HANDLE THE HEAT'S MONTHLY BAKING CHALLENGE

NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER

For the month of NOVEMBER we’re making:

Ultimate Dinner Rolls

One recipe every month. Bake it. Share it. Savor it. 

Melt Hearts and win Prizes.

How it Works

1) Bake the Recipe

For November, we’re making Ultimate Dinner Rolls.

2) Snap a photo

Take a photo of your recipe using your phone, camera, iPad, or other device.

3) Submit your entry

DON’T FORGET YOUR BONUS ENTRIES

• Leave a star recipe review and comment on the recipe post using the same name and email address.


• Receive an automatic bonus entry if you’ve participated in any previous baking challenge before using the widget. You must be logged into the widget to receive this bonus.

SUBMIT BEFORE NOVEMBER 30TH 11:59PM MST

November's Prizes

Two Amazon.com $75 gift cards

4 ) Win Prizes!

Winners are picked randomly by our picker generator.

Giving Back

Here at Handle the Heat, we believe in spreading joy in all the ways we can, and making the world a better place one day at a time.

For each valid entry, Handle the Heat will donate $1 to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.

Community Entries

Your photos may be put on display to share with my entire audience – that’s hundreds of thousands of people! 

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Recipe Tips for
Perfect Chemistry

Tip 1: Use Bread Flour

The bread flour in this recipe has a higher percentage of protein, which helps the dough to develop stronger strands of gluten. Basically, that means it helps to form rolls with a nice tall structure and slightly chewy texture. If you don’t have bread flour, you can use the same amount of all-purpose, they just might not be as chewy and tall.

Tip 2: Adjust the amount of flour as needed

Another note about flour. I develop my recipes in Phoenix where it’s extremely dry. If you live in a humid climate, you’ll likely need to add more flour to the dough. Start by adding just a tablespoon at a time until the dough isn’t unbearably sticky. It’s better to have a sticky dough and beautiful rolls because adding too much extra flour can cause the rolls to become dense instead of light and fluffy.

Tip 2: For Forming & Kneading Dough

This recipe basically directs you to throw everything together in the stand mixer fitted with the dough hook and let the machine do the work until the dough is soft, smooth, elastic, and slightly tacky. It’s ALWAYS better to have a dough that starts more sticky and ends up light and fluffy out of the oven than to add too much additional flour and end up with dense or tough rolls. Remember, as the dough rises it will become less sticky as well.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Winners are selected at random using a name picker generator from among all eligible entries received.

Winner will be notified and must reply with an Amazon account email address. If there’s no response within 2 business days, a new winner will be chosen. We personally contact each winner to confirm their win, so it sometimes take a few days if we don’t receive a response.

We recommend clearing your web browser cache if you are having issues submitting your photo, a challenge page for a previous month is displaying, etc.

Control (PC) / Command (Mac) + Shift + Delete on your keyboard will clear the cache on most browsers. If you need any help with this, please email support@handletheheat.com and we’ll get you taken care of.

No! This isn’t a beauty contest. A photo snapped on your phone is perfectly fine to submit. Take a photo of your recipe with whatever technology is available to you.

The prize is available to anyone in the world who can shop with Amazon. We will buy your gift card from your country’s Amazon website in the current market value equivalent to U.S. dollars.

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Past Challenge Winners

December

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November (This Month)

Prize: Amazon Gift Cards

October

Prize: Amazon Gift Cards

WINNERS

Sarah S.

Madeline R.

September

Prize: Amazon Gift Cards

WINNERS

Mike G.

Jessica D.

August

Prize: Amazon Gift Cards

WINNERS

Ally C.

Peggy N.

July

Prize: Amazon Gift Cards

WINNERS

Kiersten K.

Ginger A.

June

Lemon Pound Cake Loaf Challenge

Prize: Amazon Gift Cards

WINNERS

Didi B.

Kimberly Y.

May

Prize: Amazon Gift Cards

WINNERS

Nikki B.

Caroline M.

April

Prize: Amazon Gift Cards

WINNERS

Carlee

Debbie E.

March

Ultimate Muffins Challenge

Prize: Amazon Gift Cards

WINNERS

Debby K.

Judy H.

February

Prize: Amazon Gift Cards

WINNERS

Kasey S.

Rachel C.

January

Prize: Amazon Gift Cards

WINNERS

Jennifer G.

Nicole S.

Olivia I.

October

Prize: Amazon Gift Card

WINNERS

Sarah S.

Madeline R.

September

Prize: Amazon Gift Card

WINNERS

Mike G.

Jessica D.

August

Prize: Amazon Gift Card

WINNERS

Ally C.

Peggy N.

July

Prize: Amazon Gift Card

WINNERS

Ginger A.

Kiersten K.

June

Prize: Amazon Gift Card

WINNERS

Kimberly Y.

Didi B.

May

Prize: Amazon Gift Card

WINNERS

Nikki B.

Caroline M.

April

Prize: Amazon Gift Card

WINNERS

Carlee

Debbie E.

March

Ultimate Muffins Challenge

Prize: Amazon Gift Card

WINNERS

Debby K.

Judy H.

February

Prize: Amazon Gift Card

WINNERS

Kasey S.

Rachel C.

January

Prize: Amazon Gift Card

WINNERS

Jennifer G.

Nicole S.

Olivia I.

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