The Power of Pink Challenge!

Four years ago, Hubby had just moved to India for a 3-month work assignment. It was summer and I was living on my own for the first time in a while. The day after he left, my mom called. She had breast cancer… It wasn’t a good diagnosis, but she seemed optimistic. After a mastectomy, very aggressive chemo-therapy, followed by 30 days of radiation, my mother had beaten the cancer. It was a very difficult time for the entire family. My mom stayed optimistic throughout the whole ordeal. She loved to take off her wig when you had your back turned just to scare the crap out of you when you turned around.

It seems that now everyone knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer. In honor of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month, I present this challenge to you:

make something PINK

It can be anything as long as it’s pink. While you’re doing it, think of the people in your life who have been affected by this disease. Do your monthly self-exam or your mammogram (ok you might not want to do this while you’re cooking/baking, but at least think about it and remember to do it in the shower or to call and get a mammogram appointment). This disease can be beaten especially with early detection and increased awareness.

Here are the rules:
1. Make something, anything, that comes out pink – use any ingredients you want (you can double this up for another blogging event if you’d like)
2. Post your pink food by October 31
3. Include the logo and link back to this post in your post
4. Email me at beantownbaker[at]gmail[dot]com – include:
      – Your name and location (city/state/country)
      – Name of your blog
      – Link to your post
      – Picture (or permission to pull one out of your post)
If you don’t have a blog and would like to participate, just send me your information as well as the recipe used and I will post it here for you.

I dedicate this challenge to my mother and her two sisters who have also had breast cancer.

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27 Responses to “I’m bigger than you Yeast and you will make my bread rise!”

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    Jen Yu — November 26, 2007 at 11:55 pm

    Oh yum! Those look terrific. Congratulations on a successful first challenge and welcome to the Daring Bakers. Great job 🙂

    -jen at use real butter

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    Nikki57 — November 27, 2007 at 12:04 am

    You bread looks great! Congrats on overcoming your fear of yeast.

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    Katie — November 27, 2007 at 12:06 am

    Congrats on your first challenge!! Looks great!

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    MrsPresley — November 27, 2007 at 12:42 am

    1st, congrats on your 1st DB challenge! 🙂 2nd, congrats on overcoming your fear of yeast! i recently overcame this fear and am so glad i did! 🙂

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    Michelle — November 27, 2007 at 1:05 am

    Congratulations on your 1st challenge! Your bread looks so great!

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    Gigi — November 27, 2007 at 1:22 am

    Great looking bread! Congrats on becoming a daring baker. Isn’t it fun?

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    Dori — November 27, 2007 at 2:20 am

    you’ve inspired me to get over my fear of yeast as well!

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    breadchick — November 27, 2007 at 2:27 am

    Great job on your first challenge and on overcoming your yeast fear! Welcome to Daring Bakers!

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    Chris — November 27, 2007 at 3:04 am

    Welcome to the DBs! You did a “wicked awesome” job!

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    I(dot)J — November 27, 2007 at 4:14 am

    wow.. looking at your bread really reminded me of how this first challenge was for me.

    Great looking buns.

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    Tartelette — November 27, 2007 at 5:05 am

    Bravo on your first challenge! You did fantastic! I loave how cozy the loaf looks, it must be great for sandwiches, and congrats on beating the yeast demons to a pulp this month!!

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    ostwestwind — November 27, 2007 at 8:59 am

    Wow, what a success! All looks great

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    Sheltie Girl — November 27, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    You did a wonderful job on your breads. Congratulations on your first DBer challenge!

    Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

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    Candace — November 27, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    Nice job! Love the step by step photos!

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    ~Amber~ — November 27, 2007 at 3:22 pm

    See yeast is not as scary as you though it was, huh?
    Congratulations on your first challenge. All of your goodies look wonderful!!

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    Deborah — November 27, 2007 at 6:07 pm

    You did such a wonderful job on your first challenge!! Especially with accidentally adding the larger amount of potatoes.

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    kitten — November 27, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    I loved your step by step photos and your bread looks divine. Great job in telling the yeast who’s boss !!

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    Gretchen Noelle — November 27, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    Your bread looks great. I loved your post…funny and detailed! You succeeded with using yeast – great job! Congrats on your first DB challenge!

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    Julie — November 27, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    Hey, your breads look great! Thank goodness your first challenge with us wasn’t baked yeast jello … gross. Anyway, your rolls especially look nice and tender torn in half, just crying for butter. Job well done!

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    marias23 — November 28, 2007 at 4:53 am

    Congrats on your first challenge! Carrying heavy baking ingredients lets you burn calories so you can enjoy your creations! Yippee!

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    chronicler — November 28, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    Your bread turned out perfect! and the pictorial post is an added bonus! Super first challenge!

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    Gabi — November 28, 2007 at 11:43 pm

    Glad you showed that yeast who is boss!
    Nice job and good for you for getting right to it!
    xoxo
    Gabi

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    Dolores — November 29, 2007 at 3:26 am

    Congratulations and welcome. It lookw from here like you successfully tamed the yeast beast! And thanks for the measuring-cup-in-the-colander tip!

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    Bev and Ollie "O" — November 29, 2007 at 11:39 am

    your bread looks great, your slashes on the loaf are so perfect!

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    Christina — December 1, 2007 at 1:33 am

    I must say, for someone who is fearful of yeast you really came out on top and produced both a stellar loaf and rolls. Great job!

    Welcome to the DBers!

    Christina ~ She Runs, She Eats

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    creampuff — December 2, 2007 at 6:06 pm

    What a success story! From the storm to conquering of yeast … you did it all! Way to go on your first challenge!

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    Claire — December 3, 2007 at 12:24 am

    This dough looks like it makes a REALLY good loaf. Welcome to DB’s! Nice job.

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