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Starting to Bake is all about Mis en Place!

Starting to Bake is all about Mis en Place!

Whether its your first time baking or your thousandth, you never lose when you mis en place (meez-on-plahss). Are you thinking “putting everything in place” will take too much time? Do you have young bakers almost levitating to get started? Having them help “get everything in its place” is part of them helping. Its fundamental […]

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Rainbow Sprinkles Cake Just In Time for Bake for Family Fun Month!

Rainbow Sprinkles Cake Just In Time for Bake for Family Fun Month!

As colorful as its namesake, this yellow cake is frosted with a tangy cream cheese icing and adorned with sprinkles for a festive look. National Bake For Family Fun Month, celebrated all of February, provides a reason to put down the takeout menu. Baking, nearly as old as humans, is steeped in tradition, both familial […]

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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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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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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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Baker's Spotlight: Chillicothe High School Bakers Test Mug Muffins for Baking Food Safety

Baker’s Spotlight: Chillicothe High School Bakers Test Mug Muffins for Baking Food Safety

Chillicothe, MO is known as the town where sliced bread was invented!  Recently the Chillicothe Missouri High School Family & Consumer Sciences bakers honed in on another national challenge!  Americans LOVE mug cakes, muffins and meals. But  when are they “done” and safe to eat instead of gooey or half-raw?  “We’ve learned flour is a […]

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September Bakers Calendar 2021

September Bakers Calendar 2021

These September baking recipes, tips and resources will make your house smell like fall. So grab your favorite flannel and get cozy in the kitchen as we explore everything the month of September has to offer bakers. Thank you to Sharon Davis of the Home Baking Association for providing this valuable resource jam-packed with information!

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Baker's Spotlight on Bagels! ... and Charity

Baker’s Spotlight on Bagels! … and Charity

Lucky me, I was at the Hanover, New Hampshire Farmer’s Market.  It was the line forming at the Charity Bagel tent that stopped me in my tracks.  Behind the table was Leo Barnes, the founder, baker, and chief kitmaker of Charity Bagels.  Who could resist the beautiful bagels and a conversation? A conversation had to […]

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Baking Measurement Matters

Baking Measurement Matters

Accurate measurements in all aspects of baking (baking temperature, storage temperature, ingredients, etc) assure repeatable quality, controlled costs and customer satisfaction. Measurement Matters is an excellent resource for anyone who bakes, whether it’s at home or in a professional environment.  Join Sharon Davis from the Home Baking Association as she presents Measurement Matters. Download the Powerpoint […]

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