The Daring Bakers is a group of over 1,000 food bloggers who, each month, bake the same recipe and blog about it at the same time (end of the month, I believe). Bloggers in the group take turns hosting it, which means they get to pick the recipe. What a great idea! I am so, so not worthy of trying to join, but I had an idea. I think maybe, for a few months, I'll play along a month behind. So, at the beginning of September when they publish their August recipe, I'll make it, and see what happens (you have to be a member to know the current month's recipe). Maybe if I can do it consistently for a few months, I'll think about joining.
There are 2 main reasons why I'm not going to join now:
1. The stuff the pick usually looks super, super complicated and way beyond my comfort zone or technical expertise. Practice can and will boost my confidence.
2. I don't want people reading my blog, remember? :)
Overall, though, I think it would be an excellent way to challenge myself in the kitchen. I feel like I can play without the pressure by doing it on my own. By the way, I'd start now, but the most recent recipe literally scares me. No way I'd be able to do that!