Bready, Steady, Go!

This is the name of the new monthly bread based linky that Michelle from Utterly Scrummy Food For Families and I will be running starting this month. Some people may remember that Michelle used to co host a bread themed challenge called Fresh From The Oven. We talked it over and decided that it needed to be revived with a new name which was chosen by one of Michelle’s daughters. Both Michelle and I are keen bread bakers though I have fallen out of the habit of regular bread baking since last year and I’m using the challenge as a good motivation to get me baking bread again on a weekly basis. I find kneading dough very therapeutic and homemade bread always tastes much better than shop bought.




To kick off the challenge we’re not setting a theme so feel free to link up any bread recipes you post in April using the linky below and link back to this post and to Michelle’s blog. We have a badge for the challenge as well so it would be great if you could add that to your posts as well to spread the word. You’re welcome to enter old posts if you want to but we do ask that you add links to both of our blogs as well if you choose to do this. The challenge guidelines are listed in full below.

So what are you waiting for? Bready, Steady, Go bake some bread!


Challenge Guidelines

Bready Steady Go! will run until the 28th of each month and then a round up will be posted by the hosting blog at the end of the month.

You can link up any bread recipe, sometimes we may also run themed challenges, and feel free to join in with other challenges if your post also meets their guidelines. If you really love baking bread then you can add multiple entries up to a maximum of 3 per blog each month.

Please link back to Jen’s Food and Utterly Scrummy Food For Families and include the badge to help spread the word.

We’d prefer to see entries from new blog posts where possible but you can also add old posts if you add the badge and link back to our blogs as well.

You can tweet your entries to @JensFood and @UtterlyScrummy using the hashtag #breadysteadygo and we will retweet all that we see.

All entries will also pinned to our new Pinterest board as they come in.

If you make a recipe from a book/magazine/website etc please respect copyright and do not reproduce the recipe verbatim. Instead of copying out the recipe from the book, describe it in your own words and if it’s from an online source please link to the original content.


  • Janice
    April 3, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    I have fond memories of Fresh from the Oven, the first blog challenge I ever took part in. I have plans to have a go at making Bola de Caco the traditional bread of Madeira, so I may be back!

    • Jen
      April 3, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      That sounds interesting Janice, looking forward to seeing it 🙂

  • Jacqueline Meldrum
    April 3, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Great idea for a challenge Jen. I’ve added it to The Food Blog Diary for you.
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    • Jen
      April 3, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      Thanks Jac 🙂

  • Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
    April 4, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Sounds like a fun challenge! I’m useless at bread but maybe some of the entries will inspire me 🙂
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  • Sally - My Custard Pie
    April 5, 2015 at 5:57 am

    I loved fresh from the oven. It built my confidence as a yeast baker and the challenges helped make me the baker I am today. I’m still in touch with many bloggers from that challenge.
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    • Jen
      April 7, 2015 at 8:06 pm

      I enjoyed taking part too which is why I was so keen to resurrect the challenge. I hope you get chance to join in with us 🙂

  • Johanna @ Green Gourmet Giraffe
    April 8, 2015 at 7:08 am

    I did a few Fresh from the Oven challenges so am pleased to see it back – I am in a sourdough baking rut which is good but I sort of would like to try some other stuff sometimes so I hope this might inspire me. I gather the definition of bread is pretty broad and have added my hot cross buns – hope that is ok.
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    First time on your blog Jen. Posting my recent recipe. Look forward for more lip smacking recipes.

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