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What’s Your Signature Bread?

What’s Your Signature Bread?

It’s hard to imagine how many home bakers Cindy Falk, Domestic Marketing and Kansas Wheat Commission Test Kitchen Director and Co-Director of the National Festival of Breads  has inspired and helped.  Cindy has been testing and baking great home baking recipes with Kansas wheat for decades. As co-director of the National Festival of Breads she’s […]

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Baker's Spotlight: Build Hearth Bread Baking STEAM

Baker’s Spotlight: Build Hearth Bread Baking STEAM

The North Dakota Mill has a great salesman in Mike Leddige!  This summer Mike spent a week in an HBA Baking STEAM workshop baking with the North Dakota Family & Consumer Sciences teachers in Fargo. Together they explored why “Flour is NOT Just Flour!” by exploring the baking qualities of North Dakota Made hard wheat […]

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Inquiring Minds Want to Know...Can I Make Flour Safe to Eat in My Home Oven?

Inquiring Minds Want to Know…Can I Make Flour Safe to Eat in My Home Oven?

The HBA has explored and discussed this question with food scientists in milling, baking, food safety and university research for nearly two years because for several years the guidance on-line, on TV food shows and in cookbooks keeps on: If I heat flour in my oven or microwave, I then use it to make cookie […]

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January Baker’s Calendar

January Baker’s Calendar

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Baker's Spotlight: Cookies and Bars for the Holidays

Baker’s Spotlight: Cookies and Bars for the Holidays

By now we hope you’ve tried at least one new cookie recipe from the winning collection found in our Cookie Countdown on HBA Social media. Two include Wisconsin cookie bakers featured in the Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News 2021 cookie contest. Each share the background behind their winning cookies.  Chocolate Truffle-Topped Caramel Bars   Recipe here Home […]

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Home kitchen heat-treated flour doesn’t protect against foodborne illnesses, Purdue food scientist says

Home kitchen heat-treated flour doesn’t protect against foodborne illnesses, Purdue food scientist says

Home cooks have long known they run a risk of contracting salmonella from raw eggs when they lick the spoon after making cake batter or sneak a bite of cookie dough. In recent years, some have even heard that raw flour can also make them sick, leading to recommendations for microwaving or baking flour to […]

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Welcome New Member, good natured Products!

Welcome New Member, good natured Products!

Home Baking Association is very proud to welcome our new member, good natured Products! From mega cupcakes to the tiniest of bite-sized treats, good natured Products has got you covered. Made from annually renewable plant-based material and no BPAs, phthalates or other nasty stuff, good natured® bakery packaging is more than just drop-kick durable. From snappy […]

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Fun Paintbrush Cookies

Fun Paintbrush Cookies

Kids of all ages, from 3 to 103, will love these fun & tasty Paintbrush cookies! Blend the art and science of baking with your creative side. Try mixing and matching with different cookie cutter shapes and a rainbow of food coloring. Ingredient List COOKIES: 2 ¼ cups sifted all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting […]

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Baker’s Spotlight: Apple Pie For All!

Baker’s Spotlight: Apple Pie For All!

Baking educator award winner Marla Prusa has made it a goal to teach Howells-Dodge, Nebraska high school Family & Consumer Sciences students pie baking.  Over many years they’ve baked hundreds of pies for community gatherings, fund-raisers and their own families.   Marla shares how she started baking pie and developed her pastry skills:  “I baked my first pie when I was […]

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Baker's Spotlight: Grandma Cooper's Basic Pie Crust

Baker’s Spotlight: Grandma Cooper’s Basic Pie Crust

It’s the perfect time to Spotlight home baker Gail Ellis, a Communications Specialist with the Oklahoma State University Extension. We met Gail this summer through her feature article Baking Surges with a Renewed Sense of Home, and the Oklahoma Wheat Commission and HBA workshops held virtually and in person.  We learned Gail is a wannabe-pie-baker!   […]

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