What was the most difficult challenge that you faced during any bake? And how did you overcome it?
Time was always the most difficult challenge. I’ve had a crazy-busy summer with three jobs, and an eclipse trip in the midst of things. I was always up against the clock. Some weeks I was just glad to have any sort of bake accomplished.
Which Wisconsin twist were you most proud of, and why?
The jumbles were my favorite Wisconsin twist. I thought A LOT about that bake. I enjoyed trying to make it work using the most ingredients I could possibly manage from our one acre of property.
If you were to draft a baking challenge for Wisconsin bakers, what would you like them all to make? And what would you be looking for if you were the judge?
Create a traditional afternoon tea (scones, finger sandwiches, desserts). Then as an added twist, serve your tea to a friend or two you haven’t gotten together with in a while. Use it as an occasion to make the "let’s get together SOMETIME" be "Let’s get together for tea and a visit at my place on Wednesday." I’d be looking for fun food, and reports from the visits people have with friends. I think I’d be a pretty easy-going judge. I’d be closer to a Mary than a Paul.
How did you do?
I participated in all 10 Great Wisconsin Baking challenges this summer – I’m a Star Baker!