I will be out of town all next week, beginning Monday (March 30th), returning late Sunday (April 5th). I won't be able to send out any recipes next week and will have limited access to a computer while I'm away. I'll be in Denver for the IACP Conference for most of that time, with a quick stop in Atlanta for a presentation at the PAII Conference on the way to Denver (Professional Assoc. of Innkeepers International).
So, what I'd like to request is this: First, if you want to keep baking through next week, please request three recipes from the master list by Sunday afternoon (the list is a few entries back on this blog). Please do not request any recipes next week.
Second, please hold off on sending me your results until I return home (you can start sending them in on April 6th). I will probably need a whole day or two to go through them so give me some time to catch up. We will then have two more weeks of testing so you can continue to request recipes beginning on April 6th when you send in your results.
If you have any questions about the recipes that absolutely must be answered I will try to do so from the conference, but my time will be limited and I'll have very little access to the conference computers. BTW, I'll be doing two presentations at the conference, including a panel discussion with Chris Bianco (Pizzeria Bianco, Phoenix) and Brian Spangler (Apizza Scholls, Portland, Oregon) on how artisan pizza is different from gourmet pizza. Then, on Saturday (the 4th), I'll be doing a pizza "Master Class" with Cathy Whims of Nostrana (Portland, Oregon--Cathy was just nominated for a James Beard Award as Pacific Northwest Chef of the Year) and Antonio Laudisio (Boulder, CO--some of you may have seen his PBS series or eaten at one of his two restaurants). On that same Saturday night I'll be presenting the IACP cookbook award for the Baking and Desserts category during the big awards night. It will be a wild week.
So there's still time to complete what you're currently working on and requesting your three recipes, but get the requests to me by this Sunday afternoon. The testing is going great and your new suggestions are fabulous. Thanks again for all your hard work!
May your bread always rise!