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September 2021 Baking Challenge

Recipe By Tessa Arias
September 1st, 2021

Announcing the official recipe pick for the September Baking Challenge! All of the details and rules for how to participate in the challenge for a chance to win one of the PRIZES are detailed below.

Last month for the August Baking Challenge we made Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies together!

Thanks so much to everyone who joined in. We had over 400+ entries!! That’s a lot of cookies!

Once winners are randomly drawn and then personally confirmed, they’ll be announced on the blog and on social media, as always. Each winner has 48 hours to respond before we re-pick a winner, so it sometimes can take a few days to announce.

Without further ado, I am super excited to share SEPTEMBER’S Baking Challenge recipe pick.

This month we’ll be kicking off the very first SAVORY baking challenge…

We’re making No Knead Pizza Dough!

No need to be intimidated by working with yeast! This dough is ridiculously easy to make. A few ingredients come together in less than 5 minutes.

This homemade pizza has a crispy crust and soft interior. Just add your favorite toppings like cheese and pepperoni for a delicious pizza night at home! Lots of customization ideas are listed on the challenge landing page.

easy no knead pizza dough recipe on a pizza peel

Here’s how to participate in this challenge:

(Read completely!)

Step 1: Make a batch of my No Knead Pizza Dough. Add any toppings you’d like to your pizza!

Step 2: Take a photo of your pizza or pizza dough and share before September 30th at 11:59pm PT.

Here’s how to share your photo:

Click here to access the challenge landing page. This is where you can get all the latest details, enter the challenge, and see other entries.

Click the button that says “SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY” – this will pop up a little widget where you can submit your photo:

  • You can select your entry photo from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, OR upload directly from your computer, tablet, or smart phone.

There’s also a few optional bonus entries to increase your chances of winning!


Two $75 digital gift cards! Available to anyone in the world who can shop with Amazon. I will order the cards in your currency for the USD equivalent of $75.

The winners will be selected randomly; so don’t worry about taking a perfect picture. Your photos may be put on display to share with my entire audience – that’s hundreds of thousands of people! I will email the winners. Winner must reply within 2 business days or a new winner will be chosen. Official rules are listed in the entry widget.

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 LGS Foundation. This is a charity that is near and dear to HTH Team Member Emily’s heart and we’re honored to highlight it this month.

So what do you think? Are you up for the challenge? I can’t wait to see your pizzas!

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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