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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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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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In the Kitchen with Black Walnuts: America’s Indigenous Baking Nut

In the Kitchen with Black Walnuts: America’s Indigenous Baking Nut

Black walnuts, are a superfood native to the U.S. and one of the very few wild harvested foods commercially available today.  For centuries Native Americans used the nut meats as a food source and the husks for medicine and dyes.  Even today nothing is wasted!  The shells are ground into an eco-friendly abrasive. Baking with […]

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Sandwiches Rule August!

Sandwiches Rule August!

How did Americans ever get to loving sandwiches so much? We, in fact, dedicate August as National Sandwich Month. I think it’s something related to why the Earl of Sandwich, a real-life 18th-century aristocrat, reportedly loved them. He was busy, they were easy! This August, try your sandwiches in some creative packaging. Mmmmm… Flat Bread Sandwich! Many […]

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Baking: Farm to Table

Baking: Farm to Table

It’s March at last!  Wild or mild, the weather has us preparing to plant gardens and farms and puts a spotlight on nutrition.  Flour’s often an unsung nutrition hero.    World-wide, we don’t live well without flour.  As Americans focus more on plant-based proteins, wheat flour is a “heavy-lifter” in baked goods. It’s essential gluten […]

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