I'm loving the great and helpful responses and, because so many of you have been keeping up, I'm spending more time than I imagined reading through every one. As I've said before, I can't respond to each of you but I have responded to some. And be assured that your suggestions are helping to shape this book and improve the recipes.
I'd hoped to have four new ones by today but only managed to come up with two, but will be happy to send them out beginning Sunday night. Since there are still responses coming in for biscuits and babka (and even a few for the French bread and bagels), please wait till Sunday afternoon before writing in for the next recipe. You can choose between a new version of Struan (a Celtic multi-grain that many of you know from my earlier books) or a brand new Challah recipe that I'm very excited about. Please, only request one or the other, not both. As soon as you send in the results for one you can request the other. Hopefully, I'll continue to write up more recipes this week so that I can stay a step or two ahead of you.
Okay, so beginning Sunday afternoon you can write in for either the Struan or Challah. I'm going back to the responses now so I can try to read through them all before your new requests come in. Those who have been waiting for the biscuit recipe, I should get them out tonight.
For communications not related to the testing please write to firstname.lastname@example.org (I know, it doesn't seem to make sense). For approved testers only, use email@example.com to request your recipes. I'm still hoping to open it up in mid-January for new testers, so please hang in there and wait till I post the notice before asking--I won't be able to keep a file on early requests and will let you know via this blog when you can write in. Thanks for your understanding.