this date
1-2-3 dough (Use in Mohn Bars, p. 234)
213 / 234
Lace Cookies (Florentines)
Honey Whole Wheat Challah
Polish Potato Bread
Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Black and white cookies
100 percent cream cheese cheesecake
Sweet Egg Dough (for buns)
I'll start off each item with a post or or near the assignment date for that item, and then the comments section of this blog will be open for anyone to post their experience. To keep us all more or less together, I ask that if you're going to participate, that you post your comments by no later than seven days after the original assignment date (which happens to be, also, the first day of the next item on the list).
There has been tremendous interest in this challenge, which is so exciting. I've decided to not keep close track of who is signed up or not -- you all know who you are, chime in as you please. If you miss a week -- or two, or three -- join back in. All are welcome. I'm hoping that the semester format will help the task seem more manageable -- there's a lot of ground to cover in this book!
I'm looking forward to the adventure with you all. And until then -- Happy Thanksgiving!