Baker’s Spotlight

There are so many excellent bakers working to make a difference, the Home Baking Association felt it was time to feature some of these talented bakers. Each month we feature several professional or home bakers who offer valuable lessons, tips and resources all of us can benefit from.

An Exciting Who’s Who of Baking!

Meet HBA educator award winning teacher, Elizabeth Hagan, Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS), Carroll, Iowa.

Birthdays Around the World Call for Cake!
Elizabeth Hagen
Here are a few tips from Cindy Falk, nutrition educator with the Kansas Wheat Commission and National Festival of Breads co-chairperson

What’s Your Signature Bread? Cindy Falk shares Portuguese Sweet Bread
Springerle Cookies are a traditional German or north Alpine Christmas cookie that requires the use of molds with intricately carved designs.

Springerle Cookies with
Aaron Harries of Kansas Wheat Commission

Cheese Lover’s Barbecue Bread Twists: Gloria Piantek

Designer Oatmeal Cookies: Brooke Stamm

Springerle Cookies: Aaron Harries

Apple Crumb Crostata: Melanie Wanders

Apple Pie Black Walnut Muffins: Kim Hammons

Anadama Bread: Dr Kathy Patterson Bakes up A Family Recipe

Cherry Almond Braids: Linda Beech Bakes to Share Her Best

Elizabeth Hagen: Birthdays Around the World Call for Cake

Abby’s Apple Crisp: Abby Clement

Pecan Caramel Sticky Buns: “Baker Bettie” aka Kristin Hoffman

17th Century Chicken and Cherries: Max Miller and Ken Albala

Bake for Your Valentine: John Kanell

Social Media Bakers: Michelle’s Belly

Baking for Others: Debra J. Mosely

Build Hearth Bread Baking STEAM: Mike Leddige

Cookies and Bars for the Holidays: Kathy Jaszewski and Beth Blecher

Apple Pie for All: Marla Prusa

Grandma Cooper’s Basic Pie Crust: Gail Ellis

Mug Muffins: Chillicothe High School Bakers

Charity Bagels: Leo Barnes

Apricot Raisin Hot Cross Buns: Charlene Patton

Carrot Hazelnut Quick Bread: Roberta Duyff

Gluten-free Cornmeal Lemon Cookies: Jana Patton

Chewy Dairy-Free Brownies: Katy Benne

Lithuanian Bacon Buns: Jenny Kalvaitis

Kolache: Linda Larson Valiga

Flat Bread: Connie Nieman

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies w/Browned Butter: Lisa Pluff

Do you have someone you’d like to recommend? Contact the Home Baking Association and we’ll be happy to learn about your baking friend. Submission Info

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