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Bake cookies in honor of a loved one
For the purposes of this challenge, the definition of a cookie is: a baked or cooked food that is small, sweet, and often flat. Examples include (but are not limited to): snickerdoodles, macaroons, macarons, chocolate chip cookies, ginger snaps, sugar cookies, etc.
With Mother's Day on May 10, I thought this could be a nice week to honor the lovely people in our lives: mom, a mama-figure, a cool friend, or just someone special. Let's bake a little love this week!
Instructions: How to Participate
Will you be Stellar Baker? This bake-off is for anyone that wants to participate in a laid-back, good-natured, fun, and supportive baking challenge.
- complete the brief
- post 1 picture of your bake on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, along with
- max 20-word description (or poem!) about your bake
- mention or tag @bettbakes in your post
- include #baking and #bakeonline2 in your post
3) A photo of the winning bake will be posted after the live event. In addition to earning bragging rights, the winner will be awarded the title of "Stellar Baker."
Background: About the Brief
This brief draws inspiration from the signature challenge in Series 1, Episode 2 of the Great British Bake-Off, "Biscuits." According to Wikipedia, the bakers had to make "personality biscuits." Netflix doesn't stream Series 1 (or 2) of the Bake-off, so I wasn't entirely sure what this meant the first time I took on the challenge. I assumed it meant to bake something reflective of my personality.
Instead, this first time I attempted this challenge, I asked my friends and family to tell me their personality cookie, which I then baked and mailed to them. In this age of COVID-19, I've felt unsure about mailing out home-baked goodies, and I definitely miss connecting with extended family and loved ones through baking.
For this Bake-Off Online, I decided to expand the brief to be "in honor of" and allow each baker to decide how they want to pay tribute to someone.