The Home Baking Association (HBA) has designated February as “Bake for Family Fun Month” and has resources, recipes and activities to help families get started! The following recipes and resources have been provided by our members in support of this celebration.
Activities for Kids
Teaching Kids About Wheat, Ages 6-9 – This presentation explains how wheat is grown, milling and made into the foods we enjoy. It also includes nutrition information. Download the presentation
Understanding Wheat – Understanding how wheat is grown, harvested and milled into flour is critical to understanding which flour will produce the best results for you. Here are key insights into the world of wheat and flour.
Did you know A single stalk of sugarcane contains 30 tsp. of sugar, 6 tsp. of molasses, 1 qt. of water and 6 oz. of plant fiber also known as “bagassea?”
Did you know the molasses we eat only comes from sugarcane?
Only sugarcane molasses is used to make brown sugar whether it comes from sugarcane or beets. This is because the molasses from beets has different flavors and consistencies. – More info here
Do you know how to read Canadian food labels?
Learn more about food labels, food labelling requirements, buying food grown or prepared in Canada, how to report a concern, and access technical documents for industry. – Click here to read up on this fascinating subject!
What is Prairie Gold?
“Prairie Gold” is a term frequently given to the state’s only major food grain crop. Wheat is produced in all regions of the state and is grown in more than 40 of the 64 counties. Be in-the-know!
What is “Plant-Based Plastic?
Typically, when you see something labelled as a “bioplastic”, it means that plastic material contains a certain amount of plant-based content. For a while, the amount of bio-based content required to call something a “bioplastic” was moving toward a standard, but that seems to have fallen by the wayside. Keep reading about this fascinating topic!
Where Is the Northern Crops Institute Located?
The four state region comprised of Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota is located in the northern Great Plains of the United States. This region produces an abundance of agricultural commodities. Read more here!
What is Unbleached Flour?
Most flour mills bleach their flour by artificially whitening it through the use of chemicals or other additives such as chlorine or peroxide. Chemically bleaching flour speeds up the whitening process and is believed to leave behind unintentional byproducts and also damage the nutritional content of the wheat flour. Read more here
How Can I Reduce Flour-Related Safety Risks?
Product recalls continue to keep food manufacturers seeking safer methods of preparing products for their consumers. Food safety hazards are a constant, and even with best practices in place, there are scenarios where a consumer might mishandle and poorly prepare raw, uncooked flour-based products — from frozen pizzas to cookie dough. Learn the answer to this important question here!
Wheat Protein. Plant Protein that Tastes Good!
With plant-based diets on the rise, more consumers are looking for healthy protein solutions that fit their lifestyle. Wheat gluten and proteins from ADM are highly functional, offering on-trend plant protein with minimal flavor impact to deliver the right balance of taste, texture, functionality and consumer appeal. Read more about wheat protein and gluten products
Wheat 101 – Six Great Resource Links for Wheat, Flour & More
Science Experiment: Flour Absorption and Gluten Development
Question to test: What difference(s) will you observe when substituting different flours one-for-one with all-purpose flour in a mixture? Control: Mix each type of flour/water mixture for the same amount of time and at the same speed. Science Experiment: Flour Absorption and Gluten Development
Bread Shaping for Fun: The Edible Art
Provided by the Kansas Wheat Commission, this excellent resource provides an in-depth look at bread shaping. Download the shaping guide here
Why Bake with Glass?
Because glass is an insulator, rather than a conductor, it’s slow to heat but, once hot, retains that heat for longer. Learn more about this important material for baking!
What is Pizza Flour? Learn About this Important Topic Here!
If you’re making both thin crust and deep-dish pizzas, you don’t need two different types of flour. Instead, use a strong bread-type flour with a protein content in the 12% range.
Learn more at HeckersCeresota.com
Get this amazing recipe for Hellen’s Homemade Pizza, you’ll appreciate us once you taste how delicious it is!
Why does my pizza dough turn wet and ‘stringy’ after only a few days in the refrigerator? And why can’t I get the bottoms of my pizzas crispy? If you have questions about making homemade pizza, we have answers! Check out these pizza-making tips!
What is Sustainability?
Sustainability is one of the biggest challenges our world faces, and it’s one ADM is uniquely positioned to solve. We are scaling up our sustainability efforts to meet the ever-expanding needs of global populations, and to give our customers the edge they need to navigate new consumer demands, shifting attitudes, and environmental challenges. Read more here
Learn About Food Safety
The safety of our food products, employees, customers and consumers is a core value of Ardent Mills. We constantly strive to provide safe, healthy, affordable food and ingredients for customers and consumers across North America.
Find the Farmer
Stone-Buhr has created a simple, easy-to-use website for you to locate the family farms that grew the grain that we mill to make your flour. We believe it is important to support these multi-generational farms who are producing wheat in a responsible and sustainable manner.
Cereal Innovators Webinar Series – This interactive webinar series focuses on new and unique ways to use cereal grains. Topics throughout the series include new processes, useful information on milling and baking, equipment information, and uses for cereal grains grown in MN, MT, ND, and SD. A new speaker will be featured each month