The holidays area time for gathering with family and friends. And of course, creating baked goods to share with those loved ones! Whether it be Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, or New Year’s Eve, we all have those special recipes we make every year, and most of us have those special over-the-top recipes bookmarked or Pinned, that we dream of making for the holidays. Well my friends, this is your year to make and share your best holiday bakes with your Lettuce Craft family of friends!
YOUR MISSION - CREATE A SHOW-STOPPING BAKE FOR ONE OF THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS!
You must bake something for one of the many holidays found between November, and New Year’s Eve, 2021. It may be one I have listed, or one I may have missed.
You must give credit for the recipe, either a link to one you found online, or noting that it is a family recipe.
Each member may only submit one entry, which cannot already be posted on its own thread.
Additionally, your entry may not be submitted for any other contest in this community.
All entries must be posted by midnight on January 1st, 2022.
The winner of The Great Lettuce Craft Holiday Bakeoff! will receive a $20 Amazon gift card.
You should submit your entry by creating a project post on the Completed Projects sub-board.
You are REQUIRED to have a descriptive title and then include “- Great LC Holiday Bakeoff 2021 Entry” (example: Jennie’s St. Lucia Crown - Great LC Holiday Bakeoff 2021 Entry). Once you have posted your submission, you need to reply to this thread with a link to your post. If you do not do this, your entry will not be considered.
Voting will happen on January 2-9, 2022.
The winner will be announced on January 10th - we will contact you via Private Message, after the announcement.
If cheating of any sort is discovered, the applicable entry and votes will be disqualified.
If you have any questions, or want to chat about your crafting progress for this challenge, post it here! Let’s have fun!
Your bake doesn’t have to be an exceptionally intricate creation. It could be something like a special family recipe you truly love, that perhaps you spent a few extra minutes on by pulling out the special Santa cookie plate from the back of the cupboard, and decorated with some greenery and fresh berries. Or a set of sugar cookies that you went a bit crazy on one afternoon, decorating with your children, and every candy they could get their hands on.
Can I be honest? I was thinking about you and the girls when I wrote that example.
Awesome! You do you! I just didn’t want you to think you could ONLY make a big giant complicated thing. I realized I used the term ‘show stopper’, and was afraid I gave an impression of insane complication. (But that’s also why in my example recipes I included Hamantaschen, and Mandazi. Neither are a 6 tiered cake filled with marzipan and homemade ganache and jam. They are just good, traditional foods.)
And personally, as a bystander I’m equally tickled by the epic fails as by the beautiful fancy desserts (and not in a judgment way). They all taste good and are festive, so share them all!
(I’m thinking specifically about when some friends baked gingerbread men at their holiday party and somehow one of the gingerfellows came out of the oven absurdly well-endowed …the rest of the cookies were forgotten and a photo of this one anatomically-disproportionate gingerbread man was circulated far and wide)
Well, Hanukkah is actually more about fried stuff and less baking, because of the miracle of the oil (Hamantaschen are traditionally made in Purim). But I see that you listed Mandazi as an example, so if we do fry any holiday awesome stuff, I’ll try to share
My apologies on mis-placing Hamantaschen in the holiday calendar. I grew up with several Jewish friends, one a best friend from 5th grade through senior year. Her grandmother made them for just about every event that ever came up. They often invited me to Hanukkah nights, so in my mind, they just went hand in hand. I still miss them. LOL
And yes, if there is something traditional for the holiday that is delicious and fried, go for it! My soft-sort-of-rule for this, is if it’s something they might cook on Great British Bake Off, then it’s fair game here. They’ve certainly made things like fried donuts, as well as baked flatbreads around open fires, etc.
And now that I’m remembering those holiday celebrations, this pregnant lady totally wants latkes… All the latkes.